After my trip in Kobe, I decided to head out to Osaka and spent a day out in Universal Studios Japan.
I guess most of those who plan a trip to Osaka often includes Universal Studios on their plan. The first time I went to Kansai region, I skip the theme park to focus my time on the many wonderful temples of Kyoto.
Universal Studios Japan is ranked as 9th out of the 25th amusement park in the world, reaching 100 million visitor October last year, attributing to Halloween celebration, long weekend holiday and school break.
The theme park is easily accessible via local trains whether you are coming directly from Osaka Airport or Downtown Osaka, take the JR Sakurajima Line bound for Universal City Station. If there is no immediate direct trains, easy transfer at Nishikujo Station is also an option.
Universal Studios Japan is divided into different sections namely Jurassic Park, Lagoon, Waterworld, Amity Village, New York, Hollywood, San Francisco, Snoopy Studios, Hello Kitty Fashion Avenue, Sesame Street Fun Zone.
The one that gave me much satisfaction to me in terms of photography that day was the Hollywood art deco. To make things more interesting is the undeniable presence of an amazing cloud formation looming over the roller coaster ride.
Universal Studios is a good enough diversion and a break after submerging yourself to the cultural an historical places of Kansai Region.