Universal Studios Japan

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Universal Studios Japan® showing a fountain and a statue or sculpture as well as children

Watch theatrical shows, meet lovable mascots and go on exhilarating rides at this extensive movie-focused theme park.

Since opening in 2001, Universal Studios Japan™ has attracted millions of visitors each year with its thrill rides, exciting events and theatrical shows. Spend a day with the family exploring its eight areas, each of which has its own distinct theme and unique attractions.

Make your way to the Hollywood section, which takes inspiration from famous Hollywood movies. Attend a live music show from Universal Monsters and wish upon a star at the Eternal Wish attraction. An extraordinary 4-D theater allows viewers to experience Shrek and Sesame Street.

Head to the New York area to view a Terminator 2 movie and ride the immersive Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man-themed roller coaster. Step aboard the DeLorean on the Back to the Future ride next door and look for minions roaming the streets in the San Francisco section.

The Jurassic Park roller coaster brings passengers on a journey through a prehistoric landscape inhabited by animatronic dinosaurs. For more close encounters, take the JAWS boat tour at Amity Village and see a mechanical shark attack. Play games such as Blockbuster and Coin Throw along the Amity Boardwalk for a chance to win prizes. Nearby, marvel as trained professionals perform water-based stunts during the WaterWorld show.

Enter the enchanting Wizarding World of Harry Potter and check out recreations of famous landmarks from the books and films. Eat at Three Broomsticks café, purchase novelty items at Zonko's Joke Shop and walk the halls of Hogwarts Castle.

Bring younger kids to the cute cartoon-themed Universal Wonderland. Play with Snoopy and Charlie Brown, join a Hello Kitty dance party and enjoy an educational ride with the characters of Sesame Street.

As night falls, observe the Magical Starlight Parade pass through the streets of the Hollywood part of the park, bringing with it light shows and music. Food and drink outlets can be found throughout the complex.

Universal Studios Japan™ is located near central Osaka. Get here via the Universal Citywalk, which links Universal City Station with the park entrance. The park is open daily and admission fees are required to enter.

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Liber Hotel At Universal Studios Japan
Liber Hotel At Universal Studios Japan
3.5 out of 5
1-1-35, Sakurajima, Konohana-ku, Osaka, Osaka
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The price is ¥6,364 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
Located in Konohana, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Universal CityWalk Osaka, Universal Studios Japan, and Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. Tempozan Ferris ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (497 reviews)
"its a nice place although theres a noisy footstep of children at the upper floor but they fix it immediately transfer my family in different floor. i will surely comeback with my family."

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2022

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The Park Front Hotel at Universal Studios Japan
The Park Front Hotel at Universal Studios Japan
3.5 out of 5
6-2-52 Shimaya Konohana-ku, Osaka
The price is ¥7,520 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
Located in Konohana, this hotel is steps from Universal Studios Japan and Universal CityWalk Osaka. Tempozan Ferris Wheel and Osaka Castle are also within 9 ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (981 reviews)
"Great property. Easy to get to from train station. Many great restaurants in Universal City & located directly across from Universal Studios Japan!"

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2021

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Hotel Universal Port Vita
Hotel Universal Port Vita
3.5 out of 5
Konohana, Shimaya 6-1-16, Osaka, Osaka
The price is ¥7,196 per night from Feb 7 to Feb 8
Located in Konohana, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Universal Studios Japan and within 3 mi (5 km) of Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan and Kyocera Dome Osaka. Intex ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (297 reviews)
"Staff was friendly and very helpful."

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2021

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OYO Hotel Gloire Osaka
OYO Hotel Gloire Osaka
2 out of 5
3-3-2, Sakurajima, Konohana-ku, Osaka, Osaka
The price is ¥3,923 per night from Feb 3 to Feb 4
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Liber Hotel At Universal Studios Japan
Liber Hotel At Universal Studios Japan
3.5 out of 5
1-1-35, Sakurajima, Konohana-ku, Osaka, Osaka
The price is ¥6,364 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
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The Park Front Hotel at Universal Studios Japan
The Park Front Hotel at Universal Studios Japan
3.5 out of 5
6-2-52 Shimaya Konohana-ku, Osaka
The price is ¥7,520 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
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Hotel Universal Port Vita
Hotel Universal Port Vita
3.5 out of 5
Konohana, Shimaya 6-1-16, Osaka, Osaka
The price is ¥7,196 per night from Feb 7 to Feb 8
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Hotel Keihan Universal Tower
Hotel Keihan Universal Tower
3.5 out of 5
6-2-45, Shimaya, Konohana-ku, Osaka, Osaka-fu
The price is ¥7,889 per night from Jan 20 to Jan 21
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Oriental Hotel Universal City
Oriental Hotel Universal City
3.5 out of 5
6-chome-2-78 Shimaya, Konohana, Osaka, Osaka
The price is ¥7,089 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
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The Singulari Hotel & Skyspa at Universal Studios Japan
The Singulari Hotel & Skyspa at Universal Studios Japan
4 out of 5
6-2-25 Shimaya, Konohana-ku, Osaka
The price is ¥8,580 per night from Feb 16 to Feb 17
The Singulari Hotel & Skyspa at Universal Studios Japan
La'gent Hotel Osaka Bay
La'gent Hotel Osaka Bay
3 out of 5
1-1-57, Sakurajima, Konohana-ku, Osaka Bayside, Osaka, Osaka
The price is ¥8,345 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
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Hotel Kintetsu Universal City
Hotel Kintetsu Universal City
3.5 out of 5
6-2-68 Shimaya, Konohana-ku, Osaka, Osaka-fu
The price is ¥7,295 per night from Feb 8 to Feb 9
Hotel Kintetsu Universal City
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