Essential Guide to Universal Studios Japan

Tips & Tricks: How to Get the Most in Universal Studio Japan


Going to a theme park is not that simple as you think; it requires a lot of planning and decision making. This time we are taking you to Universal Studio Japan - Universal Parks & Resorts are our favourite theme parks in the world at all times. Let's follow us to see all the tips and guide to such busy place on earth and discover the reasons why we love it so much.


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  • Be There as Early as Possible Early birds definitely get the best worms! The best time to get to the park is at least half and hour before the entry time. Don't feel surprised if you see a long queue even in the early morning because everyone knows the trick! It's also recommended to purchase your ticket online in advance so you can skip the queue of ticketing.

  • Get a Fast Pass to Save your Time If you are a big fan of Universal, we'd suggest that you get a fast pass so you might be able to do all the rides and attractions in a day. The waiting time varies as it depends on how popular the rides are... it could be up to an hour, or two! We didn't purchase one and we literally waited for more than two hours for some particular rides like Minions and Harry Potter. Getting one or not, it's all up to you!

  • Have a Themed Meal in USJ Of course you can't leave a theme park without having a themed meal of your favourite character, right? Minion is popular in Universal Studio Japan and you can literally see it everywhere in the park. We had a Minion omelette and a Swiss roll with apple sauce and it was surprisingly yummy! It was a bit pricey though... but it's perfect for photos!

  • Diminish Something You aren't Interested in The first stop you should always go to is where they keep the maps of the park and the leaflets about the shows. Take some times to study the whole thing and make a good plan! Decide what and where you should be going first and next in case you didn't purchase the fast pass and couldn't do everything in one visit.

  • Pick Your Favourite Attractions That's as important as you choose where not to go! Pick at least 2 top rides that you desperately want to go for even if you had been told to be waiting for more than two hours! So now you know which ones to go, check the waiting time on screens and go for the one with less waiting time first. You are off to go!

  • Take Photos of Everything You Like Don't miss a chance of taking a picture! Photographs are the best "documentary" of your memory. Besides, you have paid so much for a theme park visit so you should make the most out of it! If you spot your favourite characters, make sure you queue for a picture... as you meet a superstar!


  • Buy the Exclusive Souvenirs that You can't Find them Elsewhere There's something you can't find it elsewhere except in here at USJ, like a giant character popcorn holder. Isn't it very cute with a rubber duck swim ring? An exclusive butter beer in the restaurant inside Harry Potter park is also a must-try in there. You'd have to visit a Universal Parks & Resorts again specially for these things as you can't find them anywhere outside the park.

Now it's time to plan our next visit to Universal Studios Japan! Woohoo~


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