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Universal Studios Japan

Key information

Konohana, Osaka, Japan

Opening date: 
Mar 31, 2001


Official website:
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Similar in style to the Universal Studios parks in Hollywood and Florida, Universal Studios Japan imports many popular ride concepts from the company's US parks. This includes the renowned Amazing Adventures of Spiderman dark ride, the Jurassic Park: The Ride water ride and Shrek 4-D Adventure. It is now the only park in the world still to host the classic Jaws ride and Back to the Future: The Ride, and expanded its line-up of unique attractions with the addition of spinning coaster Space Fantasy: The Ride in 2010. A more significant addition came in 2014, when a clone of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter made its debut.

History: Universal Studios Japan opened its gates in March 2001. It proved to be an instant success, pulling in 11 million visitors during its first year in operations. While visitor numbers have fallen from those initial highs, the park has continued to expand, with additions such as the Amazing Adventures of Spiderman in 2004 and Hollywood Dream: The Ride in 2007. It received its own version of the spectacularly-popular Wizarding World of Harry Potter in 2014. The park is now 51% owned by Comcast, which also owns Universal's US-based theme parks.

Top Rides and Shows:

Snoopy's Soundstage Adventure
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Hello Kitty's Ribbon Collection
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Moppy's Lucky Dance Party
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Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey
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Waterworld: A Live Sea War Spectacular
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Top Restaurants:

Beverly Hills Boulangerie
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Snoopy's Backlot Cafe
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Happiness Cafe
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Azzurra Di Capri
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Amity Landing Restaurant
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More information:

New attraction opening dates
Find out the latest confirmed and rumored opening dates for new rides at Universal Studios Japan.

Refurbishment schedule
Check for any scheduled temporary ride closures at Universal Studios Japan.

Latest News:

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