Universal Studios JapanCurrently Open [Closes at 07:30 pm]
The Universal Studios Japan is a major tourist attraction in Osaka and draws a lot of visitors. When opened in March 2001, it was the first theme park under the Universal Studios brand to be built in Asia. It is spread across an area of approximately 39 hectares! Now that is one giant theme park! Popular rides within the park include The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman, Hollywood Dream Ride, Jurassic Park and Jaws. A favourite section of the park which is popular with kids and adults alike is the Universal Wonderland. Recently, the Universal Studios also opened its gates to ‘The Wizarding World of Harry Potter’. A must visit for die hard Harry Potter fans (of the books as well as the movies)! The theme park is divided into sections such as San Francisco, New York, Jurassic Park, Hollywood, Amity Village, Universal Wonderland and Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Head over to the Universal Studios Japan along with your entire family for a fun filled day.
1 Day Pass:
- Adults (12+): ¥7400
- Children (4-11): ¥4980
- Seniors (65+): ¥6650
2 Day Pass:
- Adults (12+): ¥12450
- Children (4-11): ¥8420
Rates mentioned are inclusive of taxes.
They also provide express passes. Please check official website for details and rates.
- The theme park has varying seasonal and weekend timings.
- Universal City Railway Station
- A ferry service named Captain Line connects the Universal Studios Japan with the Osaka Aquarium.
- Finnegan’s Bar and Grill (New York section)
- Discovery Restaurant (Jurassic Park section)
- Beverly Hills Boulangerie (Hollywood section)
- Three Broomsticks (Wizarding World of Harry Potter section)
- Snoopy’s Backlot Cafe (Universal Wonderland section)
- Happiness Cafe (San Francisco section)
- Amity Landing Restaurant (Amity Village section)
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95% of people who visit Osaka include Universal Studios Japan in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
70.11% of people start their Universal Studios Japan visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 5 Hrs to see Universal Studios Japan
94.54% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Universal Studios Japan
Great place! It's really crowded even though we went on a weekday. To fully explore the entire place, I would advise a two-day pass plus express pass. I spent a day there with no express pass and could barely explore two zones. Very expansive grounds and perpetually crowded everywhere you go. There's so many things you can do here. The children were very excited to explore the place and activities. The facilities are well maintained and very clean. The staff are conversant in English. Toilets were clean - typical Japanese standard. Food and drinks were pricey as expected of any theme park. There was a night projection show and night parade in the evening during this winter period. Quite a spectacular end to a wonderful day's experience.
What a wonderful experience for the entire family. Rides and shows for people of all ages. If you want to avoid the queues for the bigger rides, go single rider. It's way cheaper than doing the express pass which is more expensive than the single entry ticket. Harry Potter is the most popular, so head there first to get those rides out of the way. If you're a thrill seeker, the Flying Dinosaur and Backdrop are the other good rides. Most shows are in Japanese, so don't bother trying to comprehend. This park is bigger than the one in Singapore, but the Japanese language puts on on par. Customer service is excellent as expected being in Japan. Came second week of January, so it wasn't as crowded as December. Cool weather also meant the queueing outdoors was pleasant. Try doing that in Singapore :). Will definitely come back!
Amazing theme park with many activities to do there even though it smaller than Disneyland. If going during off-peak season, recommended to get the early entrance ticket instead of express pass as you will still get to enjoy most of the ride and save money. There's only one parade at night but the castle light show was amazing. Overall, try to experience every ride and activities around the park.
Universal studios in Japan is one of the best theme parks. It gives you an amazing experience throughout the day. Since it's very crowded most of the days you'll have to stand in queue for hours for each ride. Apart from the rides the special events they conduct are even more amazing and grand and so colorful. It's a must visit place in Osaka, Japan.
Great theme park, well worth getting an express pass for this place as it can get very busy. Staff are friendly and try and help if you need help. Rides are great fun and worth getting there early in the morning and planning out your day. If you get the express pass then they would have allocated times for the rides and there is time between so you don't have to rush from one to the other. Parades and the shows get very busy but these times might be a little quieter to get on those rides which had long wait time. One of the hardest things was that all the rides and most of the announcements are only in Japanese so sometimes it was a bit hard to follow along with the stories, Back-draft being the hardest to understand definitely if you hardest see the movie before. The inclusion of animation, moving karts and video screens in rides like Harry Potter and the Minions was great and I really think these rides where pretty cool and worth doing again. Back-Draft has some flames but if you don't speak Japanese its not that great. The flying dinosaur ride was really fun and I think even if you are not a fan of heights it's worth doing, just once. :-) If you have the fast pass for this ride then you'll have less time to think about it :-) . Some of the more important announcements are in Japanese, Chinese and English as well as pictures and videos to ensure everyone all understands. With the fast pass for 7 rides and even on a Japanese public holiday it was not too busy, of course if you can go mid week during the off peak season it would be best and I'm sure you could go on a lot more rides too. Overall I think I will be heading back next time i'm in Japan.