Universal Studios Japan
Universal Studios Japan (USJ) is the Japanese Universal Studios theme park, located in Osaka. The park opened in 2001. It is also the first Universal Studios theme park to open outside of the U.S.
Sesame Street has been a prominent feature in USJ since the addition of Sesame Street 4-D Movie Magic in late April 2003, and is one of the park’s more popular character-based franchises along with Hello Kittyand Peanuts. Walk-arounds of Elmo, Zoe, Cookie Monster, Bert,Ernie, Grover, Big Bird, The Count and Abby Cadabby appear regularly at the park in shows and in meet-and-greet photo op sessions, as well as in park parades and seasonal shows.
Recent installments include limited time attractions such as “Bio Hazard – The Real” and “Monster Hunter – The Real,” both based on popular video game franchises, and “One Piece Premier Show” which is based on the popular anime, providing attractions based on entertainment worldwide and not only Hollywood movies. On April 18, 2014, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy were at the park to announce the opening of “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” scheduled for July 15, 2014, an attraction based on the blockbuster movie series “Harry Potter.”
Hours: Varying hours, typically from 10:00 to 18:00 during low season and from 9:00 to 21:00 during peak season. Please refer to the park’s official website.
Closed: No closing days
Admission: 6,980 yen (12-64 years old)
4,880 yen (4-11 years old)
6,270 yen (65 years or older)
Passes include unlimited rides and can be bought at the gate or at JR ticket counters, Lawson convenience stores, selected travel agencies and partner hotels.
InformationUniversal Studios Japan
Address : 2-1-33 Sakurajima, Konohana-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Nearest Station : Universal City
URL : https://www.usj.co.jp/e/