Universal Studios Japan (USJ) Event Schedule 2019

Best Time to Visit Universal Studios Japan (USJ) in Osaka, Japan!

Check out the best time to visit Universal Studios Japan (USJ) in Osaka! One of the most popular amusement parks in the world, USJ holds numbers of special events through the year as well as brand new attractions. Let’s check out the USJ event schedule for 2019!


Universal Studios Japan (USJ) is one of four Universal Studios theme parks in the world, which opened in March 2001 in Osaka. The park welcomes over 10 million visitors every year, and it’s one of the most popular amusement parks in Japan along with Tokyo Disney Resort (Disneyland and DisneySea) today.

Universal Studios Japan consists of 10 different sections, and each one features numbers of attractions themed with famous movies such as Harry Potter, Minions, Spider Man, Jurassic Park, Jaws, and popular characters such as Snoopy, Sesame Street, Hello Kitty and more. From adrenaline boosting thrilling roller coasters to kids friendly rides, the park offers visitors a various attractions and shows. Visitors to USJ also enjoy shopping character merchandise as many related and limited goods of adorable characters are sold there.

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Along with regular attractions, there are also seasonal/special events and temporary attractions introduced at USJ every year. From USJ Halloween to the New Year countdown fireworks, there will be numbers of fun events coming up at USJ in 2019! Today, I’d like to share USJ event schedule of 2019 so you won’t miss the best time to visit there!


-Special Event: Universal Cool Japan 2018

Date: 18 January to 25 August 2019

-Special Event: Detective Conan: The World

Date: 18 January to 23 June 2019

© 2019 青山剛昌/名探偵コナン製作委員会
TM & © Universal Studios.

-Ride Attraction: Lupin the Third: Car Chase XR Ride

Date: 18 January to 23 June 2019

©モンキー・パンチ/TMS・NTV
TM & © Universal Studios.

Book tickets for Universal Cool Japan 2019:
Cool Japan Express Pass 1 — Lupin Special
Cool Japan Express Pass 2 — Lupin & Conan

-Special Event: Universal Easter Celebration

Date: 15 March to 23 June 2019

Despicable Me, Minion Made and all related marks and characters are trademarks and copyrights of Universal Studios. Licensed by Universal Studios Licensing LLC.
TM & © 2019 Sesame Workshop
TM & © Universal Studios.

-Show Attraction (Renewal): UNIVERSAL SPECTACLE NIGHT PARADE

Date: 20 March ~

TM & © Universal Studios.

-Show Attraction: World Street Festival

Date: 20 March~

© 2019 Peanuts Worldwide LLC
© 1976, 2019 SANRIO CO., LTD. APPROVAL NO. EJ6031502
TM & © 2019 Sesame Workshop
Despicable Me, Minion Made and all related marks and characters are trademarks and copyrights of Universal Studios. Licensed by Universal Studios Licensing LLC. All Rights Reserved.
TM & © Universal Studios.

-Special Event: HOGWARTS™ MAGICAL CELEBRATION

Date: 20 March to 4 November 2019

Gryffindor™, Hufflepuff™, Ravenclaw™, Slytherin™, HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. (s19)
HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. (s19)
TM & © Universal Studios.

Get e-tickets for premium package at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ zone!
▶ Universal Studios Japan Premium Package — Harry Potter™ Set

-New Attraction: SING ON TOUR

Date: 18 April 2019

© 2019 UNIVERSAL STUDIOS
™ & © Universal Studios.

Get express pass e-tickets for Sing on Tour!
▶ Universal Express Pass 4 – Sing on Tour
▶ Universal Express Pass 7 – Sing on Tour

-Special Attraction: Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon: The Miracle 4-D ~Moon Palace~

Date: 31 May to 25 August 2019

©Naoko Takeuchi
TM & © Universal Studios.

-Special Event: Attack on Titan

Date: 31 May to 25 August 2019

© 諫山創・講談社/「進撃の巨人」製作委員会
TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.
TM & © Universal Studios.

-Special Event: Godzilla vs. Evangellion: The Real 4-D

Date: 31 May to 25 August 2019

TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. ©カラー ©Naoko Takeuchi 書・紫舟
TM & © Universal Studios. All rights reserved.
© SCRAP All rights reserved.

-Special Event: One Piece Premier Summer & Water Battle

Date: 26 June to 29 September 2019

©尾田栄一郎/集英社・フジテレビ・東映アニメーション
©尾田栄一郎/2019「ワンピース」製作委員会
TM & © Universal Studios.

-Special Event: Extra Cool Summer

Date: 2 July to 1 September 2019

Despicable Me, Minion Made and all related marks and characters are trademarks and copyrights of Universal Studios. Licensed by Universal Studios Licensing LLC.
TM & © Universal Studios.

-Special Event: Universal Surprise Halloween 2018

Date: 7 September to 4 November 2019

©CAPCOM CO., LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. © 2019 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved. ©2012「貞子3D」製作委員会 Despicable Me, Minion Made and all related marks and characters are trademarks and copyrights of Universal Studios. Licensed by Universal Studios Licensing LLC. All Rights Reserved. ™ & © 2019 Sesame Workshop © 2019 Peanuts Worldwide LLC © 1976, 2018 SANRIO CO., LTD. EJ8071701 ™ & © Universal Studios.

Get express tickets for Halloween attractions!
Universal Express Pass Halloween Horror Night – Thrill
▶ Universal Express Pass Otona Halloween – Gorgeous Set
▶ Universal Express Pass — Kowa Kawa Halloween
▶  Festa de Parade Special Area Admission Ticket

More info:

Universal Studios Japan Halloween 2019

-Special Event: HOGWARTS™ MAGICAL NIGHT ~WINTER MAGIC~

Date: 8 November 2019 to 29 February 2020

HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. (s19)

Get e-tickets for premium package at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ zone!
▶ Universal Studios Japan Premium Package — Harry Potter™ Set

More info:

-Special Event: Universal Crystal Christmas

Date: 14 November 2019 to 13 January 2020

TM & © Universal Studios.

-Special Event: Universal Studios Japan Countdown Party

Date: 31 December 2019 to 1 January 2020

Despicable Me, Minion Made and all related marks and characters are trademarks and copyrights of Universal Studios. Licensed by Universal Studios Licensing LLC. All Rights Reserved. © 2019 Peanuts Worldwide LLC TM & © 2019 Sesame Workshop HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. (s19) © 2019 MARVEL © 1976, 2019 SANRIO CO., LTD. APPROVAL NO. EJ6031502 © 2019 UNIVERSAL STUDIOS

Get the 26-hour countdown event pass before selling out!
▶ Book the e-tickets for Universal Countdown Party 2020 !!

More info:

Universal Studios Japan Countdown Party 2020


Please note listed event schedule may subject to change, so I strongly recommend you to check Universal Studios Japan official website before visiting! (http://www.usj.co.jp/e/)

You can purchase electronic tickets to Universal Studios Japan here!
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For those who wish to avoid long waiting lines, it’s definitely recommended to purchase an Express Pass! Enjoy the park without wasting time in the line!
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