Universal Studios Japan

Universal Studios Japan

Travel Guide

Universal Studios Japan (USJ) is one of Japan’s most popular amusement parks. It has all the movie-themed rides that make it fun!

Universal Studios Japan was the first theme park under the Universal Studios brand to be built in Asia. Opened in March 2001 in the Osaka Bay Area, the theme park occupies an area of 39 hectares and is the most visited amusement park in Japan after Tokyo Disney Resort.

Universal Studios Japan currently has eight sections: Hollywood, New York, San Francisco, Jurassic Park, Waterworld, Amity Village, Universal Wonderland and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Visitors are able to enjoy many amusement rides, ranging from child-friendly carousels to thrilling roller coasters and simulators based on popular movies such as Spiderman, Back to the Future, Terminator 2 and Jurassic Park.

In addition to rides, the theme park offers many opportunities to take pictures with popular characters' mascots such as Snoopy, Hello Kitty and the puppets of Sesame Street. There are also various shows put on every day, including a night parade featuring illuminated floats that are paraded through the streets.

Just outside the park's gates is Universal Citywalk Osaka, a shopping mall with multiple official Universal hotels and many restaurants and shops, including stores selling Universal Studios merchandise and Osaka souvenirs. Furthermore, the Osaka Takoyaki Museum, which is essentially a collection of several popular vendors of the local dish gathered under one roof, is located on the mall's fourth floor.

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Travel Advice

- Admission tickets include Today's Tickets, Advance Tickets. The tickets available for purchase will vary depending on where you purchase them. You need to purchase Today's Tickets on the date of entry and Ticket Booths or Partner hotels. You can purchase Advance Tickets from travel agencies, and it is not required to exchange for a Studio Pass at Ticket Booths and allow direct entry to the park.



Address 2-1-33 Sakurajima, Konohana-ku, Osaka City, Osaka
Phone 0570-20-0606 (Information Center)
Admission 1 DAY studio pass
Senior: 7,100 yen
Adult: 7,800 yen
Child: 5,400 yen

Entrance after 3pm
Adult: 6,600 yen
Child: 4,900 yen
Senior: over 65
Adult: over 12
Child: 4 to 11
Hours 09:00 to 22:00 (May vary depending on the day)
Closed Open 7 Days a Week
Duration 1 hour
Getting There By Train
3 minute walk from JR Universal City Station on JR Yumesaki Line.

By Car
Take Hanshin Expressway Route 5 Wangan Line to the Universal City exit. It is approximately 1 minute from exit.
Parking Paid parking available

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