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Universal Studios Japan

2-1-33 Sakurajima, Konohana-ku, Osaka 554-0031, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6465-3000
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US$ 72.37*
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This extremely popular theme park is equivalent to the Universal Studios in Hollywood and Orlando, and features shows, rides and restaurants based on famous movie themes, like Jaws, Back to the Future and Terminator.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“express pass” (781 reviews)
“harry potter” (941 reviews)
“theme park” (408 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
2-1-33 Sakurajima, Konohana-ku, Osaka 554-0031, Osaka Prefecture
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+81 6-6465-3000
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited on a non crowded day. 2 adults + 1 kid 8 year old. Better to check ahead what ride you want to do and plan your navigation. Some place can get really crowded even though it's not a busy day. Harry Potter and Final...More

1  Thank BD P
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Tried to book ahead, but the website indicated that buying tickets at the park was the best way to go, by stating on the website in red writing "Warning: Resale of tickets is strictly prohibited. Resale ticket are not accepted in the Park." By the...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We LOVED Universal Studios Osaka and totally nerded out at the Harry Potter world. Friendly staff, easy to get around, great Butterbeer. Really can't go wrong.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

I enjoy the whole day at USJ and I did not get an Express pass. Check the calendar at USJ for the predicted crowd. I went on a Thursday and the calendar indicate "Green" which means less crowd. I went at around 820 and queue...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I was staying in Kyoto and had no idea there is Universal Studios in Japan, when my friend told me I was more than thrilled since it has been my dream to see the Harry Potter world! We immediately booked our tickets on klook.com, traveling...More

1  Thank Mariam Z
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Crowds, crowds and crowds but the experience is well worth the long waits at most spots. Compact enough not to wear one out between areas and yet big enough to accommodate all the important rides .... and the Harry Porter venue. Do the home work...More

Thank DDD999
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Food varieties offered and quality are good. Crowds are everywhere so it is advisable to get Fast Pass tickets in advance so you don’t queue. Merchandise offer also unique. Try not to eat during lunch or dinner because of the or hassle to find spots...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We'd went to Disney the week before and got so sick of waiting in lines, so found out about the Express Passes and decided to get in on that. They allow you to repurchase a time to ride a few of the more popular rides...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

a overprice theme park with restriction for the fast pass. If you are a theme park lover, it will be a must visit place if not, suggest visiting other tourist place first. The fast pass sold out very fast and so please buy in advance...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Not bad no where as good as orlando or Hollywood. U can meet hello kitty here that was fun, 2 hour wait for most rides. Easy to get to from Osaka station.

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11 April 2018|
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Response from Jodie S | Reviewed this property |
Hi we visited in October and had no need for fast pass and USJ was not operating ticket system for Harry Potter as it was not a busy time. Basically when crowd numbers are high you have to go and collect an entry ticket and... More
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jesmollia
8 April 2018|
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Response from Sally Y | Reviewed this property |
When we went we did not get to choose he times for our rides, we were automatically assigned. But they are allocated based on the availability at the time of purchase. So maybe if you buy them at the same time they will be... More
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Katemary1989
Hi, we're visiting on Tues 24th April and mostly keen on Harry Potter world (I am a big fan) and not really super fussed about the rest of the park. I've pre-purchased entry as well as the express pass number 7. My online ticket says: "15:20~ [TRA] Harry Potter Area Entry Hours ・If you decide to exit [TRA] Harry Potter Area Entry Hours, re-entry will not be permitted. ○15:40-16:10 Forbidden Journey ○16:10-16:40 Flight of the Hippogriff™" Does this mean that I can't enter Harry Potter world at all until 15:20? What does TRA stand for? I'm assuming the times given for the rides is enough to get between them? How long does it usually take to enter Universal Studios itself? Is there usually a big line? We probably don't want to spend the whole day there, could we arrive at 1pm or 2pm and make our 15:20 entry to Harry Potter world? Thanks for any advice!
6 April 2018|
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Response from AndyA_Travels | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, not sure what the TRA stands for to be honest. The 15:20 is the entry time into the area, it is the most popular part of the part and people tend to flock there so they try to stagger the entry into the HP... More
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