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Universal Studios Japan

Open Now: 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Universal Studios Japan 1 Day Pass
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Universal Studios Japan 1 Day Pass
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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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2-1-33 Sakurajima, Konohana-ku, Osaka 554-0031, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6465-3000
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is my third visit to Universal Studio Japan. This time I spent 1.5 days in the park. On the 2nd day I’m using Express Pass 7 which include timed entry to Harry Potter World, Minion Mayhem & The Flying Dinosaur. This is my tips...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank andijabrix
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My daughter is a diehard Harry Potter fan. We have been to Universal Studios Singapore but no Harry Potter. Hence this trip to Osaka for Universal Studios Japan (USJ). We bought 1.5 days tickets and also Standard Express Passes for Day 2 only. Day 1...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lausiewpeng
Reviewed 3 days ago

We enjoyed every single bit of the USJ, parades and shops. It was crowded but still ok. Buy the express pass will help to cut the queue.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ingrid T
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our 2nd visit to USJ in 5 years and it's now my TOP-RANKED theme park ever! The addition of Harry Potter World, Minion Park, Jurassic Park's Flying Dinosaur have brought USJ to a whole new level. This theme park is so well thought out, efficient,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Karen A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The best theme-park by far for me. I’d say better than USS. The crowd, however, were insane! Hence, advisable to purchase the express pass.. since we were there during winter, you can imagine how extremely freezing it was to wait for 2/3 hours in line.....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank aifaazahirahn
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Be prepared to arrive early if you did not get your ticket in advance. Pay for express pass if within your budget. You'll get more rides and have tome more time to spare. The highlight is Harry Potter. Souvenirs are expensive. Food portion quite small....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jennis C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We purchased the standard 4 ride express pass. The pass was useful for skipping the lines, however not all the rides had ridiculously long times, but others had 30+ min lines. All the staff spoke English and a lot of the signs were in English,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank barrag_12
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed the park very much and had a fun time. Even though there were long queues for many of the rides, the cold weather made the wait bearable. I found the Harry Potter ride to be the best, even the queue was outrageously long....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 588phis
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is very easy to spend a whole day here - and, you would need to in order to enjoy this fabulous attraction in Osaka.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Susan B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on 29 Dec [ Saturday] - one of the most peak period. Good thing is that - they were open till 9 or 10 PM. Express 4 Ticket purchased from Klook.Entry was smooth Stop 1: 11:00 Terminator Show. Did not use express pass as...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Tia D
January 12, 2019|
Response from nicolet744 | Reviewed this property |
Hello - I don't think it will be an issue - but I think they check bags too. We had drinks and a few snacks and that was OK
January 9, 2019|
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Response from kcm9010 | Reviewed this property |
We bought our tickets at the gate - was winter and about 930am, so not a lot of queuing. It did look very busy at the gate in the afternoon. Cost was as advertised on their website ¥7400. We didn't buy the express pass but... More
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Bendigo Victoria
Universal Studios - Don't waste your time or money! (32 Replies)
Just returned from a cruise to Singapore. Kids have been excited for months about going to Universal Studios. Finally the day arrived, got to Universal Studios only to be greeted with a sign saying "booked out". Furious we stood in line for half an hour to see what was going on only to be told it is booked out for 3 MONTHS in advance - people book on the internet. After much discussion we were advised we MIGHT be able to get tickets if we ventured downstairs to some office. Found some men in...More
July 22, 2010|
Response fromjodieh12|
It's a shame you feel like that about Singapore in general. Its a fabulous place with lovely people and wonderful sights, please don't let one thing cloud it. We are going to Singapore in April 11 and we will be purchasing our tickets on line a few months ahead as advised by many on here. Best wishes Jo
Rashmi J
Singapore Trip with an infant who would be 1.5 years old (1 Replies)
Hi, My itenary is as follows for the trip in July 2015: Day 1: Arrival & day at leisure Day 2: Half Day City Tour + Night Safari Day 3: Sentosa Island Day 4: Jurong Bird Park + Shopping at Little India Day 5: Zoo + Gardens by bay Day 6: Universal Studios Day 7: Stay at Marina Bay Sand + Dive in infinity Pool Day 8: Departure Please suggest any specific places to be included and excluded with respect to convenience in travelling with my kid. Does...More
April 09, 2015|
Singapore, Singapore
Universal Studio or DisneySea (1 Replies)
Hi. I'm travelling with my thrill-seeker husband and 12-year old son to Japan in mid-October. We can't decide between Universal Studios in Osaka, and DisneySea in Tokyo. We went to Disneyland in Paris many years ago, and were not impressed. I would really appreciate any advice that will help us decide between Universal Studios and DisneySea. thanks a lot :-)
August 06, 2007|
Response fromSmelltheflower|
Between Disneyland and Universal Studio there is really no comparison - to me at least - not been to Osaka's but am comparing with the States. However, I must say that I've heard good things about Osaka's Universal Studio Not sure when you went to Disneyland Paris but it has undergone lots of improvement since the EuroDisney days. Bad choice for a first Disney I would say, if you went that long ago. Still, Tokyo's Disneyland is great. Not sure what you are searching for in order to be...More