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Address: 2-1-33 Sakurajima, Konohana-ku, Osaka 554-0031, Osaka Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 6-6465-3000
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: This extremely popular theme park is equivalent to the Universal Studios...
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.
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Enjoyable but super busy!

I have been to USJ twice now, and both times they were super busy! I recommend buying an express pass, while its an extra $60 you will get to go on triple the amount of rides. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

I have been to USJ twice now, and both times they were super busy! I recommend buying an express pass, while its an extra $60 you will get to go on triple the amount of rides. The expected wait times varied between 60 minutes and 240 minutes (for the new Harry Potter attraction). However, numerous times the wait times advertised... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

If you're like me who has never been to any other universal studios theme park, you'll be amazed with everything here. From the attractions, the people that went there, the staff that are working there, the buildings inside, and many others. The attractions, yes there are long queues. So if you like me, who didn't have the express pass, you've... More 

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Okinawa, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

A definite must for enthusiasts, but not for necessarily others. First let me say, my English speaking family loves amusement parks. All of them! My girls were THRILLED to have an opportunity to see Harry Potter World in Japan. While planning for this trip to Osaka, I searched high and low for information on the best tickets to buy, the... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I highly and STRONGLY recommend getting the fast past though because at one time the wait time for the main Harry Potter ride was 3-4 hours! We paid an extra $60 on top of our tickets but it was worth every cent!!!! Lines for the big roller coaster Hollywood Dream, and Hollywood Dream Backdrop were 90 minutes minimum. Butterbeer was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Went on a day which was pouring down... but since the area isn't that big (compared to US and Singapore), you can literally visit everything in one day! The staff in USJ are very helpful, though really, they could do with some English conversational training... The highlight was definitely Harry Potter, and the more recently established Minions "Corner" (I'll call... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

i am not a harry potter friend but it was a nice experience and damn good fun. other than that most things are old and all in japnese...so we couldnt really enjoy the show. not really worth the time and spending the whole day there...

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Went on a Friday hoping that there wouldn't be too many people, but I was wrong. The waiting time for the Harry Potter ride was 4 hours, Hollywood Dream 1.5 hours and Backdrop 2 hours. Even less popular attractions like Jaws had 2-hour wait times. We got lucky and got into Back to the Future after half an hour. Even... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Wizardly World of Harry Potter: My family and I had to line up for 2 hours and ended up backing out to get the Express Pass. Regular pass would eat up 5 hours or more just for you to check out the Harry Potter ride. Re: other attractions, 40 mins to ++ would be your waiting time for popular rides.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed Universal much more than Disneyland. We went on a rainy day so there were a lot less people than usual. Some of the rides were closed because of this but the rides that were open had a maximum wait of 20 mins. Food and drink is expensive as expected. The butter beer is amazing though! (non- alcoholic). There... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We went to USJ on Tuesday May 19th, 2015. We decided not to purchase the Express Pass as it was as much as the cost of tickets. But after reading the reviews about long wait times I was a bit worried, so we followed the advice and went early, we were at the gates at 8:45 or so and they... More 

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