Universal studio, Osaka

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2-1-33 Sakurajima Konohana-ku 06-4790-7000

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    fun fun fun

    by hebaemam Updated Aug 24, 2010

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    in japanese that ture but still loads for fun for those who have never been to universal stuido of usa.

    just access the site of universal sutio and you will understand everthing , it is a very elaborative site.
    go exatcly 9, when it starts opening and run for the famous rides to finish it early.

    i loved spider man , back to the future , jurasic park and waterworld. for these 4 do it in the begining cause they are always crowded. so finish them and then go slowly.

    shopping is a bit double price inside.
    in summer extra outfit cause you will get wet from outiside and inside ....

    dont ever miss the 8:30 pm light parade.. amazing. check the video i uploaded, its almost 2/3 of the parade...
    if you have a kid who is less than 90 cm... then almost all rides are impossible. they have a child switch card, which is very convinent. this card allows you to leave your kid with a freind at the door and then your freind goes to the ride just the turn after you. it really helped me .
    ... if you find it helpfull or not helpfull tip... please rate it?
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    Universal Studios Japan

    by Rabbityama Written Jul 17, 2010

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    Universal Studios Japan is one of Japan's most popular amusement parks. There aren't really any thrill rides, but it has all the movie-themed rides that make it fun! It has a Snoopy waterslide, Spiderman, E.T., Jurassic Park, and Back to the Future rides, among others. They also have daily shows and seasonal events, like the light-up parade. I visited before Halloween, so there were Halloween-themed things all over the park.

    Just outside the park entrance there are a variety of eateries and shops.

    It costs 6100 yen for a one-day pass.

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    To Jump Queue or Not

    by walterwu Updated Jan 3, 2010

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    For tourist, you may wish to pay for the OPTIONAL Express 4 or Express 7 tickets over-and-above the normal entrance ticket, especially during the peak seasons when the queues are very long.

    Even with the Express coupons (tickets), which allows you to jump queue once in each of the 4 or 7 rides, the waiting time could be 10-20 minutes pending the stage of the previous started show before you.

    Given that each ride or show is about 10-20 minutes itself, you could spend a greater part of the day on the rides/shows even with the Express 4 or 7 tickets. As a tourist with limited time available on hand, the optional Express Tickets would save you alot of time and gives you more chances to try out other rides.

    As for me and my family, we could only utilised the Express tickets and it is almost nightfall by then.

    But hey, the shows and talks are in Japanese and if you don't understand Japanese, it would be quite meaningless. Might be worthwhile to visit a country with Universal Studio where shows are conducted in English.

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    Go to Universal Studios Japan (USJ)

    by KevinMichael Updated Dec 28, 2008

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    San Francisco in Japan ????
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    From Osaka Station, you can get to Universal Studios Japan (Japanese call it
    USJ).

    Universal Studios has the following features:

    Terminator 2 3D - Very Cool !!


    Backdraft - Hot


    Back to the Future Ride - Fun & Cool


    Jurassic Park - Scary but, cool !


    Spiderman - Funny and Exciting


    Really fun roller coaster ride: Hollywood Dream

    and more:

    The best place to eat is Lombards Landing. The food tastes like authentic San Francisco cuisine. There's a mini Peir 39/Fisherman's Wharf/Ghiradelli Square here.

    Overall, Tokyo Disneyland is more fun. Universal Studious Japan has been working at it to attract new crowds by offering more attractions and now, even better, ROLLER COASTERS !!! We noticed while we were their a lot of the crowds were comprised of 20 somethings and teenagers . The theme park was much busier than when I went back in December of 2001. I had to wait to go on rides much longer than when I did several years ago (15 minutes then, compared to now 45 minutes to an hour)

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    a business attraction

    by kimbee_vergara Written Aug 14, 2008

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    "Universal Studios Japan, or USJ, promises to be the Osaka rival of Tokyo Disneyland. USJ is the third movie-based theme park in the Universal Studios' family and the first opened outside of the United States. Visitors can experience live-action shows and amusement park rides inspired by some of the more popular Universal Studios' films, including Jaws, Back to the Future and Terminator. The park also features a number of American-style restaurants centered on movie themes. It promises a great time for adults, but small children may be overwhelmed by the attractions.

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    Universal Studios Japan Osaka

    by Gryphon25 Updated Sep 26, 2007

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    Universal studios is great place to go if you want to take a break from temples and castles. It is a little pricey but some of the rides are really worth it. Most prominent is the spiderman ride.
    Pick your day carefully though. Even though it was a week day it was still extremely busy. So watch out for national and school holidays.

