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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 #11 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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Toyohashi-shi, Aichi, Japan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

There are lots of attractions and rides for almost 7,000 yen entrance fee, but additional 4,000 yen if you wish to see their new attraction Harry Potter.The Parade of lights starts at 8:30 in the evening and finishes in an hour or so, for us who need to travel by car for 4 hours going home, that is too late.

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Townsville, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
33 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The Harry Potter section of the park was amazing in every detail making the story come to life! The castle is staggering to behold as was Hogsmead and all the other scenes and shops. We lined up for the ride fairly early and didn't have much waiting time but this did not prove to be a benefit as you can... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

We went there for my fiances birthday and loved it! We checked at our hostel and tried to buy the express pass but they had sold out for the day we went. We had to wait until 5:50pm to get into Harry potter but it was hands down our best part of the day and the wait also gave us... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

went there recently to see harry porter. no one told us we had to reserve to see this section of the park. apparently they have a lottery drawing system for those who did not reserve to see harry. staff working there are all teenagers, and surprisingly spoke really horrible english, maybe highschool dropouts? we left feeling cheated by this park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Love it so much this one.. Very awesome place to have fun.. I spend my time a w ole day in this place.. Recommended place.. And u have to visit.. Cool.. Thanks for share...

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Kobe
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

I haven't visited Universal Studios since I was a child in Los Angeles, and I don't go to many amusement parks so I don't have any idea how Universal Studios Japan compares to other parks, but irregardless, my daughter really loved it. I am long term resident of Japan, and have been here long enough to realize that the surprisingly... More

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Sydney
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

my kids loved this place but I thought the rides were too basic tailored for under 8 and apart from many shops with Americanised merchandise there wasn't much else to do . With Harry Potter world opening in July 2014 the entry price could be justified then.

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

We went on July 7 but missed the Harry Potter by just a week! Narratives at USJ were all in Japanese. It was a fun place but really tired with the long queues on almost all the rides. Also, a little disappointed with the confusion at the entrance and ticketing office where the queue is really long. It would helped... More

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melbourne
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

We went on July 15, the day Harry potter opened. I was expecting the whole thing to be insane, but they opened at 8am and it was very quick through the ticket gates. All the express passes had sold out, but that was actually a bonus in the end as my 5 and 7 yr old were too scared to... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Its a fun place but really tired after a whole day of walk inside USJ. It is also a great shopping place for gifts but its kind of expensive. The turkey leg is yummy!

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