Universal Studios Japan ® Osaka’s must-visit theme park

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“The craft and attention to detail across The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ at Universal Studios Japan is incredible”, Harry Potter author JK Rowling said after a test run in July 2014.

It has become one of the biggest highlights of the Osaka theme park, which welcomed a record total of 12.7 million guests in the same year. With a variety of other world class attractions and seasonal events, it is one of the hottest entertainment destinations in Japan right now.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ teleports visitors into the Harry Potter universe with two spellbinding rides. Step into the Hogwarts™ castle to experience Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™, a 3D flight through the Hogwarts™ School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. It features 4K projection technology, which delivers four times the level of detail possible with regular HD projectors.

USJ’s outdoor rides also provide some hair-raising dips and dives through the air, including its backwards roller coaster, Hollywood Dream – The Ride – Backdrop. It glides with ease and precision up to 43 m above the park, all to a customisable soundtrack.


With excellent shopping, dining and accommodation that is especially great fun for kids, USJ is an unforgettable experience
– don’t miss it when you visit Japan!


Where is it?

Universal City in Osaka’s Bay Area, approximately 11
minutes by train from Osaka Station.

Insider’s Tip

Get a Studio Pass up to a year before you go with JTB
Australia or Sachi Tours, and avoid having to queue for
tickets. Pass holders are guaranteed entry to USJ, but may
experience a short wait during Japan’s spring and summer
holiday seasons.|

JTB Australia

Sachi Tours (Nippon Travel Agency Australia)





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Osaka is the cultural and economical centre of western Japan. It is surrounded by mountains on three sides, however, it’s Osaka’s vibrant and innovative culture that produced sushi trains and the tallest building in Japan that attracts its visitors.