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    Universal Studios

    by kevarms Updated Nov 11, 2006

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    Jurassic Park Ride at USJ

    This was my first time at a big theme park and, until I have kids who force me to go, my last. Everything was outrageously expensive, including the disgusting food. The queues for nearly all the rides were huge but my wife, being a sucker for these places, bought the Express ticket which allowed us to jump the queue once on each ride. It was worth it because I would have hated to wait in line for anything like the 1 or 2 hours some people were waiting.

    There were some plus points.... a couple of the rides were okay and the shows were entertaining. And I did like the New York themed section. But, after a very long day, I left the park considering a vasectomy.

    I considered putting this in the Tourist Traps section, but there were thousands of people there who seemed to be having a good time. They can't all be wrong, so maybe I'm just an old grump :P

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    Exciting

    by peemapat Updated Feb 22, 2005

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    Look from the outside

    I used to visit Universal at U.S.A. Ten years ago, I had a chance to visit again at Osaka. I still exciting like in the past. With more rides from new movies and former rides that I used to play still great.

    But, I have only 5 hours there. I did not play "Backdraft", "Spiderman" and others. That's why I have to return in the future to this place again.

    See more of my photos in my Travelogues.

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    Universal Studios Japan

    by Carino Written Jan 6, 2005
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    Japan has everything, and if they don't have everything they import it, like the Universal Studios. I didn't go in there, as I have seen allready the one in L.A. and the one in Florida. So I saved my time and enjoyed a drink at the nearby Hard Rock Cafe.

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    UNIVERSAL STUDIOS JAPAN

    by kiwigal_1 Updated Jun 21, 2004

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    You may or may not have heard about the latest theme park to arrive in Japan. Universal Studios in Osaka was opened on March 31st 2001. I am yet to visit the park myself but plan to on my next trip to Osaka!

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    Universal Studios - Escape from Japan for a day!

    by mikegr Written May 24, 2004

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    Me, Scotty and Karin & rest of the Waterworld cast

    Probably of more interest to Japanese people, and visitors who have been in Japan for a while, who want to escape for a day, Universal Studios Japan is a great day out.

    Avoid weekends like the plague, and be aware that Fridays can often be very busy with school groups, although they tend to leave in the middle of the afternoon, leaving they later parts of the day more quiet.

    My favourite show is Waterworld, not just because I have friends in the cast, and my favourite ride is, without doubt, Spiderman - a great combination of real sets and 3d animated action - it really is like stepping straight into a cartoon!

    Incidentally, your ticket to USJ allows you to fast track a particular ride (Spiderman, Back To The Future and Jurassic park are the most popular) and once you have fast tracked one ride, you are then free to fast track another, and so on. Useful to know if you don' t want to spend all day queueing!

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    Universal Studio Japan

    by wathy Updated Jan 24, 2004

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    ET Adventure was amazing when you riding bicycle that take you feel like in the sky and you can see night scenery just like real thing!

    Bring Clothes for changes or just towel or rain coat cause you will get wet in many attractions.
    (disposable rain coats for are sold inside the park tho-)

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    UNIVERSAL STUDIOS

    by Adeline_Foo Written Jul 12, 2003

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    On April 2001, the famous Universal Studios opens its door in Japan, Osaka. What will you expect in US? Exciting rides, lots of expensive shopping & lots of people! :) We didn't have the chance to go to Universal Studios. While we were planning the trips, we were choosing between Disneyland, DisneySea and Universal Studios. We told ourselves we simply can't visit ALL three cos its too damn expensive! After much debating, we finally decided to go to DisneySea. Alas, we have to forgo Universal Studios. But WE WILL BE BACK! Though we cannot enjoy all the rides, we did manage to visit a few shops to satisfy our shopping desire. :)

    The photo looks abit dark because it was pouring with heavy rain when we were there!

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    Universal Studios Japan

    by Beachcomber Written Aug 24, 2002

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    With So many rides and things to see and do there is something for everyone at Universal Studios Japan.
    The streets are styled like American ones and the size of the place is absolutely huge. The whole park is immaculate and you could easily think you were in america, well almost.
    Avoid comming here in the peak of summer (August). It was so hot (38 Degrees Celcius) that you didn't feel like walking around. But you can easily go into air-conditioning. Make sure you bring or buy at the gate a fan and hat.
    Waterworld is a great show, the jurassic park ride is heaps of fun, back to the future ride is heaps of fun too and a good way to cool off, terminator 2 3D is fantastic. Whilst I couldn't speak japanese you can still have lots of fun. There are many more shows and rides to see.

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    waterworld

    by bebejepang Written Oct 8, 2006

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    waterworld attraction

    It is good attraction, but be careful...you will be wet !!!
    They know how to make you wet, ha...ha....ha...

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