Universal Studios Japan (USJ)

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Universal Studios Japan (USJ) in Osaka is the most famous theme park in the Kansai region and one of four Universal Studios theme parks worldwide. It was the first Universal Studios-branded theme park to be built in Asia. Opened in March 2001, it is, after Tokyo Disney Resort, the most visited amusement park in Japan.

Overview

Address

2 Chome-1-33 Sakurajima, Konohana Ward, Osaka, 554-0031, Japan (Directions)

Hours

8:30 - 22:00 Open Now

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30 - 22:00
Tuesday 8:30 - 22:00
Wednesday 8:30 - 22:00
Thursday 8:30 - 22:00
Friday 8:30 - 22:00
Saturday 8:30 - 22:00
Sunday 8:30 - 22:00
Holidays 8:30 - 22:00

Website

https://www.usj.co.jp/web/en/us

General Amenities

  • Paid parking
  • Shops
  • Souvenir shop
  • Free parking
  • Nursing rooms
  • Restroom
  • Baby-friendly
  • Information Counter
  • Lost and Found
  • Coin lockers

Accessibility

  • Barrier-free access
  • Disabled parking
  • Multi-purpose toilet
  • Wheelchair rental

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • First aid facilities

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