Universal Studios Japan
Universal Studios Japan
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Universal Studios Japan offers world-class entertainment such as authentic attractions and shows, based not only on Hollywood blockbusters but also popular entertainment brands, and a variety of seasonal events entertaining its guests to the fullest. Universal Studios Japan has continued to evolve since its opening and has recently accelerated its growth with the launch of world-class entertainment experiences such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, The Flying Dinosaur and Minion Park and Despicable Me Minion Mayhem Ride. SUPER NINTENDO WORLD, a new area where you can enjoy entertainment based on world-renowned Nintendo characters and their worlds.
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  • Daniela K
    Zurich, Switzerland2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Honest Wizarding World review
    I'd love to exclusively review the Wizarding World in Osaka (part of Universal), so this review is for you when you plan on visiting soon. I visited the park for a day on July 22 with my husband. What I appreciated most was the continuity of the Harry Potter theme, which didn't stop even in the bathrooms (the female bathroom haunted by Moaning Myrtle etc). All the detail made for an almost endless discovery of the various books and movie aspects. What stood out for us also was the Forbidden Journey Ride, which we went on three times. And that was even though we don't understand Japanese properly, and therefore could only assume the background talking. Well done Universal, for creating this awesome ride. The shops have been another story. Although also supplied with many loving details (especially Honeydukes) we missed quite some items which are available at Universal USA and most of all we missed vegan butterbeer. What seems to be the problem in providing vegan options is incomprehensible to me. At this time in 2021 (and with ca. 80 % of Asians being lactose intolerant in the first place). Honestly, catch on HPJ. On the other hand, we enjoyed the Asian version of the Wizarding Word and its unique twist and additions (different wands and costumes of the performers, etc.) One more thought to add to this review is our experience at Ollivander which left me with very mixed feelings. My husband assumed that the "chosen one" at Ollivander would get their wand as a gift. It is nowhere indicated otherwise, but I mean, what kind of parent would turn down their 11-year-old newly "won" unique wand? Well, maybe the ones who simply can't afford it ... I heard others call this out before as a sort of brutal marketing scheme. Now I can see where they are coming from. And I would also like to note that Universal wands are made out of plastic, hard resin in fact, and not out of wood at tall (which is what they claim in the show, which of course is part of the act). The magic show is fun to watch and surely makes the day of the lucky winner but again, it is 2021, and we have a massive problem with waste, especially plastic. So why can't you make those wands out of wood? Much more sustainable, more beautiful even, may I add wood is a renewable material. Despite those instances mentioned, I had an incredible day, and let me say it in the words of the Harry Potter author: It is our choices that define who we truly are.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 21 July 2023
  • Hudsonmccraw
    Virginia Beach, Virginia3,898 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An experience worthwhile for some, and thrilling for others.
    It was definitely a worthwhile visit to this theme park. While time didn’t permit us to experience everything there, what we did experience was enjoyable. What was thrilling was that dark ride inside Hogwart’s Castle, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey. We hope to come back and experience more of what the park has to offer in a future visit.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 24 July 2023
  • bernadette316
    Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom134 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tickets not too expensive but no access to Nintendo and Harry Potter areas of the park unless you’ve pre booked slots
    A couple of good rollercoasters (in the Jurassic park and hol wood areas) but no access to the Nintendo or Harry Potter areas unless you’ve pre booked a slot or happen to get lucky with a standby ticket on the day. Very disappointing to be excluded from these major areas. That said, the minions mayhem and Spider-Man virtual rides are very good and we also enjoyed the Jurassic park and Jaws boat rides. We ate lunch at the Finegans bar and grill which I thought was reasonably priced given we were in a theme park. Long queues everywhere but that’s to be expected in a theme park. Easy to get to on public transport/trains from Osaka. We bought our tickets there because for some reason the app kept going wrong when we tried to purchase tickets through it. You can spend a full day here.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 August 2023
  • CanuckJames
    Nishinomiya, Japan1,737 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ya gotta go at least once
