Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Travelogue: Universal Studios Japan (Wonderland, Amity Village, Wharf)

I promise this is going to be the last of my Universal Studios Japan posts. I had a really great time here and I do wish to go back (not as much as I want to go back to Kyoto though). We weren't able to experience the Biohazard attraction which I am pretty sure is worth the hours of queue so I do hope there is a next time.

I am already 27 years old but going to amusement/theme parks never gets old for me. When I travel, one of the places I always put in our itinerary is an amusement/theme park. There is something about these places that reaches to my inner child. Even my mom had a wonderful time here so it shows that such places transcends all demographics. Whether you are a child or a child-at-heart, going to an amusement/theme park will always be worthwhile. When you find yourself going to Osaka, make sure to include Universal Studios Japan in your itinerary and I guarantee a memorable experience not just for kids but for adults as well.

If you do go, here are some tips to be mindful of:
  • Bring an umbrella/hat/rain coat - as with any other theme park, there are only a few spots that are covered and you never know when it is going to rain or when it will be very sunny and hot. Always bring an umbrella/hat/rain coat so you are protected from the weather.
  • Bring a bottle of water - there are drinking fountains scattered all over USJ but they are quite far from some attractions. Bringing a bottle of water is always helpful because the queue to certain rides takes forever (we fell in line for 2 hours for the Spiderman 4K3D ride). You can refill them if you find a drinking fountain while walking around.
  • Make sure to wear comfortable shoes because you will have to walk and queue for a long time.
  • It is also helpful to bring snacks with you because the restaurants are almost always full.
  • Bringing extra clothes is also highly recommended.
  • Patience is very important because there is always lots of people here. You will wait line for hours just to ride. You will have to search each corner of all restaurants just to find a seat. You will have to be patient with the language barrier because most Japanese I encountered find it difficult to speak English. 

I had a wonderful time in USJ and if there is another opportunity I will want to go back and go for that Biohazard ride!


  1. Wow! Everything is looking so colourful and fun. One never gets old enough not to experience this much fun place.

    1. Yes! One of the reasons why I love Japan: it is bright and colorful.

  2. Amazing photos, I love this place, it looks so peaceful.
    I definitely need to check it out!

  3. So amazingand exciting places!!! *-*
    I would love to visit them!

  4. Great post and amazing pictures :)...thx for sharing!

  5. This place is magical ! I want to discover it ! Thank you for these photos :)