Universal Studios Japan
The world's best ride, a wizarding wonderland and guardian minions. As if you needed another reason to visit Osaka.
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It’s also one of GaijinPot’s Top 5 theme parks in Japan. By the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the park will open a Super Nintendo World, featuring a full Mario Kart racing course!
Halloween Horror Nights
Visitor beware, you’re in for a scare. The theme park gets infested with zombies and aliens during its annual Halloween Horror Nights. Try to escape from the undead in the Biohazard survival horror maze and confront your fears in Chucky’s Hospital Ward of Madness. Or just run away from the zombies who roam the streets nightly.
Everyone’s favorite long-haired ghost Sadako has even crawled out of the TV right into USJ for her own haunted attraction. There’s trick or treating and a costume parade for the kiddies, or adult scaredy cats, too. Check the official website for a full list of attractions.
Spiderman, dinosaurs, and Jaws, oh my!
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.
Step into the world of Harry Potter
Hogsmeade truly comes to life in this stunning recreation from the popular franchise.
A Guide to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Rides like Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey or Flight of the Hippogryph often have lengthy wait times. This is for good reason: short of receiving your letter to Hogwarts, it’s the closest muggles like us can get.
Those more into cute and peppy characters than death eaters will love Universal Wonderland.
Attractions themed around Snoopy, Hello Kitty and Sesame Street make 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.