Part 1: Things You Must Do @ Universal Studios Japan, Osaka

Konnichiwa!!! Finally I can tick off one place from my bucket list. We are here at Universal Studios Japan (USJ) this Autumn on such a lovely weather. Well, I have been to the Universal Studios Singapore and Universal Studios Hollywood few years ago and this Autumn I got a chance to step into Universal Studios Japan. I felt like I was teleported into a wonderland that never fail to thrill me every second.


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Part 1: Things You Must Do at Universal Studios Japan, Osaka

Arigatou gozaimasu to AirAsia X and Universal Studios Japan for realizing this 4 days 3 nights memorable on AirAsia X Familiarisation Trip to Osaka. Welcome to the world full of wonders and surprises!


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Universal Studios Japan, OSaka

This is going to be a long post with lots of photos hopefully you get more in depth information. I decided to split it into 2 post for Things You Must Do @ Universal Studios Japan, Osaka because there are too many things, experiences and photos that I want to share with you all. Some of the attractions I have it on individual post, so take note on the link ya.

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Eat-Man Restaurant & Hotel New Hankyu, Umeda

We arrived in Osaka the night before and over at the Hotel New Hankyu, Umeda. That night we had supper at one of the 24 hours Japanese called Eat-Man opposite the hotel. It’s was a long day so we did not explore the surround that night, instead we went back to the hotel and rest early to get ready for Universal Studios Japan. You can read more about my Day 1 in Umeda, Osaka post here.


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Universal Globe

1. Universal Globe
Rise and shine had our early breakfast in the hotel then check out. We headed over to Universal Studios Japan early. Yahoo! Finally arrived and it’s a must to take photo at the Universal Globe before entering the theme park. Universal Studios Japan (USJ) was the first theme park under the Universal Studios brand to be built in Asia. It was opened in March 2001 in the Osaka Bay Area. The queue was already quite long at 10am even on weekdays.

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Universal Studios Japan Map

Universal Studios Japan currently has 8 sections - Hollywood, New York, San Francisco, Jurassic Park, Waterworld, Amity Village, Universal Wonderland and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. We get to enjoy many amusement rides, ranging from child-friendly carousels to thrilling roller coasters and simulators based on popular movies such as Spiderman, Back to the Future, Terminator 2 and Jurassic Park. We took some of these rides and roller coasters as well.


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Universal Wonderland – Hello Kitty’s Ribbon Collection

2. Universal Wonderland – Hello Kitty’s Ribbon Collection, Elmo Go Go Skateboard & Snoopy Studios
First stop as we entered USJ, omggg… we are going to meet Hello Kitty. Yes! we get to see Hello Kitty’s latest fashion items, take a ride down her High Heels Slide and of course take photos, selfie, wefie with her. It’s so kawaii…


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Elmo Go Go Skateboard

Then we hopped into the Elmo Go Go Skateboard, it was a smooth ride and its suitable for the whole family. Kind of enjoy the wind blowing and the fresh air. There is also Snoopy Studios for the fans and the flying Snoopy for adults and kids as well.


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 The Amazing Adventure of Spider-Man

3. The Amazing Adventure of Spider-Man
If you are a Spiderman fans this is a must stop for you. The immersive experience taking the 4K3D Amazing Adventure of Spider-Man ride. Crawled into the spidey world, I experienced the 3D effects, fog, smoke, strobes, effects with fire, water, loud sounds, pitch black and as if Spiderman standing directly in front of me during the entire 5 minutes ride. It was unbelievable fun and exciting. 


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Amazing Adventure of Spider-Man souvenir shop

Although I am afraid of heights but this ride does divert my attention to 3D visual and audio plus the surrounding effects. After the ride we went to the Spider-Man souvenir shop.


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Halloween Costume Party 

4. Costume Party
It was Halloween Costume Party here in Universal Studios Japan. People here are more sporting and adventurous. They really go all out to dress up for the party even though it’s day time. 


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Halloween Costume Party

We have the zombie, vampire, chinese vampire, minions, Alice in the wonderland and many more. You name it they have it? Here you go.. I guess picture tell a thousand words. 


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Halloween Costume Party

People are friendly and happy plus they gladly take photos with us when we asked them politely. Have fun and take lots of photos and videos. I am going have a separate post for this Halloween Costume Party @ Universal Studios Japan so stay tune for my blog post after this ya…


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Halloween Happiness Market

5. Halloween Happiness Market
We stopped by the Halloween Happiness Market for a drink and snacks. Guess what I had this Halloween Special Snacks it’s like mochi, when I eat it the color will changed my tongue to blue, purple or green. 


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There are lots of Halloween snacks, food, games, souvenirs and also costumes to buy there.


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Park Side Grille for Lunch

6. Park Side Grille for Lunch
There are many restaurants and places you can stop for food from breakfast till supper. You can dine in restaurants, take away or stop for snacks or coffee break. We had our lunch at the Park Side Grille it’s such a charming ambience with great view overlooking the park.


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The White Rose vs Black Rose Set Lunch @ 2380Yen at Park Side Grille

We had white and black rose set which is about 2380 Yen or about RM80 that comes with appetizer, soup and main course. Overall the food, ambience and price for a set lunch menu like this is pretty reasonable based on the cost of living in Japan moreover it’s inside the theme park.