    Yes, the crowds are huge. Lineups are long. Yes, everything from the tickets, fast pass, food, and parking is expensive. But it is still worth going at least once. We were very surprised at how well-designed crowd control was. The estimated wait times are all overstated. When it said 60 minutes wait, we waited 40 minutes, when the wait time said 15 minutes, there was no wait. Everyone is happy when wait times are faster than expected. We didn't like the food. We went to Aminity restaurant at the JAWS exhibit, it was greasy and expensive but we didn't go in expecting anything outstanding. Lots of vending machines throughout the park, and comparatively, prices are double the convenience store prices outside the park. .... but the shows are worth it!!!! Spiderman, Minions, Jurassic, Mario, Snoopy, and the list goes on. Detach yourself from reality and just have a good time. Don't think about how much money this is costing you or you will be miserable.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 September 2023
  • Courts
    Christchurch, New Zealand24 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you're not a Harry Potter lover, I wouldn't bother!
    I am an epic Harry Potter fan so I absolutely LOVED the Harry Potter world. We didn't bother with the rides as the lines were ridiculous, but I thoroughly enjoyed visiting the shops, Hogwarts Express, castle and having butter beer. The rest of the park was honestly completely underwhelming. We walked around everywhere for the sake of completeness but the only thing we were interested in was closed for a media event. The newest part of the park required an extra ticket which cost $100 each. Maybe that is where all of the good stuff is? We weren't willing to pay to find out!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 September 2023
  • Leanne Culina-Penza
    Sydney, Australia808 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Such fun!
    We were very impressed with this Universal Studios. We have been to nearly all the Universal parks and this one is certainly up there. The theming throughout the park is very much on point, especially Nintendo World. The sizing of the park is also fantastic - much bigger than it looks. The rides were a great balance with a fantastic rollercoaster in the Flying Dinosaur (now one of my favs). There were a few rides closed ready for a revamp or replacement, but certainly not enough for you to feel like you were missing out. Food and beverages are a tad expensive within the park, but that is generally expected and something to be aware of. Great day out for all ages!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 September 2023
  • Lornaman
    Atherington, United Kingdom4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Breezed through the crowds as a single rider
    Loved it! We went on a Saturday and did not find the crowds too bad. Lots of people around but that's to be expected and no worse than other theme parks. We got standard tickets in advance and turned up as it was opening and there was very little queue to get in. Got our timed entry for nintendo world as soon as we got in then planned the rest of the day. Strongly advise you go for single rider queues - often we sat together anyway and some queues ended up being far shorter than advertised. Ended up doing all the major rides no problem and had time to wander round and enjoy the park. There are water fountains near some of the toilets which saved money on drinks, but I didn't find the prices any more of a rip off than theme parks usually are. If you can do single riders, and can get there when it opens, then don't worry about the crowds and just go!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 October 2023
  • Briton H
    Phuket Town, Thailand17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Family fun
    We were visiting our Japanese family from America. We had a group of 15 and had a blast. The kids absolutely love the trip and all the activity is the adults I think loved as much or more than the kids we’d highly recommending anyone to go only thing is you need to book tickets in advance or go to a 7-Eleven in Japan and buy the tickets before you arrive at the park? That’s the easiest way and if anyone is elderly or Handicapped traveling with you, they offer wheelchairs in electric scooters just inside the gates
    Visited November 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written 15 October 2023
  • Ann L
    2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great!
    Help! Hi all, I accidentally bought two tickets to USJ for the wrong dates and it is not refundable. Will need someone to buy it from me (willing to sell it for a lower price). It's available for use from 15 dec 2023 - 13 march 2024 (any cat B timings). Any buyers please contact me via this email : fluffydongz123@gmail.com Thanks!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 16 October 2023
  • JapanTess
    Japan667 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A wonderful time
    Had a wonderful time, truly an excellent theme park. With the Nintendo and Harry Potter areas especially, it feels like you’re in another world. Very busy, with some long wait times for some rides. Highly recommend paying extra for express pass tickets to the most popular rides, so you can enjoy more of the park. You’ll still need to wait, but can avoid most of the crowds and get on certain rides much quicker. All the food and drink was excellent, and all staff were friendly and did their best to make it a great experience.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled solo
    Written 17 October 2023
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Didi M
Stockholm, Sweden453 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Solo
Well, was very excited to visit the place. Was there early, and they had opened before 9am.
Got a ticket and express pass ticket. Went directly to JAWS area and didn't care about express pass, since it was not that many guests yet. Cool, but, damn the lady ("captain" of the boat) killed it with her childish phony scream.
But to see the shark was something.

