Universal Studios Japan

Sightseeing information about Universal Studios Japan in Japan.

Universal Studios Japan4.8

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Universal Studios Japan (USJ) , located in the Osaka Bay Area, is a theme park featuring a variety of movie-related rides and shows. Opened in March 2001, USJ attracted ten million visitors faster than any other theme park in the world.

The theme park offers exciting rides about Back to the Future, Jurassic Park, Jaws, Spider Man and other blockbuster Hollywood movies. The attractions also include characters from Sesame Street, Snoopy (Peanuts) and Peter Pan, and you will definitely meet the friendly Woodpecker couple and Pink Panther wandering around as main costumed characters. This spot is popular with both adults and children.

PurposeFestivals,couple,thrilling,fashion,experience,kids,family,haunted places,Japanese resort,shopping,major,let's hang out!
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4.0a month ago

Generally less crowded than Disney Tokyo. But there is a wider variety of foods comparatively.

The rides are fun and Harry Potter is one of the main highlights. Bring the usual sun protection and such.

Staff are enthusiastic and the meet the public sessions of the various characters are always fun. But even with the lighter crowds the lines for the rides are long, be prepared to wait.

In all, a good experience for the kids, but to fully enjoy all the rides, kids should be about 122 cm tall, of course by then, you have to pay for them so, weigh the benefits.

If you have younger kids, you can take advantage of the child switch concept or simply switch care givers throughout the day.

5.0a month ago

A must to buy the Fast Pass!! It was worth every dollar. However it can be a bit pricey. I got the fast pass 7 and that cost me about S$170. Not including the admission ticket of about S$90+.

The best ride was The Flying Dinosaur!! A must for the thrill seekers! Hollywood Dream and HP Forbidden Journey were both enjoyable as well.

Do walk around the park to try different themed food such as minion sandwich or cream puff! Photo worthy and taste good.

4.0in the last week

This place is pretty cool, staff speaks English, good variety of food choices. We went on a week day and the waits were doable but I would not dare to come here on a weekend. We arrived 15min before the park opened and as soon as it opened we headed straight to harry potter, by the time we got there the wait time was 40min, 20 minutes later it went up to 70min. We rode it again later in the day at around 5-6pm and the wait was not even 30min. Overall it was a good experience.

5.0a week ago

This is simply amazing. It's the first time I went to a theme park, not a fan previously. But the Hollywood dream and Minions totally changed my mind. For the Harry Potter fans, we arrived roughly 1h before the park opened and there were already like 20+ visitors ahead of us in our line alone. The moment it opened, we rushed to Harry Potter, no waiting entailed. The ride was a bit scary but really cool. Minions was really relaxing. Single Rider was available in Hollywood Dream. I went after taking the backwards ride. I am not sure but all three single rides I went on they were facing forward.

One tip: if you book the ticket online, better print the QR code, i failed to scan it at the entrance.

1.0in the last week

They are driven by profit without caring about customer experience. It was a rainy day today and I got there 100 minutes after they opened their gate. They should know by then that their customer volume was not going to be big as normal. However when I asked to buy an express ticket, they told me Express7 was sold out but the reality was they lied because three out of the seven attractions included in Express7 was closed for the day. But they didn't hesitate to sell me the Express4, which includes four attractions that were open. But due to the rainy day and a weekday, it was not busy at all. I only benefited from using it once. All the other three attractions had the same waiting time between the normal line and the express one. The most unbelievable one was Harry Potter normal line was even shorter than the express line. Actually, every attraction on the day was quiet and no queue at all, or maximum 5-10 minutes waiting time. They should have avoided selling express tickets on a day like today and just be honest with customers at selling point that there would be tiny or nil difference by using the express ticket. What a disappointing service Universal Studio Japan has provided. They prioritise profit over customer service and experience. Further more I was given a Japanese map even though I only spoke English at the ticket office. For the more than 600 US dollars I paid for the family, this is the worst service ever around the world.

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USJ is one of the most famous themed parks around the world. People of all age groups can enjoy here. Now, new Harry Potter's attraction is coming very soon. Let's enjoy Harry Potter's world.

USJ is one of the most famous themed parks around the world. People of all age groups can enjoy here. Now, new Harry Potter's attraction is coming very soon. Let's enjoy Harry Potter's world.

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Let us go enjoy this fantastic place. You can recall back your precious memory in your youth , and once agin you would have the same feeling. Trains are pretty! Rides there is fun, but food costs a lot.

Let us go enjoy this fantastic place. You can recall back your precious memory in your youth , and once agin you would have the same feeling. Trains are pretty! Rides there is fun, but food costs a lot.

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Japan Osaka Universal City, Changchun, China are known as the Hollywood of the East Changying century city. Felt Changying century city are spectacular, but went after Osaka, feel Changying century city is too small. The most important t...

Japan Osaka Universal City, Changchun, China are known as the Hollywood of the East Changying century city. Felt Changying century city are spectacular, but went after Osaka, feel Changying century city is too small.
The most important thing is Japan's tourist service is really very good, regardless of which attractions go, meticulous service always makes you feel warm.

日本大阪有环球影城,中国长春有东方好莱坞之称的长影世纪城。当时觉得长影世纪城非常壮观,但去过大阪之后,才感觉到长影世纪城太小了。
最主要的还是日本的观光地的服务真的很好,无论去哪个景点,细致的服务总是让你感觉到暖暖的。

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VisitedOct 2010

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