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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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As featured in Osaka for young kids and 1 other guide
Ranked #12 of 216 Attractions in Osaka
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks
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... more » 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. « less
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Tokyo, Japan
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We went to Universal Studios on a weekday, on August 29, 2014. We managed to get reservation to enter the Harry Potter world in the morning, but the wait for the ride was 2 hours. We left, so that we can come back later in the afternoon. It was not possible, as they allow you to make the reservation to... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I made the mistake of not booking the tickets before and when I got there, there was a huge line. The line moved slowly but the worst was that the fast passes were sold out and the waiting times for every ride was more than 120 minutes. But I still enjoyed a lot

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Newport Beach, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Very different from the Universal Studios in LA. They had some different rides, like Jaws and Back to the Future that we no longer had back home or never had. Be sure you get a ticket to enter Harry Potter area early, they did not tell us we needed a pass. We ended up getting in around 1 and it... More

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Osaka, Japan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Very busy on a Friday in mid September with a queue in excess of 2hrs for the only real roller coaster so needless to say we didn't bother. Site is 80% merchandising, 15% food, 5% rides. 3D rides were good, Jurassic Park not as good as Orlando was, in fact the whole site is small & not a patch on... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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11 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

My husband and I went here for a nice day together, and we discovered masses of people everywhere! Harry Potter world had just opened and it was crazy busy with throngs of people sprinting to Harry Potter world when it opened. It was strange, as most of Japan had been so serene. There are some lines with single rider lanes-... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

We had to go during the Obon week which comes in the peak of summer holidays. Since we had expected huge crowd, we purchased 2 day passes. Since we had previously visited Tokyo Disneyland, our hopes were even higher. Content-wise it is way better than Disney since USJ is obviously more suited for adults. But crowd managent and the fast-pass... More

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Southern California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Be prepared for long lines for everything, but take your time and have fun. We bought the two day pass and used as many "single rider" lines that were available. It was packed (especially for the Harry Potter/Hogsmeade area, but everything was great. If you've been to the parks at Orlando or Hollywood, expect the same, except bigger & cleaner.... More

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Cessnock, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Went on a Monday and it was an unorganised, expensive, over-crowded venue. Harry Potter portion of the theme park involved 3hr waits to even enter stores. Would not recommend to anyone.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

If you have 2 days around Osaka area then this is a good place to kill an entire day woth family or friends

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

It is a great theme park, we were there at 9 am and wanted to start by the backdrop. They gave us a ticket to return at 6pm for the ride. Please get an express ticket to avoid the queue, it was summer holiday and we queue at least 60 minutes for each ride. If you hold express ticket, your... More

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