How to Buy Universal Studios Japan Tickets plus BONUS Definitive USJ Guide! [2022 & 2023]

How to Buy Universal Studios Japan Tickets plus BONUS Definitive USJ Guide!

When planning our most recent trip to Japan (pre-COVID19), a visit to Universal Studios Japan was one of the very first experiences included on our itinerary. We had already visited Universal Studios Osaka once before, however did not realise that Express Passes existed until a few days prior to our visit. Unfortunately the Express Passes were … Read more

Our Ginormous Guide to Visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at USJ! [2022 & 2023]


If you are visiting Universal Studios Japan Harry Potter fans of all types (die-hard or casual) must visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. In fact, even if you are interested in nothing else at USJ Harry Potter is reason enough to visit Universal Studios Japan. Hogsmeade Village and Hogwarts Castle have been faithfully recreated … Read more

Universal Studios Japan Rides

Cool Japan

In addition to Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, there is a wide range of other rides at USJ ranging from thrill rides to family and child-friendly rides. The Flying Dinosaur My son and I had visited Fuji Q just before we visited Universal Studios Japan and we experienced some of the most thrilling rollercoasters … Read more

Universal Studios Japan Food Options

Jurassic Park Food Stand

There are lots of restaurants at Universal Studios Japan and an overabundance of snack stands and carts so you will never go hungry. As with most theme parks, don’t expect a fancy, fine-dining experience and the food is also quite expensive. However, the food is normally tasty and will help refuel you so that you … Read more

Universal Studios Japan Shopping

Merchandise Stand

There is a great mix of speciality shops and more general merchandise shops at Universal Studios Japan. Many of the shops are near the entrance to Universal Studios Japan. There are also merchandise stands throughout the park. Speciality Shops Some of the speciality shops are linked to particular characters such as Hello Kitty, Minions, Minion Unicorn, … Read more