Universal Studios Japan, Osaka

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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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  • Visiting Universal Studios was a excellent experience. Lots of rides and experiences areas. We had not been here before and many of the rides, older ones admittedly, had shot lines to get on so we got...  more »
  • I had lots of fun in the USJ on Dec 11. I like the rides in USJ that they are full of excitement but not that scary at the same time. (just my cup of tea) The Voice of Angel christmas show was just br...  more »
  • Live in Osaka City, but also the new charm never tire. Event planning, each season is a pleasure every time.
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  • 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.
  • Great theme park! We went when they had Harry Potter theme as one of its main attractions. All the staff were super friendly. If you don’t understand Japanese, you may have a difficult time understanding some of the plays and shows. The rides were great. Caution for the ones that get dizzy and nauseated like I did. If you are trying to budget time for this theme park, you can easily spend the whole day there. Go early or go late. Super busy in the afternoon.
  • Not as many attractions as the Florida version of the park, of which I'm used to. However they truly make up in the customer service of the workers, all the way from the janitors to the actors truly make it a wonderful experience. The food and drink prices are actually very reasonable for an America's perspective, as well as souvenirs aren't a total eye gouging amount. Park entry is about $70 which also isn't bad at all. I strongly recommend going here!
  • If you love adventure, then this is the best place where kids and adults will enjoy. Be sure to go here early morning in an ordinary day because it's usually crowded on weekends and also to avoid lines not only on ticket booths but in other attractions as well. My favorite and recommended attractions are the Harry Potter and Jurassic Park which are thrilling but fun and exciting! Great theme park!!!
  • Attended Halloween Horror Nights events here in 2015 & 2016. The timed express tickets saved time and don't require much queueing. Haunted houses we're the best! Very scary but I loved and enjoyed myself a lot. The street zombies we're amazing as well! Big place, everyone seemed to be having fun and happy. Will definitely visit here again! Best Universal Studios theme park I had ever been too.

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