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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 #14 of 222 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 young children, Activities for older children
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Bangkok, Thailand
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132 reviews 132 reviews
57 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Nothing special..its just like any other Universal Studio.. they just have new add on harry potter and the line is 130-170 min waiting so didn't had chance to even visit it. The lines for all the rides are very long from 30-90 min and the shows are all in Japanese which is bad, they should have some shows in English... More

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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We came to the park and got in line to buy tickets on a rainy Monday at 9:15am. It was about 15 minutes waiting to reach the ticket booth. By the time we reached the ticket booth, we were told they were sold out of express passes (nowhere on the English universal website did it say that they sell out).... More

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Tel aviv
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

You have to wait 3 hours for every ride. Absolutely a waste of time. People are sleeping on the curve in the rain... Such a huge disappointment. What ever you do don't come to this place.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Visited in September, got there just after it opened on a Friday but it was still very busy! We opted to buy the 3 ride fast track ticket that allows queue jumps on certain rides, this came in handy alot especially with the queue times on the big rides. BE WARNED THAT HARRY POTTER RIDE GETS STUPIDLY BUSY! I would... More

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Manila, Manila, Philippines
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101 reviews 101 reviews
40 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The sights and rides are just amazing! People of all ages will surely enjoy this park. And if you get tired, there are electric convenience vehicle rentals to guide you through the park. The rides will make you feel so much a part of the movie like Spiderman, Jurassic Park and the highlight of the park, Harry Potter. You truly... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I went to Disney just Sunday before the park is full they stop selling ticket we went back again on Tuesday and it was good. Universal should do the same if the park to so full that people can't walk. Stop selling ticket just don't let us in. Don't take our money

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Nagaoka, Japan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

The best: * “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey" is definitely the best ride attraction in the world. The ride is excellent not only because of the amazingly stunning dragon, Whomping Willow, Aragog the spider, Basilisk the giant snake, Quidditch match, etc. but also because of the waiting corridor of the ride, inside the Hogwarts castle, with very lively talking... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Our 2nd visit here, because of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter! We got our express pass 5 to skip the massive queue and enter The Wizarding World of Harry Potter without taking the timed entry ticket. (The Wizarding World of Harry Potter timed entry ticket is included with Universal Express Pass 5 or 7) Flight of the Hippogriff does... More

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Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

This park is amazing! I have been to Uni Hollywood and Orlando, and this one is spectacular. It even has the Harry Potter area. The rides are great, food tasty and service great!

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Gold Coast
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17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

We visited Osaka Universal Studios Wed 15 Oct, we got there by subway on the Loop line then changed trains at Nishikujo. Waiting for tickets was crowded and the lines went quickly. Cost was around 130K yen for 2 of us. The park was busy primarily because of Harry Potter. The rides and attractions were great but the Harry Potter... More

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