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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 #12 of 219 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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Osaka, Japan
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Really? If waiting in line for a ride for up to four hours is your thing then waste your money on this over rated theme park. No one must work or go to school in Osaka, they spend all day at this park! You can take the advice of previous post and get there early for tickets etc, that way... More

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Noosa, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We visited USJ in September 2014. This should be an amazing place, but it is completely spoiled by the insane overcrowding. What is the point in paying $250 for entry tickets (2 adults, 2 kids) to then spend literally THREE HOURS lining up for any ride? Realistically, the most you can hope for is 2 or 3 rides in a... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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80 reviews 80 reviews
50 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

I would love to give this a 5 star rating as I really loved the park itself, I enjoyed the rides some were pretty unexpected in good way and I loved the theming, however it is just so busy you cant do anything. I will blame the new Harry Potter world for that (we went in a weekday and not... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Universal Studio in Osaka is great place to play. It is better to buy the fast ticket before you go there, so you can get an earlier time to play at Harry Potter.

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1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Review based on Universal Osaka visit Thurs Sep 25 2014: - Bought tickets ahead of time, good idea - Did not purchase express pass, glad we did not as lines were not bad - Upon entry went to left to Guest Services to pick up English brochure and directions to where to get Harry Potter entry time; good idea DO... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

You are crazy to go to Universal Studios Japan without an express pass, crowds and lines!! Get there early, we got there at 8:30 and there was already a crowd waiting to go in, and express passes sell FAST! You have to run into the theme park to get reservation tickets to enter Harry Potter World. WARNING: this reservation ticket... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

We went to USJ on a Tuesday and it was very busy so I can't imagine what its like at weekends. We arrived at about 1pm and found the rides to have wait times from 40mins to an hour so not too bad. The recently opened Wizarding World of Harry Potter was very crowded with ques to get into even... More

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

As always it is a Universal stuidos, and a theme park in japan so be prepared to line up even if you get an express pass, Harry Potter Land is Brand new and will pull the crowds no matter what but the usual rules apply, weekdays and non holidays is the time to go, get there early and get the... More

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1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Overcrowded - average wait time per ride - 2 hours Harry Potter 6 hours Stay away from this place it is an absolute nightmare!

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Antarctica
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Unless you like staying in line, give this place a wide berth. I spent almost a full day (10-11 hours) in the park, and at least 7-8 hours were spent waiting and standing in line. I did not have a "express pass" but at the price of a ticket it seemed like a ripoff (more on this later). The famed... More

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