Universal Studios Japan
Here you'll find the world's best ride, a wizarding wonderland and guardian minions. As if you needed another reason to visit Osaka.
Bored of Tokyo DisneySea? Fuji-Q Highlands a little bit too much? Universal Studios Japan (otherwise known as USJ) has a brilliant selection of exhilarating rides, spectacular entertainments in 4K3D, and park shows that will satisfy all age-groups. It’s also one of GaijinPot’s Top 5 theme parks in Japan,
For the thrill seekers, it would be a waste to leave USJ without trying classic rides like Jaws or the more modern, adrenaline-pumping Jurassic Park roller coaster: The Flying Dinosaur. Marvel fans, make a bee-line for The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman. Winning the world’s best ride award for seven years in a row, this immersive and mind-bending experience never fails to live up to expectations.
If even the idea of roller coasters make you feel queasy or you’ll be traveling with people who don’t quite fit the height limits (children, we’re looking at you), there are plenty of things for you to do too. Take The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
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Those more into cute and peppy characters than death eaters will love Universal Wonderland. Attractions themed around Snoopy, Hello Kitty and Sesame Street means this area is perfect for children and adults alike. Stage shows and parades abound throughout the day.
Like Minions? Those yellow critters can be found traveling around the park averting emergencies and rescuing damsels in distress. Want your day to end with a bang? The Universal Re-Born parade offers party-streamers, bubbles and fun by the gallon.
It’s also just been confirmed that Nintendo will be coming to USJ to open a Nintendo-themed area of the park, featuring attractions based on all your favorite video games. We. Cannot. Wait.