Osaka Universal Studios Japan


Founded in March of 2001 as the Asia’s first theme park of Universal Studios brand, till now, Universal Studios Japan has got eight sections namely: Hollywood, New York, San Francisco, Jurassic Park, Water World, Amity Village, Universal Wonderland and The Wizard World of Harry Potter with an area of nearly 40 hectares.

Walking around streets of Universal Studios Japan, you will immerse yourself to a very Western space with buildings of classical architecture which you may only find from 70s time. A strange-designed wall, a small vintage gate or even an ancient yellow car can attract you and lead you to stop and take some photos with them. On the other hand, some popular cartoon characters like Hello Kitty and Snoopy are not the bad choices for you to enriching your photo collection.


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Universal Studios Japan Gate

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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Although The Wizarding World of Harry Potter has just constructed in 2014, it now is the most attractive area in Universal Studios Japan. The Wizading World of Harry Potter welcomes you by the legend flying Ford Anglia car of Weasley family and leads you to more and more surprires. Harry Potter area is characterized by rows of buildings designed right like in movies with fake snow covered all roofs. The bizarre stores here sold everything including owls, wands and wizarding clothes that will be enough for you to go to any houses in Hogwarts school. Harry Potter And The Forbidden Journey is a very hot game inside the Hogwarts castle. Although it is not so different from other ride games here, you can find a freshness thanks to the appearance of Azkaban’s guards and Quidditch. Before leaving Harry Potter’s world, don’t forget to try some butter beer which you have wondered its taste for a long time.

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Some attractions in Universal Studios Japan

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Ride attractions

If you are interested in thrilling games, Universal Studios Japan won’t fail to disappoint you with a list of ride attactions. The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman-The Ride 4K3D seems to be the hottest attraction in New York section. It need only five minutes to experience but could let you wait for hours of lining up, however, it deserves to be wait for. It is a 4D game in which you and your partners all seat on a car. Like in Spiderman film, your car will faces with dozens of dangers and the Spiderman will appear to save you and even throw spider net to catch you while you are falling from the height of hundreds meters. Hollywood Dream-The Ride, Space Fantasy-The Ride and Jurassic Park-The Ride are some other ride attractions which use roller coaster to push you into flying space of freedom. Besides, you can enjoy many other 4D movies like Shrek’s 4D Adventure or even interact with others as a character of the movie like in Terminator 2:3D.

Show attractions

When the night falls, you should not leave Universal Studios too early because the sunset will give way for the Magical Starlight Parade. With bustling music, the variety of huge colorful models full of vibrant lights will parade around all streets, including classical characters like Cinderella, Prince, Bees, Monkeys, Fairies, ... ,dance on group and bring all your stresses away immediately. some crazy night music form monster. If you used to be afraid of horror characters like Dracula, Werewolf, Frankenstein, you should try their cooperation with Beetlejuice in a crazy performance of rock with live and powerful music and dancing them you gonna love them.

You can buy some food in the park when you get hungry but it is quite expensive. However, cheaper food can easily find outside of the park in the shopping mall Universal Citywalk Osaka with many food vendors, restaurants and shops.


Open time: 

Opening time depends on day, typically from 10:00 to 18:00.

In busy days: From 9:00 to 21:00

Attractions or events may not be held depending on the season or weather. Operating hours will be changed at some attractions and contents can also change so you should visit Universal Studios Japan's website before coming there.


From 4-11 years old: 4,880 yen 

From 12-64 years old: 6,980 yen 

From 65 years and older: 6,270 yen 

Tickets can be purchased at the Universal Studios ticket booths near the park entrance, at JR ticket counters, Lawson convenience stores, selected travel agencies and partner hotels.

How to access: 

By foot:

The park is a 5-minute walk from Universal City Station on the JR Yumesaki Line.

By train

You can catch a direct train each 15 minutes from Osaka Station or transfer to a connection at Nishikujo Station.

By bus

There is a bus from Kansai Airport and an other from Itami Airport to the park every hour.

By ferry

A ferry service named "Captain Line" transfers people to and from Universal Studios Japan and Osaka Aquarium every half of hour.