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Universal Studios Japan, Osaka

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Families flock to Universal Studios Japan for the shows, rides, and attractions that fill the park, an installment of the international Universal Studios brand. The park includes a number of the classic rides and sections, such as Marvel comic book roller coasters, a Jurassic Park ride, and a Wizarding World of Harry Potter featuring restaurants, shops, and rides. Research tickets and opening times in advance, as lines can get very long. Note that most of the signs and performances are only in Japanese. Put Universal Studios Japan on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Osaka holiday planner.
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  • We went here mainly for the Harry Potter since that is the only one in Asia, there are other nice rides in Universal osaka but most of it are same. And honestly quality of universal is subpar compare ...  more »
  • Short and cheap train ride from town, lies a massive park with entertainment areas of Hollywood blockbuster scale  more »
  • Hari - Potter since he often went, so after a long time together with daughters family four stocks I could run, field, morning, visitors and at the same time to dash to the Harry Potter area daughters followed! At home watching movies all the excitement in the realism of the movie itself! "Flying Dinah sor" is followed by a single rider page! Young people (lol) of might be best enjoyed in the? "Take eat, set" in dream the ride and soon caught the Palais-de also enjoyed and I enjoyed!
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  • This place is over-crowded when we visited it in Japan. I loved the fact that there are lot of options like rides, movies and movie sets for adults , teenagers and kids. But the waiting period is too long for a single ride. We waited for 3.5 hours to enjoy a back drop ride which lasted less than 40 seconds. I would suggest you guys to buy a quick/fast pass if possible to enjoy the rides that are popular. Apart from that Universal studios is a lovely place and lot of food options available in case you want to refuel.
  • With the flying dinosaur ride, USJ is now maybe the best amusement park in Japan. Caters to adults with the horror themed shows and rides and their kids area is cute and fun. USJ has improved so much.
  • I think I would have liked it a lot more if I had better understanding of the language. All the shows are in japanese but for shows that involve rides, those were a lot more enjoyable. Note dat lining up there is the normal. My suggestion is to prebuy the tickets either online or Lawson/etc. We waiting a LONG time at the gate.. it was very boring and hot. The tickets were also really expensive (ard 15k yen/ person for entry and 4 uses of express ticket). But if you do plan on buying at the gate. Then u might want to consider to chill at the universal city walk they have a few stuff there and it looked really nice. The food inside were also quite expensive. If u plan to stay till the night bring a hat cause it'll get windy. And if u are a Harry Potter fan, u should definitely try to get an earlier ticket to go in so u get to buy a wand and make magic around that land. I went in October.
  • It is interesting and fascinating, BUT. Huge crowds of people are killing. I spent ALL day to just take part in only THREE attractions!!! And prices: everything is costing like it was made with gold. And no normal food inside the park (furthermore, you can't exit park, buy food and go back). So, if you really want to enjoy your trip to this place, you should buy express tickets (yes, they are much more expensive, BUT you will enjoy your time much more, I swear) and buy your food before you will walk inside.
  • Fairly good theme part albeit some of the attractions are getting old. Should not still rely on Jaws, Backdraft, and Terminator 2 as attractions. The Harry Potter and Spiderman rides are worth the money. You don't need to buy the express tickets as long as you enter the park first thing in the morning, and to choose to go on week days.