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Universal Studios Japan, Osaka

(4/5 based on 6,500+ reviews on the web)
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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  • I always like Universal studio. Back in the older days in LA. To buy the express pass is a must. If budget allows definitely go for the 7 rides. Most of the rides take at least 50 mins if no fast pass...  more »
  • I had a great day, it's a wonderful park and have no issues giving it a 5/5, but buckle up, I have a few things to say. • Purchase your tickets BEFORE you set out for the park, and if you want to get ...  more »
  • 這次去玩主要是為了哈利波特園區和飛天翼龍而來。覺得最刺激的就是飛天翼龍了!雲霄飛車愛好者一定要試試看,cool japan的福音戰士也非常推薦。建議怕排隊可以買快速通關,可以確保你的旅途愉快 
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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.