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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  • Open the third day since. Just open at that time. rice is not only the image did not go. It gets crowded, and now no?.
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  • Guests can spend idle if you express pass, make money out it. Indeed, Osaka! You couldn't just cold in the restaurant, subtle and warm. Better measure firmly when it is cold. I felt no difference compared to land and cast you in the room.
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  • Lined up ago opening, but 15 minutes from previous visitors in a mad dash to the Harry Potter area running, I was surprised. Harry Potter area was very crowded so where small souvenir shops, even in the middle of an area long attraction matrix, crosses the growth,. Souvenir abound in the Park, very very many types, same thing for sale in the anime difference, many types of T shirts, finally to avoid or entering in left, just watching the fun. I thought it was generally too high, however, Food went into the restaurant to eat plenty of vegetables, but very tasty sandwich. We have very crowded Park or eating a riceball line, quite a few, whether because of that and because of staggered a little to just sit down and eat.
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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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