Universal Studios Japan, Osaka

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#1 of 247 in Theme Parks in Japan
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. Arrange your visit to Universal Studios Japan and discover more family-friendly attractions in Osaka using our Osaka trip planner .
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  • I bought Royal Studio pass, and expected congestion in the golden week. I think if helpful to think or to buy the express pass most people consider the Royal. Spider-man first it was 80 minutes in the morning. Wristband of the Royal Show if you could ride in just 15 minutes. Then Harry Potter is usually 150-minute wait. But also at the Royal in a 15-minute ride completed. But everything must entrust to the locker, and traffic congestion. In latency depends how quickly deposited a luggage locker. I'll can be deposited so to speak, early rockers from again standing in line. That line while closely watching the world of Harry Potter is a good fast express ride soon. I had that since I ride between. I love Harry Potter! Just who is 150 min order carefully and make sure we would. It is also interesting as cry! Where rises followed by the image of bird called the flight of the hippogriff roller coaster took "to? Another end? "And was anticlimactic. We lol butterbeer, we call it "Tinker" and is sweet and tasty (beard insta sheen is required!). Only the scariest Coaster at the Park flying day nasaw. This was usually wait for 180 minutes, but still long at Royal and ride done in 30 minutes. No-it is scary. Body and soul are all free, should challenge. Long hair by the way people are bundling, recommend the. Views of the long-awaited will be inhibited in the hair. In fact I did this. As well as back drop in popularity was the scariest. Requires the ride, thrill of attraction are almost empty-handed. Some pennies in your Pocket will be fussy. Small basket is passed.
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  • Awesome experience!!!! The Harry Potter section was the best. The other rides which were out of this world were the Minion Ride & Spiderman. Every one of us from 60+ year old to my 4 year old enjoyed ...  more »
  • When I went to Universal Studios of the United States disappointed me. Officials sad toys, peeling, carelessness and even lixinhos. Did not have a "magic" that made the place becomes more than a park. Here in Japan, however, this does not happen. The place gets a different brightness, with enthusiastic employees and visitors, who enter the spirit to build a climate of fun. I found all well maintained, with explanations in English when required, well and most divided environments: the rotating special areas of anime. When I went, there was a cinema 4 d to Sailor Moon and a Monster Hunter experience and Final Fantasy. Are not toys out of the ordinary, because stations that need to be assembled are easily in order to make room for other periodically, but still I thought it gave the brightness required and all merchandise exclusive of these items did already worth the whole trip until here. The bad part is the requirement of several restaurants of the famous "setto", or combo. Even if you only want a dessert, you have to ask all the combo and the two people need to ask. It is very annoying and it and aborted the US desire for a dessert.
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  • Spent a full 11 hours (9am-8pm) here and loved every moment. Recommend buying the 7-ride Express pass as you can jump the queue for most major rides. The harry potter 4D ride is mind blowing, combining 3D cinema with a moving coaster and practical effects. The cafe near Hogwarts castle also had very juicy chicken- surprisingly good for theme park food. Plenty of kids areas (Minions, Sesame St etc).
  • Amazing theme park! Did most of the rides and I must say they are magnificent! Must ride are those recommended on express pass (Harry Potter, Spider-Man, Hollywood dream, Jurassic Park - the ride). Would recommend single rider to skip buying express pass as it’s about the same speed. Otherwise, group would recommend to have express pass. Wait time can be long for regular queue.
  • Nice setting, lots of restaurants and nice places to sit around the lake. Much different than US parks. A LOT of people dress up to come here so it's nice to people watch. Way to small for the amount of people this park takes in. The shortest queue we saw was 90 minutes, 160 - 240min on average wait time. Which is a little ridiculous. Take this into account if you plan on visiting. If your going for the rides at most you'll get three or four in and will be in line most of the day. We only went for the Harry Potter land, took us a few hours to get into that part of the park and then 240minutes into the ride (longest Harry Potter film is like 236min so we could have seen the entire film while waiting in line for the 4 min ride). In the end it is a very nice ride though. I would recommend getting the twilight pass, after three pm. You save almost 50%. It's nice to just be there and look around. Most rides empty up (though a lot of rides close) the last hour (from 8 to 9) so we were able to get into two rides at the end.
  • Fantastic entertainment park! We have enjoyed more than Disney Park (which is great park too to visit) because we liked themes. Many 3D rides which are really exciting! We took VIP tour, which I recommend highly, as You are taken to main rides without waiting endlessly and also you would be given additional Express passes, depending how many you will purchase. Come in early, when park opens - waiting times, then are the shortest. Harry Potter is a great highlight of Tokyo Universal Studios. You will find whole town created just for Harry Potter! They have non alcoholic butter beer which is really delicious, magic wand shop and whole castle (which I found, visually, to be almost bigger than Buckingham Palace!) dedicated for VERY elaborate ride. The ride made me little ill but at the same time, left me beyond impressed to what extent 3D ride is designed! Bottom line, if you like me didn't like Harry Potter, in this town - you will!
  • Love USJ!!!! I wish there weren’t so many people so we can enjoy more of the Harry Potter world and other areas but oh well. We still had a great time!!! Definitely recommend getting the express pass it comes in very handy! Also do a bit of before planning so you can enjoy all the benefits of the park! Staff is always friendly and very helpful during the child switch :). I can’t wait to come back!!!
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