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"Universal Studios - Escape from Japan for a day!" Top 5 Page for this destination Universal Studios Japan (USJ) Tip by mikegr

Universal Studios Japan (USJ), Osaka: 24 reviews and 46 photos

  Me, Scotty and Karin & rest of the Waterworld cast
by mikegr

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!

Address: 2-1-33 Sakurajima Konohana-ku
Directions: Universal City Station on JR Sakurajima Line
Phone: 06-4790-7000

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  • Written May 24, 2004
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