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Universal Studios Japan

Key information

Konohana, Osaka, Japan

Opening date:
31 March, 2001


Official website:
Click here

Opening information:
Open year-round
(See Calendar and Opening Hours)

Ticket details:
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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.

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 is run by USJ Co., and majority-owned by investment bank Goldman Sachs.

Top Rides and Shows:

Abby's Magical Party
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Flight of the Hippogriff
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Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey
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Hello Kitty's Cupcake Dream
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Hello Kitty's Ribbon Collection
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Top Restaurants:

Amity Landing Restaurant
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Beverly Hills Boulangerie
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Snoopy's Backlot Cafe
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Amity Ice Cream
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Azurra Di Capri
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Latest News:

While a lot of the big news has been focused squarely on Universal Orlando’s Diagon Alley expansion, there was another big opening for Harry Potter this month.


Attention may be focused on the opening of Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Florida, but two other Wizarding Worlds of Harry Potter are under construction elsewhere.


Universal is set to acquire the rights to produce theme park attractions based on movies produced by Legendary Pictures, according to a new report.


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