2018 Universal Studios Japan Halloween
Join the biggest Halloween event at Universal Studios Japan (USJ) in Osaka!
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Looking for the best place to spend Halloween in Japan?? Universal Studios Japan (USJ) in Osaka will host the biggest Halloween event in 2018 autumn! Universal Surprise Halloween 2018 will be held from 7 September to 4 November 2018 (some events start from 8 September), offering guests a whole new Halloween experience with new features!
The event features 3 different types of Halloween:
First one is Otona Halloween (Adult Halloween), offering a new sophisticated Halloween experience for adult guests.
Guests can dress up in elegant Halloween costume and find themselves in the dark and artistic horror world. They will encounter ghosts and monsters by being lost a labyrinth maze. Moreover, guests can enjoy taking photos in gorgeous costume and enjoy cocktails in a special lounge. There will be two types of maze (“Hotel Albert” and “Silence in the Ghost Ship”) and a horror theatre “Blood Legend” in Otona Halloween section.
Otona Halloween starts from 8 September. Special tickets are required for these attractions (only limited numbers are available). You can book e-tickets with express pass from the link below!
The next is Zekkyo Halloween (Halloween Horror Nights) which is their classic Halloween event to make guests scream.
The most famous one is “the Zombie Walk” which features numerous zombies roaming around the park after dark. The grand finale of the zombie mobs is “Zombie De Dance”, the dance party of the zombies. There will be several horror mazes featuring some of world’s scariest horror movies such as Cult of Chucky, The Ring, and two new mazes in 2018 are “The Survival — Deadman’s Forest 2” and “Insidious — The Last Key”.
Zekkyo Halloween starts from 8 September. Special tickets are required for horror attractions (only limited numbers are available). You can book e-tickets with express pass from the link below!
Kowa Kawa Halloween
The last one is Kowa Kawa Halloween, the kids-friendly Halloween event featuring our favourite park’s characters such as Minions, Elmo, Snoopy and more. If you are travelling with kids, or not into scary stuff, you can still enjoy the special Halloween event at USJ.
There will be several special shows such as a day parade “Festa de Parade” (including Minions Kowa Kawa Party), candy throwing “Happy Trick or Treat”, the new illumination event “Universal Wonderland Kowa Kawa Halloween”, and special greetings from park’s popular characters in Halloween costumes.
Kowa Kawa Halloween starts from 7 September. The special express pass is available including access to the Festa de Parade Minion Kowa Kawa Party Area and priority access to Studio Stars Restaurant.
Besides Halloween special attractions, the special Halloween merchandise collections are available at souvenir shops at the park during the season!!
Here are some of Halloween special items at Universal Studios Japan 2018!
Some horror attractions at Otona Halloween and Zekkyo Halloween zones have rating of the horror level from 1–5 (1 is least scary), and some of attractions are not recommended for kids. Also some of attractions require special tickets to enter.
Universal Studios Japan (USJ) is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Japan through the year, but Halloween season could be the best time to visit the park if you are into horror, scary things or simply big celebrations!
On top of that, make sure to visit the park with special Halloween costumes!
<< Universal Surprise Halloween 2018 >>
Date: 7th September to 4th November 2018
(Otona Halloween and Zekkyo Halloween from 8 September)
You can purchase electronic tickets to Universal Studios Japan here!
<< Book your USJ Official e-tickets here!! >>
For those who wish to avoid long waiting lines, it’s definitely recommended to purchase an Express Pass! Here is a special Halloween express pass!
<<Universal Express™ Pass Halloween Full Set >>
In case you are looking for an accommodation nearby, here is a link to one.
<< Book a hotel near Universal Studios Japan! >>
Soon after the Universal Surprise Halloween, the special Christmas event, Universal Wonder Christmas is kicking off!
For more special events in 2018 autumn, please check out these articles, too!