Universal Studios Japan

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Universal Studios Japan (USJ) in Osaka is the most famous theme park in the Kansai region and is one of the six Universal Studios theme parks around the world.


General admission began on June 19th but is limited to guests with an annual or studio pass and Kansai area residents. This is done in conjunction with nationwide coronavirus measures. 



〒554-0031 Osaka Prefecture, Osaka, Konohana Ward, Sakurajima, 2−1−33 (Directions)


8:30 - 22:00 Closed 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




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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter or How to feel like a child again! In summer 2014, Universal Studios Japan opened a Harry Potter area in their Osaka theme park. So live your childhood dreams and go take a walk in Hogsmeade, visit Hogwarts and ride a broom in Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.

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Despicable Me! fans can rejoice as Universal Studio Japan unveils yet another wonderful theme-park, Minions Mayhem, as one of their latest additions. This yellow extravaganza includes a 3-D ride, minion-themed food bazaar and a merchandise marketplace.

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When my friend suggested I go to Universal Studios with her in Osaka, I jumped at the chance. Universal Studios Japan is a masterpiece in entertainment and atmosphere.

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Harry Potter at Universal Studios

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I am not a hardcore Harry Potter fan. Really. I mean, I would like to thank JK Rowling for creating this series of books that aspired a whole generation and I watched every movie in the franchise but I wasn't all that excited when I first learned that I'll visit the theme park designed after it. But everything changed when I was actually standing in front of the gates of Hogsmeade.

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The world’s longest roller coaster at 1124 metres, the world’s greatest height drop at 37.8 metres, combining Universal Studios Japan’s creativity and cutting-edge technology, Jurassic Park: The Flying Dinosaur will open this Spring, to mark the park’s 15th anniversary. Construction began last year, featuring text on the walls saying "The Greatest DINOSAUR RIDE IN THE WORLD! Coming in 2016...". This newest installment of Jurassic Park has a theme and story behind it. Pteranodons were secretly living within Jurassic Park and a research team had been working on getting them to carry an empty train for a "stable flight" experience. But these are wild animals, prone to suddenly break off and "runaway in flight". Riders will turn 360 degrees in the air, fly through the sky like a bird at great speeds, and be suspended face-down in midair, over the enchanting world of Jurassic Park.

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Universal Studios Japan in Osaka

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Roller coaster enthusiast or not, Universal Studios Japan (USJ) in Osaka may just be the perfect getaway for you, your family, or sweetheart during the holiday season. From November 15th to January 6th, the park transforms to Universal Wonder where you can experience an overwhelming glow of illuminations throughout the park.

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Universal Cool Japan is back for 2016, revamped and better than ever, with five globally recognised entertainment brands helping relaunch this year's instalment that runs from January 15th until June 26th.

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