Day Out in Universal Studios Japan , Osaka, Japan

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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.

I guess I was included on the 100 million count!
universal studio osaka
universal studio osaka
universal studio osaka
universal studio osaka

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 studio osaka

A one day free pass costs 6,600 Yen for Adults and 4500 Yen for kids aged 4-11. No need for advance purchase, just head straight to the ticket booth.
universal studio osaka
universal studio osaka

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.

It features attractions based on popular movies such as Spiderman, Back to the Future, Shrek, Terminator while Harry Potter related attraction is said to be added by 2014.
universal studio osaka
universal studio osaka
universal studio osaka
universal studio osaka
universal studio osaka
universal studio osaka
universal studio osaka
universal studio osaka
universal studio osaka
universal studio osaka
universal studio osaka

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 studio osaka
universal studio osaka
universal studio osaka
universal studio osaka
universal studio osaka
universal studio osaka
universal studio osaka

Adding to the over-all fun vibes are the teenagers in Halloween costumes roaming around the park.
universal studio osaka
universal studio osaka
universal studio osaka
universal studio osaka

You have to waive their attention for a photo opportunity with Sesame Street characters.
universal studio osaka
universal studio osaka
universal studio osaka
universal studio osaka

I went to Universal Studios alone which is a real shame, but whenever I see everyone particularly kids having a blast, somehow it lifted my spirits.
universal studio osaka
universal studio osaka
universal studio osaka
universal studio osaka
universal studio osaka

Universal Studios is a good enough diversion and a break after submerging yourself to the cultural an historical places of Kansai Region.

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16 thoughts on “Day Out in Universal Studios Japan , Osaka, Japan

  1. We have visited a few times but its been a while since our last visit. looks like there are a few new attractions as well. Would love to visit again in the near future when they complete the Harry Potter attraction πŸ™‚

  2. Although I live close, I’ve never been there.
    To be honest I’m not interested in things like that. I also never wanted to go to Disneyland and the likes.
    Yet some really great photos! πŸ™‚

    1. hi zoomingjapan,
      i understand your hesitations, i feel the same way before too πŸ™‚
      my friends had to literally drag me out of the apartment just to go to Disneyland but at the end of the day i was the one enjoying the most!
      i guess from time to time, i needed a break from temples and shrines visit πŸ™‚

  3. Fascinating post .A beautiful day out with the family and friends.,The pictures are wonderful..Jalal

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