Universal Studios Japan, Osaka

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#1 of 246 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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  • A theme park that is unable to keep all players in one day. Tremendous people, however, even for the weekdays. The zones hit preview, Harry If you want to keep the players hit really recommend buying the rest of me will be express to another store.
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  • A great Park that you take in another world; big or small, you will be transported by the magic and the beauty of the Park. Characters divaguants freely in the Park: easy to make his pictures. On the other hand, too many people as every day, no matter what day you come. No attraction made because at least 2 hours waiting, but wander the world of Harry Potter, go shopping, it's worth the entry!
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  • I went 2 months Friday. It is expecting crowds of Disney's bad I go to Osaka too much attraction you sad! The express pass 7 went buy + duration limited ride (¥ 15,000). As a result, went just 9 at the opening, but more than expected rattle and I attractions restaurants not was disappointed in many. I'm not like Spider-man was not lined up only takes about 10 minutes. If you opened the sales for restaurants and attractions you want opened and then it is. Even more attractions without a day's forbidengiani (long evening opening), Jurassic Park (noon start), Would be fine, Waterworld in Maine did not do what I did at the opening, made at the opening. Would expect the Disney equivalent attraction itself isn't interesting. 3 almost all rely on technologies such as the D-4 D real? Genuine? For there was no experiences (good explanation is). The express pass is high instead of any schedule is determined (feel this attraction is from: Please, enter: 30 minutes) because it is very inconvenient. While I went with my boyfriend, but my boyfriend is in motion sickness feel sick "but stood only after how many minutes until the next attraction, catch," that feeling was really poor, sorry. Boyfriend no motion sickness in the Disney attraction, but seemed did not fit a combination of video and vehicle movements. Hopefully once again happy theme park.
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  • We had a fantastic time from morning to night! Even if you're not the type that love theme parks such as myself my opinion immediately changed during the visit despite not going on any rides. There is still many to do if you don't want any adrenaline rides as such. Ample places to chill and relax. One tip is to purchase an express pass as rides typically have very long wait times, including kiddie rides. Harry Potter's butter beer is a must try hot & cold; the 3 broomsticks restaurant served nice food for the price but one tip there is to request to sit outside at the back of the restaurant as it's more peaceful & less crowded. The view is great too & table area heated during winter. Please visit USJ for a great time!
  • Want to be younger again. This place is wheelchair friendly. If you plan to rent it here, it will cost you 500yen. All staffs will look after people on wheelchair well and special. I came during new year holiday. The Harry Potter 4D line was too long waiting (2hours) but you can also have a quick walk through Hogwarts castle. Spider-Man Show was great and entertain. Terminator show was in Japanese. If you don’t understand Japanese, you will lose most of the story. Limited English language communications in this amusement park. Credit card accepted at some food stands, but some required cash only.
  • Was enjoying the day here. We bought fast pass. For the back drop ride. And it’s pretty costly. Played almost everything that we wanted to. And waited for the backdrop ride and Hollywood ride. Then I was being told that I can’t ride that because I was too fat. It’s quite unfair for me as I paid for the fast pass for it. It suppose to be a 5 stars but I gave 3 for now as I’m really really very pissed. Purposely waited there just for our scheduled time for back drop. But then we were told that we can’t. F... They should do something with it. 😡
  • Harry Potter world was a highlight for the kids. We were there between Christmas and new years and would definitely recommend the express pass (get them early as they run out pretty quick). Wait times without express pass was up to 3 hours. The Flying Dinosaur ride was a highlight roller coaster. Kids above 132cm tall would enjoy it more as they'll get to go on more intense rides.
  • This is one of the places that kids and adults alike will enjoy. The flying dinosaur ride is an inverted roller coaster which I enjoyed the most even if I am scared of such rides. A number of attractions such as the Harry Potter and Jaws rides are definitely recommended. Just please come early to enjoy most of the rides since the lines get pretty long. Hint: Try the single rider as well to maximize the park and most Japanese doesn't like riding alone.

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