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Universal Studios Japan

2-1-33 Sakurajima, Konohana-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 554-0031, Japan
+81 6-6465-3000
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Ranked #11 of 204 Attractions in Osaka
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Amusement Parks
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: This extremely popular theme park is equivalent to the Universal Studios in Hollywood and Orlando, and features shows, rides and restaurants based on famous movie themes, like Jaws, Back to the Future and Terminator.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

A classic theme park. I do suggest that you still get an express pass (to secure your timed entry to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter aswell), while we were recommended to go middle of the week, it was still packed and lines where still very long. Especially in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I cannot imagine what public... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Harry potter park is the main aim of our visit to the USJ. The decorations were as if they came out from the movie itself. But it was seriously too overcrowded. You cant even move a feet at all inside the shops. Everyone was squeezing and frantically searching for their souvenirs. But the customer services were excellent. All the staffs... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed our day at USJ a lot but ran out of time to enjoy all the shows and rides as we had to purchase shinkansen tickets for the next day in advance. Lucky there was not a long queue for the tickets. What we enjoyed most was the Harry Potter theme where they replicate Hogwarts and Hogsmeade and sold... More

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

nice place to visit if you have one day extra. very similar to one in USA. i would visit only if i have a spare day

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Universal Studios wasn't originally on the itinerary but with a day up our sleeve, we went on our last Sunday in Japan ( mistake). Make sure you go on a weekday. The wait for most rides were about 30 mins to an hour and later in the day upwards of 2.5 hours, so we didn't get on everything. Harry Potter... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

The wizarding world is a must visit definitely! The amount of detail they put in decoration and interior and basically everything would make you cry. Even the toilet has Moaning Martyle grumbling about her life. Oh, I feel lucky to visit their toilet. Seriously, every step you took would feel magical. Do not missed other attraction too, and visit their... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Visited USJ today. Admission is actually reasonably priced, but to go on the major rides you have to shell out another 6000yen for fast passes. Otherwise be prepared to queue for 2-3h. Lines and long waiting times are even for restrooms, restaurants... Practically for everything! Having been to major theme parks all over the world - I consider this to... More

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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

It was just no more fun in USJ of spending more than 2-3 hours even 4 hours queuing for 2-3 minutes for rides or attractions. Even tough you spend more money with what-so-called 'Fast pass'. My family say 'No More USJ anymore'.

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Nz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Went on a Tuesday and it was fantastic. After reading the reviews on Trip Advisor we were prepared for the worst and almost contemplated to going. I am glad we did. We arrived 1 hour early at 9am and got tickets and 5 express pass. Many people in line, yet once we got into the gates the only time it... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

After reading many negative reviews regarding overselling and the endless lines, I was prepared for a long day. We planned ahead and arrived 45 minutes early (on a Tuesday) as we were keen to get our hands on the express passes and ha heard that they quickly sell out. When we arrived, there was already a large crowd but we... More

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