① How to Get to Universal Studios Japan
- You'll be riding over on this orange JR train, but more often than not, it's covered with images of Universal Studios characters! Once you get to Universal-City Station, you and everyone else on the train will spill out onto the platform, as the crowd makes its way over to the park itself. From the station to the park it's just a few minutes walk through an area full of shops and restaurants.
③ Where to Start?? Some of USJ's Most Popular Attractions
- Love rollercoasters? Then you absolutely must not miss Hollywood Dream! It's a classic USJ ride, and it holds up. You can choose the music you want to listen to as you fly through the air - each seat comes with individual speakers and a module to change songs.
- Perhaps this cultural phenomenon is one we'll never quite understand, but the Jaws ride is absolutely beloved in Japan. Float through the water and get terrorized by animatronic sharks!
- You might not see any dinosaurs here, but this is the Jurassic Park attraction! These days the Jurassic Park area of the park has been a little overtaken by the new Flying Dinosaur rollercoaster, but you can never replace the fun of a trip through this mini dinosaur safari! If you don't want to get absolutely soaked, try your best to sit towards the back of boat (and towards the middle). If you don't, you might end up like a certain English editor at JAPANKURU, who was completely drenched after a trip down the watery incline.
- Fit in with the rest of the crowd wandering around USJ; grab a turkey leg to gnaw on! They're pretty huge, so you might be gnawing all the way out of the park.
Universal Studios Japan is definitely a full day trip for most (unless you only want to go on one or two rides!), but during the rest of your trip to Osaka, don't forget to see Osaka Castle, shop till you drop in Shinsaibashi, and taste all of Osaka's culinary specialties, all over the city.
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