Universal Studios Japan

Universal Studios Japan (ユニバーサル・スタジオ・ジャパン Yunibāsaru Sutajio Japan?) (USJ CO., LTD. TYO: 2142 ) is one of three Universal Studios theme parks, this one in Osaka, Japan. The park is similar to Universal Orlando Resort, containing many of the same rides. Most visitors are Japanese tourists or tourists from other Asian countries such as South Korea, China, and Taiwan. In 2005 Goldman Sachs became the largest shareholder in Universal Studios Japan. Universal still has a small minority stake in the park. The park opened on March 31, 2001. source : wikipedia.org

The attractions are in nine areas of the park. New York, Hollywood, San Francisco, Jurassic Park, Snoopy Studios, Lagoon, Water World, Amity Village and Land of Oz.

I visited the park as part of my Kansai trip during May this year. It was over 10 years ago since I visited another Universal Studios, the one at Orlando. there are some classic rides that I have been too before at Orlando, like ET, Jaws and Back to the Future. There are also lots of new rides that I have not been to before. The rides and attractions are in general more adult orientated as compared to Disneyland parks, but there are still lots of rides for kids and the parade was fun and overall a very photogenic theme park.

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