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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 215 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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Stockerau, Austria
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

The Universal Studios are very similar to the Studios in Florida and Hollywood - for example: Spiderman 4K3D, Backdraft, Back to the Future, Terminator 2:3D etc. But there also some attractions, which are only built in Osaka: SpaceFantasy, Universal Wonderland (for Kids), etc.. It´s better to invest some Yen more to buy the Universal Express pass, because the queues are... More

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Sakon Nakhon, Thailand
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

If you want to buy express pass,you've got to come very early in case in sold out. Every ride is very crowded so plan your trip carefully. The ride with Harry Potter is awesome!! The best 4D ride I've ever experienced.

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Makati, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Attractions almost the same with other universal studios. Best visited on weekdays when there are small amount of people. Best to buy yearly pass so you will not be pressured to finish everything in one go. I love USJ especially on cold weather.

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Berlin, Germany
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

What can I say? I love universal studios wherever they are. There was only a downside that is harry poter part just opened and it was packed with people.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I visited Wednesday 25th August. I am writing this review now as I hope this will help you out. There is a supermarket on your left as you come out of the train station. I stopped here at 7:30 for breakfast, got to the ticket entrance at 8, got an express 5 pass and got in the park at 8:10.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Overall it was everything you would expect from a theme park- Rides, lines, crowds etc. It was great, just like any other major park! Notes: Arrival: If you have any itention of riding all the attractions, especially harry potter area you MUST arrive early. Arrive at 7:30am (park really opens at 8am despite website advertising 9am) Express tickets: Typicall sold... More

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

The summer heat and crowd was crazy but I guess it is the same for any theme park. My daughter and I spent 2 days there and had a really good time, and especially the new Harry Potter attraction. First day we had an Express Pass 7 and was able to play most of the popular attractions including the 2... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We were able to see all of the major attractions, but this is only because we didn't even attempt to go on any rides after seeing the lines. It was a good thing that we were mostly there to buy souvenirs, otherwise we would have wanted to give it zero stars if it were all possible. While planning for this... More

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Zagreb, Croatia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We had no choice but to go on a weekend. The website said it opened at 9AM and having read the warnings, we got there before 8AM. Alas, there were already many thousands people in the line and the park itself was working already! The rollercoasters were full of screaming riders and we could see that it was obviously working... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

we spent a full day there, loved the fact that it wasnt as crowded as tokyo's disneyworld, that it had much more exciting rides and attractions. kids (7 and 8) loved it. absolutely worth the price. however snoopy burgers werent worth the money.

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