Went to Jurassic Park, used my express pass. Staff, little clueless. One tells you go there, other tells you go back. Several other guests were also wondering what to go. But, got into the Dinosaur Flight. Soooo cool.

Then, reality! Amount of guests got so high, ques everywhere, long lines for snacks, drinks, entertainment and so forth. Keep in mind, lines could take hours.

Went again to JAWS area and tested the express pass to skip what now was a looooong waiting line.
Shame they want let you take pictures inside tge attraction .

Walked around again to kil time. To hot under tge sun. Many guest were exhausted and in some cases I would bee worried, but didn't see any staff that approached a guest who looked like gonna faint.
Most of the staff were difficult to communicate with, since they couldn't speak English or other languages. Shame.

After hours, could go to Harry Potter ride. Amazing! Express pass was ok here. But was them minutes worth the hours walking around before the "show starts" and money?! Nope.

Went to Water World, they told me no express pass was walid there. The line was huge.
Went to other attractions where the say was said about the express pass.

Then... looked again at the ticket. Next Nintendo Mario World show/game (whatever) would start 14.40! Had to kill more than two hours more.

Not worth it. With some fun minutes, it's not worth it. To expensive, to much waiting, tooooooo crowded.

Better do something else.
Written 4 July 2024
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Gustavo Barros
Sao Paulo, SP36 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
The 3D rides are really good, I swear it was the best experience I've ever had at a park ride, I didn't think it was that crowded, but I went on a Tuesday when it was overcast, the trick is to go straight to Super Mario because you don't need to pay for that super expensive pass and it's open to everyone at the beginning, we didn't even wait 20 minutes in line for Mario Kart and then not even 30 minutes for Yoshi, I just don't give it a perfect score because many parts were closed when we went and so there was little variety within what we liked to do and the Boku no Hero attraction was one of the worst we've ever seen in our lives, we even left the park after it.
Written 2 July 2024
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MissPerkyAK
Palmer,AK364 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
There really isn't much to this attraction besides shops and a few rides. We had two day passes with timed ebtry for Nintendo World day one and Harry Potter day two (Harry Potter didn't need timed entry when we went so I feel like that was a waste of money). Day 1: We arrived at 7:40 the queue moves quick once they start checking bags people once in people start running to get to Nintendo world so they can get timed entry into it. If you don't gwt here before 8 am expect to wait hours for rides if you don't have express passes. We had timed entry and express passes so we checked out the shops before they got packed. We were able to get into all the minion rides in under 10 minutes no issue. At 10:40 we went into Nintendo World for our timed entry it was disgustingly packed. Rode Yoshi then waited over 80 minutes to do Mario cart. We did a few more express pass rides my daughter and I rode Hollywood Dream wait was about 60 minutes. They made me do a fit check! I'm size 12/14 US and 5 ft so if you're overweight at all be prepared for them to ask you to do a fit check. I didn't have any issue fitting on any of the rides. All the rides are in Japnese of course but there are English and other language translations some of the park staff speak English but not many compared to Disney. We stayed until closing at 8. It seemed like many of the rides were still going even after we exited.
Day 2 was a bust. Got there again around 7:40 rode Jaws, Flying Dinosaur, and Snoopy before it got busy by 9 the park was getting packed. Didn't need timed entry for HP world. It was packed at 11:40 worse than Nintendo World. My husband didn't fit on any of the rides at HP there were a handful of people who weren't able to ride the rides at HP due to body type. They did give my husband 3 express passes as an apology for the inconvenience. My son was too short for half the rides on our express pass and my mom didn't want to ride any of the rollercoasters anyway. The staff said he could substitute his pass for rides he was tall enough for. I definitely felt very sick after riding HP and the Forbidden Journey, I refused to get back on even though my daughter thoroughly enjoyed it. My son enjoyed the Hippogriff ride and went twice. We were so peopled out from HP we decided to call it a day at 5:30.