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Universal Studios Japan, Osaka

Well, this is only my Part 1 of the Things You Must Do @ Universal Studios Japan, Osaka which it the 1st half of the day from morning till lunch. Now I need to take a break and continue after lunch. The 2nd part will be more fun… we are going to explore the rides, Parade de Carnivale and of course I am saving the best for last to enter the The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Jeng, jeng jeng…


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Universal Studios Japan 1 Day & 2 Day Studio Pass

Ticket / Fees / Pass to Universal Studios Japan and Timing
The operating hours varies from 9:00 to 22:00 every day depending on the seasons.
Admission Fees: You can choose wither 1 day or 2 days studio pass. Here are the price lists for the entrance fees.

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.


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Universal Studios Japan Express Pass

Universal Express Price List
Express Passes that allows you to skip the queue for selected rides are available for 3, 5 or 7 rides on the day of the visit at the entrance gate and inside the park. Please take not that the Express Passes might be sold out on peak days.

Please take note that Price may varies from each entrance date. Please visit the official website to plan and have a pleasant trip. Universal Studios Japan Official Website https://www.usj.co.jp/e/

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How to get to Universal Studios Japan by train or bus from Kansai Airport

How to get to Universal Studios Japan by Train or Bus

By train: Universal Studios Japan is located 5 minute walk from Universal City Station on the JR Yumesaki Line (also referred to as JR Sakurajima Line). From Osaka Station, there are several direct trains per hour and many more connections that require an easy transfer at Nishikujo Station. From Kansai Airport, take a JR airport rapid to Nishikujo Station and transfer to the JR Yumesaki Line to Universal City Station (about 75 minutes).

By bus: From Kansai Airport to Universal Studios Japan by bus is about 1 hours ride and   1550 yen. Some overnight buses from other cities across Japan also stop at the Universal Studios Japan.


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AirAsia X and Universal Studios Japan Familiarisation Trip to Osaka

Thanks to AirAsia X and Universal Studios Japan for this invaluable experience in Osaka. I had a wonderful time with all the bloggers, sporting AirAsia plus the friendly USJ team.


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We flew from Kuala Lumpur (KLIA2) to Osaka (Kansai) via AirAsia X on Flight D7 534 at 15:00 and arrived at 22:25. The flight duration is about 6 hours and 25 minutes. AirAsia X fly to and from KLIA2 to Kansai (Osaka) on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Please check the exact flight timing and make your bookings at http://www.airasia.com

30 comments:

  1. Been dying to go to the Harry Porter world in Osaka :(

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  2. so nice and lucky you got sponsored trip to osaka some more.You sure having fun there ya! wanna more of osaka news and tips

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  3. Already taking note of all the things that one must do at USJ! Thanks for sharing an insightful post.

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  4. nice info for my friends that wanna go Japan. As for me will be a long run as need to save money first.

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  5. Thanks for sharing this! I believe the experiences you gain are priceless...
    *runtothecornerandemobecauseijeles

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  6. I love the Hello Kitty dress. Very nice and everything here looks so fun.

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  7. omg i gonna die seeing Hello Kitty there!! it is sooooo kawaii! Did you get any merchandise from there?

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  8. Omg why you so lucky !! I miss USJ now! I was there in March this year !

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  9. So lucky ! I wish I can go to Japan too 😢😢

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  10. So lucky ! I wish I can go to Japan too 😢😢

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  11. So nice you were there during Halloween! Love the buildings!

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  12. LOL the mochi that changes your tongue to different colours is so interesting! Looks like you had a blast there

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  13. Oh gosh I am so jelly! So very much want to go to Japan. And Universal Studios Japan of course! Love your outfit for the outing..

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  14. ha...ha...your tongue got coloured by the mochi :) osaka universal studio very spacious and huge as compared to Spore! Cheers, SiennyLovesDrawing

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  15. I only been to Singapore one. This one look more interesting! Some more got Jurassic Park!

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  16. wow.. really great sharing!! wish i could be visit universal studio ,japan!!

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  17. I wish I can go to Universal Studio Japan one day! Sure is very lively there! :)

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  18. I wan go Universal Japan. I have visit Universal Singapore and I find it fun

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  19. I is jelly with you. Hahaha.
    Bestnye kan.
    Looking forward to my trip to Osaka next year and looking forward to read the 2nd part.

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  20. Such an amazing trip... I am so jelly... I really want to be there and go visit Universal Studios Osaka someday......

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  21. Nice place, will definitely check this out when I visit Japan someday :)

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  22. Halloween Costume Party look so fun !
    long time never go universal studio sg

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  23. i've never been there before! now i'm so jealous of you kelly. :) thanks for sharing all those wonderful things you could do there.

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  24. Should I plan my Universal Studio trip when I go Japan too? Haha! Theme park looks more fun with the festive season!! <3

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  25. so cute kelly with the Halloween girls, universal studio there is so cute and cooling sure nice to go

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  26. When I were there few years ago... Spiderman was not even open yet... So many new stuffs to try now.. Need to go again liao~

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  27. Definitely a cool post with detailed things to do. The spiderman and foods you had caught my eyes the most!

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  28. Nice place. I wish i have opportunity to visit Universal Studio Japan. All your photo looks so pretty.

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