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Universal Studios Japan
2-1-33 Sakurajima, Konohana-ku, Osaka City
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Rides & Attractions Trip Reports Park Guide Videos Park Maps
Roller Coaster Photos
Hollywood Dream: The Ride
Flight of the Hippograf
The Flying Dinosaur
Snoopy's Great Race
Space Fantasy: The Ride

Other Ride Photos
Amazing Adventures of Spiderman
Back to The Future
E.T. Adventure
Flying Snoopy
Forbidden Journey
Hello Kitty's Cupcake Dream
Jurassic Park River Adventure
Peppermint Patty's Stunt Slide
Shrek's Adventure 4D
Terminator 2 3-D

TPR Trip Reports
Robb & Elissa in Asia - 2016!
TPR's 2011 Japan Trip
Photos from TPR Japan 2007 Trip
Photos From "Japan 2004 Trip"

TPR Member Photo Trip Reports
June 2015 by azza29
October, 2014 by la2lvtom
December 8th, 2013 by kidcoaster 2
February 2012 by Garet
June 22nd, 2011 by Divv3k
June 22nd, 2011 by Hhappy
June 13th, 2010 by wrebbit
October 10th, 2007 by cfc
May 20th, 2006 by Captain

Universal Japan has some of the favorites from other Universal Parks such as Adventures of Spiderman, Shrek 4D, Terminator 3D and Jurassic Park. There are also rides no longer at other parks Brackdraft and Jaws (very energetic ride ops). Lastly there are unique coasters in Flying Dinosaur, Hollywood Dream and Space Fantasy. Hollywood Dream is a fun B&M with decent airtime and music. Space Fantasy is themed to a popular Japanese movie and since it is in the old ET building, they have hidden ET in the attraction. USJ became the third Universal park to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter with Forbidden Journey and Flight of the Hippograff

The cast is polite, friendly, helpful and efficient. Theming is wonderful throughout the park and on the rides.
There are many options that include Japanese, Chinese, Italian or Western (hamburgers) food. Some of the more popular options are: Dragon's Pearl (Chinese buffet), Happiness Cafe (Japanese Curry), Mel's Drive-In (Burgers), Louie's NY Pizza Parlor, Finnegans Irish Pub. But that is only a partial list of the eateries, there are too many to list. Also scattered throughout the park are food carts serving everything from desserts to octopus.
Operating Season
Universal Japan is open year round.
Access & Location
The park is a short walk from the Universal City stop in the JR Line. Directions from the airpport or Osaka can be found on the park's website: http://www.usj.co.jp/e/

Bus service is available from Kansai and Osaka ariports. Details can be found through the same link as the rail service.
Nearby Lodging
Universal Japan has 6 Official hotels and 24 partners hotels, referred to as Alliance or Associate hotels. All are convenient to Universal and information can be found here: http://www.usj.co.jp/e/
Virtual Queue Options
There are 3 versions of the Universal Express Pass with information available here: http://www.usj.co.jp/e/ The park also offers Single Rider lines for Hollywood Dream, Space Fantasy, Spiderman, Jaws and Jurassic Park. Ride operators will ask the group you are being paired with if they are comfortable with this arrangement before grouping you as a single rider.
Major shows include Waterworld and Universal Monsters Live Rock and Roll show. Various parades occur throughout the day culminating with the once nightly Magical Starlight Parade.
Hollywood Dream Roller Coaster POV
Space Fantasy Roller Coaster POV
Jaws the Ride POV

Park Maps
2011 Park Map
2004 Park Map