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Universal Studios Japan, Osaka

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#1 of 326 in Theme Parks in Japan
Must see · Theme Park · Water / Amusement Park
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Families flock to Universal Studios Japan for the shows, rides, and attractions that fill the park, an installment of the international Universal Studios brand. The park includes a number of the classic rides and sections, such as Marvel comic book roller coasters, a Jurassic Park ride, and a Wizarding World of Harry Potter featuring restaurants, shops, and rides. Research tickets and opening times in advance, as lines can get very long. Note that most of the signs and performances are only in Japanese. Arrange your visit to Universal Studios Japan and discover more family-friendly attractions in Osaka using our Osaka trip planner.
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  • We paid to go universal to see this ! Very disappointed , you only get a chance of lottery if yon can enter or not !!! Ticket wasted , they should give more chance to 1 day pass holders as not to... 
    We paid to go universal to see this ! Very disappointed , you only get a chance of lottery if yon can enter or not !!! Ticket wasted , they should give more chance to 1 day pass holders as not to...  more »
  • If you did not purchase the express ticket, do not bother coming. Very poor queue management, where only all express ticket holders get to be onboard first, leaving all the normal ticket holders to... 
    If you did not purchase the express ticket, do not bother coming. Very poor queue management, where only all express ticket holders get to be onboard first, leaving all the normal ticket holders to...  more »
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  • I definitely recommend purchasing your tickets in advance. We came Friday/Saturday with 2 day passes. The lines to come in are long, the lines for the rides are long, the lines for food (snacks) are long. If you can definitely get the express passes they are worth the $$$. Nintendo World is cool but VERY VERY busy. Once the area is full you'll have to get a timed area ticket via their ticket section in the park or via APP. (APP is easiest.) The restaurants inside are pricey. The Mario Cafe food was cute but the food was barely warm. Everywhere in the park the staff is helpful, and very kind. The bathrooms are all over the place (if you have kids download the app to show you where they are), very clean, and big. They could really use more benches and seating areas around the park. It is a lot of walking/standing so wear comfortable shoes.
  • Universal Studios is a great experience for anyone and everyone! It gets very busy from the start already, so if you want quick access to rides & attractions it may be worth it to spend the extra money on the express pass (buy this well in advance as it was sold out at the gate when we got there in the morning). I went with my brother so we just went in the single lane most of the time which made the waiting time a lot shorter. Harry Potter world was made so well & the ride in Hogwarts was well worth the 50 minute wait too. There is a great water show which I highly recommend!! I also recommend bringing a lot of water with you as the vending machines overcharge almost double for drinks.

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