Universal Studios Japan is in Japan's second city, Osaka.
The park is very similar to Universal Orlando Resort, and it contains many of the same rides.
The main difference is that the majority of visitors are Japanese or tourists from other Asian countries, mainly Taiwan, China, and South Korea.
We spent the day there at the very end of 2010, and it was packed with families with children and young couples.
Waits for rides averaged from 60 minutes up to 120 minutes for the Spiderman ride. The biggest disappointment was that, because of high winds, the roller coaster was not running for much of the day.
Address : 2-1-33 Sakurajima, Konohana-ku, Osaka City; Telephone : 06 6465 3000
Universal Studios Map
A six-minute ride from Osaka Station. Get off at the JR Universal Studio Japan.
Tickets: One-day passes cost 6,100 for adults, 4,100 for elementary school children
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