📍2 Chome-1-33 Sakurajima, Konohana Ward, Osaka, 554-0031
USJ is my favorite theme park that I’ve ever been to. There’re usually many tourists so it’s better to get up early and get there before it opened at 9am. I got there earlier than 8:30.🎠
The most popular area gotta be THE WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER, 🧙♀️so I ran directly to it first or it may take a really long time to wait in the line. Everything in HP area is no doubt amazing, totally immersive. Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey is the most popular attraction in the whole park, and it’s an indoor roller coaster with ultra-realistic images. It’s so cool but a liiittle bit scary for a “chicken” like me.
As I only spent no more than 30 minutes on waiting for HP and the Forbidden Journey, I have plenty time for all the rest of other attractions. Also as I don’t dare to ride the roller coaster and I was single rider, which means I could go through single ride channel to cut my waiting time, I basically went to every attractions I would like to go at 2-3 pm. I even rode The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man twice, lol. 🎭
Great place. Hope I can get the chance to visit there again.🤣
Universal Studio is very famous and is only on few places in the world. Osaka have big US and have many rides. It takes one to the fantasy world. Famous setups and Rides are incredible. Harry Potter, Minions are out of world and really takes you the world of movies. Only con is that all characters speak in Japanese so reduce little fun if you don’t understand what they are saying. It takes whole day to go and see all places. There will be queues everywhere so get your Hats and covers Incase it’s sunny or rainy. US parade is amazing get to see many characters at same time. There are Fast passes and need to pay extra to get fast entry in Rides. It is advised to download Universal Studio app so it’s easy to explore and check the priority which ride you want to go and waiting time. #universalstudios #universalstudio #japan #travelguide #harrypotter #adventure #fantasy #rides
Universal Studios Yunibāsaru Sutajio Japan), located in Osaka, is one of six Universal Studios theme parks, owned and operated by USJ LLC, which is wholly owned by NBCUniversal (as of 2017). The park is similar to the Universal Orlando Resort since it also contains selected attractions from Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood.
The park opened on 31 March 2001. Over 11 million guests visited the park in its opening year, making it the world's fastest amusement park to have achieved the 10 million milestone at the time. Since then, Universal Studios Japan has had approximately 8 million visitors every year. Most visitors are Japanese tourists and tourists from other Asian countries such as South Korea and China. It is also very popular among Western tourists and expatriates. In 2005, Goldman Sachs became the largest shareholder in Universal Studios Japan.
USJ is located in Osaka and it’s sooooo easy to reach, since train station is located right in front of the entrance, Universal City. I highly recommend that you prepare one whole day to explore USJ since there are so many things to see and do. Also, make sure to check the weather before going, it’s best to avoid rainy days and on peak season as crowd is uncontrollable. We went on a weekday, it wasn’t as crowded as we expected, we had great time strolling and playing around.
Great experience for the whole family, especially during year-end. We love the Harry Potter and Minion themes, the park is clean and everyone is friendly. A must-visit if you are in Osaka.