Bottom line: Get timed entry for Nintendo World and express passes. Park can be done in one day. Short statured children can exchange express pass rides you just need to ask and explain it too the ride staff. Food is overpriced but wasn't bad. HP had the best food but was most expensive. If debating between Disney and USJ go with Disney. Wednesday was less packed than Thursday. They really overuse the 3D screens for many of the rides. We have no desire to come again.
Written 28 June 2024
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Ruby J
Los Angeles, CA3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Our family visit the universal studios back in CA but the one in Japan was an entire difference experience, Lots of thing to see and the ride, the food, the sights will keep you busy for the entire day.
My tip: buy the express passes since you already paying, paid some extra so your family could see lots of thing with out waiting
Written 25 June 2024
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Wonyk414
Singapore, Singapore15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Even though the ride queues were long they were really worth it! The park was super easy to navigate and filled with kind staff ready to help at anytime. The food was also excellent and worth the money.
Written 14 June 2024
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Downtown83
Nanjing, China513 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
After having seen the Beijing universal studios many times the one in Osaka is similar in many ways. Nintendo world is amazing, but also crazy crowded. The Hollywood and New York area is very empty of attraction, not a smart utilization of space.
Written 11 June 2024
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AK95
Dubai, United Arab Emirates174 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Had a great time at universals! If you’ve been to one of them before they’re all very similar. It was busy the day we went but wasn’t as busy as we thought it would be. We went to go an hour before opening and they started letting people in, I think we queued for 15 minutes altogether. We got fast pass tickets which allow you to pick 3 rides to skip the long Que which is recommend! Definitely for the hogwarts ride, Nintendo world and Jurassic park ride. It’s very reasonably priced for a theme park I thought! Food was delicious! It’s a long day so be prepared! Nintendo world is very cool but very overwhelming as the crowds are huge here and it’s quite squished for space! Definitely would recommend coming here especially if you’ve never been before!
Written 5 June 2024
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AChee74
Kuching, Malaysia1,289 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Super pack with lots of people, and most of them goes to the Mario park, and you need to get a number for entry.

The rest of the park was great, from Jaws to Minions

Fun for kids and adults.

If you can stay near for early entry
Written 4 June 2024
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Vun Fung
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia60 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
The place is quite nice. I spent a lot of my time hanging out at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Queue to everything ie drinks, food, ride, interactive shows was long. Loved the Super Nintendo World as everything looked so cute and nice.

What i didn't enjoy was everywhere you go, it's all about the money. You want to play mini-games in Super Nintendo World? You can't unless you bought the power-up band (4200 yen). You want to cast spells? You need to purchase the highly expensive wands (5500 yen). You want to take a picture with Mario and Luigi? You can't use your own camera, as there will be someone taking photos for you. And if you liked the photo? You need to pay to get a copy of it. One small plastic cup of butterbeer will set you back 800 yen.

So don't visit unless you are prepared to fork out more than what you have budgeted for. Or just go for the atmosphere.
Written 4 June 2024
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eli
Dotombori, Japan11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
From my boy:
The rides were very fun, the jaws ride was scary with blood and real fire. Minions ride was fun as we fly around the place and try to save the present for gru. The place is very clean and funny. I rode the 4D anime show which was very fun because the wait for shorter at 20 minutes and the show was about 5 minutes. They lead us to a shop after the show and I bought a fire katana there.
Written 2 June 2024
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