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“Make no mistake, this is a Japanese theme park!”

Universal Studios Japan
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US$ 72.21*
and up
Universal Studios Japan 1 Day Studio Pass
Ranked #17 of 1,290 things to do in Osaka
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went with high hopes as have thoroughly enjoyed the US parks however the biggest problem is that it’s all in Japanese with no English subtitles! It was really hard going to Terminator,Spider-Man, Jaws and Backdraft rides/experiences not knowing what on earth was going on! I thought they could have issued headphones to non English speakers but nothing!

We bought the Fast-pass for 4 rides which didn’t really work for us as we only needed one for Harry Potter and The Forbidden Journey and Spider-Man because the Terminator/Backdraft and Jaws rides had hardly any queues. We couldn’t be bothered to wait until the 6pm slot we had booked for the Minions as it seemed a bit childlike and was pouring with rain.

If you’re into thrill rides you need to buy the Fast-pass for the Flying Dinosaur, Flight of the Hippogriff, Hollywood Dream otherwise you are looking at wait times between 60-100 mins.

The highlight for me was Harry Potter world and seeing Hogwarts and Hogsmead being recreated, magical.

3  Thank Timetraveller24
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great theme park but it is saturated.
For the big attractions you need to wait more than 2 hours! So during one day, you can ride 3 or 4 times if you are lucky.
For what you pay I think it is an overpriced experience.

2  Thank David G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The rides were great at the park, definitely more thrilling rides than Disneyland. The staff were always happy and friendly. However, wait times would’ve been crazy if we didn’t have an express pass. Thoroughly enjoy the day, just wondering around to see different parts of the park is fun, just to see how much detail they put into each place. A great but expensive experience!

Thank Sally Y
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

More than 100 minutes wait for several of the rides - good that I had a book to read. We will probably skip this next time we visit Osaka.

Thank Ernesto L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Each rides on average need to wait for at least 2 hours. Do go to Jurassic Park, Harry Pottrt, Jaws and Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, these places were the most fun to go.

**Do buy tickets online otherwise you will find yourself queuing for hours to buy the tickers. **

Thank Eileen T
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