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Universal Studios Japan

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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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Way to spend a whole day!!!

Universal Studio is something like Disney for adults. I have visited the site several times and have always loved the experience. I wish there was a way to avoid the huge lines... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Universal Studio is something like Disney for adults. I have visited the site several times and have always loved the experience. I wish there was a way to avoid the huge lines of people and of course, to get beer stands all over the place!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Okay I'll be very straight. Get there early as possible it fills up quick. The ticket booths open at 9:00am and gates open at 10:30am so was annoying, if you can get prepaid passes you'll be let in 15mins earlier than the rest. Also they have fast passes for major attractions and rides which price at around $50 but, plan... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

It's almost the same as the one in the US, maybe a bit smaller. The parade though was a bit disappointing. I think it lasted about 5 minutes or less. But the reason we went there was actually to see Harry Potter. http://tailofsnowbear.wordpress.com

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

It took me the whole day here at Hogwartz area. Wonderful! and after 6pm, you dont need to wait for more than 10 minutes for almost everything. (spiderman, back to the future and so on...)

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Brisbane, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We arrived 75 minutes early and there were already several thousand people waiting in the queue. Our group lined up in the entrance queue while one of us went to the ticket booth - in the 10 minutes it took to purchase the tickets another few thousand had queued up behind us. Once the gates opened we ended getting caught... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We stayed at a hotel near by univesal and couldn't believe everyone was lining up an hour and a half before it opened. So an hour before it opened we stood in line and decided to head to Harry potter first just like everyone else. As soon as the gates open everyone ran to harry potter as it had just... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

friendly staff, clean and super fun park. food is a bit pricy but lots choices to choose from. go first to Harry Potter ride otherwise you wait forever. be an early bird and git on when the park opens and straight to Harry Potter ride. my favourite actually was Jurassic Park

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

It was such a great experience!! The Harry Potter world is just so great, you actually feel like your in the movie. It is so big and there is really so much to see and the food is just great. The weather also makes a huge difference. Definitely try Hollywood Dreams and go to all the rides in Hogwarts. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Definitely worth a visit if you enjoy theme parks but I would strongly recommend that you book tickets for the fast pass before hand. We had to wait 30 minuets in line to gain admission and we arrived right at 10am. When we reached the ticket counter the 7 pack fast pass was sold out. I would also suggest going... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We were on Japan to tried their amusement parks, Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo DisneySEA and Universal Studios Japan. And this is definitely the best place to be in Japan for teenager. 1 tips from me: when you pass the entrance gate, leave everything behind and go to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter ticket booths. We went there on Saturday, not... More 

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