Universal Studios Japan Ticket and Express Pass Guide 2019

How to Buy USJ Express Pass and Entry Ticket in Advance

Universal Studios Japan (USJ) is one of the most popular amusement parks in Japan and a must-visit tourist site in Osaka. Universal Studios Japan releases its passes 3 months before your admission date. You can easily buy the USJ Pass online, however, the problem is that there are too many kinds of USJ passes (over 30~40 passes and tickets), so you may not be able to find out which pass you should choose.

USJ passes can be roughly divided into two sorts: Studio Pass (park entry ticket) to admit the park and enjoy any attractions and Universal Express Pass to shorten waiting times of attractions. Thus, Studio Pass is required for everyone.

The pass that you should buy depends on how you want to enjoy Universal Studios Japan and what kind of attraction you definitely want to ride. Here are the introductions of each USJ pass in 2019 and how to buy them online in advance.

1. Studio Pass (Park Entry E-Tickets)

The Studio Pass let you admit Universal Studios Japan and enjoy any attractions, but you will queue for popular attractions for a few hours or you cannot ride them if they are occupied by too many visitors.

1–1. Universal Studios Japan™ Osaka Instant E-Tickets

1-2. 1.5 Day Studio Pass Universal Studios Japan Instant E-Ticket

Day 1: Available from 15:00

Day 2: Available all day

1–3. Universal Studios Japan™ Osaka Pre-Order Express Pass

Universal Studios Japan basically starts to sell its passes 3 months before, but you can buy the tickets with the admission date farther than 3 months here! You can book the passes even for the next year. And lots of privileges like below.

– Make the most of your day at USJ and skip the lines to enjoy your favorite rides
– Stock is very limited, so grab a convenient e-ticket in advance before they run out!
– Save time and add-on the Studio Pass (admission ticket) in one easy booking
– Add a Special Entry Wristband to access the Studio West Entrance with shorter lines!
– Get 5% off USJ merchandise by choosing a Shopping Voucher add-on during checkout!

1–4. 5% OFF Universal Studios Japan™ & JR West Kansai Pass Bundle

You should choose this Universal Studios Japan and JR West bus & train set pass if you travel in Kansai area. JR West Kansai Pass offers unlimited rides of buses and trains to move between Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Kobe, Kansai International Airport, and so on.

1–5. Royal Studio Pass for Universal Studios Japan in Osaka!

Royal Studio Pass is a luxury pass to fully enjoy Universal Studios Japan. One of the most attractive points of the premium pass is that you can skip the line of several specified popular rides as many times as you want including The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man: The Ride 4K3D, Jurassic Park: The Ride and JAWS. These privileges are also iuncluded:

– Express access to over 13 awesome rides and shows*, with unlimited use on most for all-day non-stop fun!
– Guaranteed timed entry to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™
– Only a limited number of Royal Studio Passes available each day, so you are sure to have a true premium experience of the park
– Free parking included for anyone driving to the park
– Get 5% off USJ merchandise by choosing a Shopping Voucher add-on during checkout!


2. Universal Express Pass

To spend a day at Universal Studios Japan effectively, buying the Universal Express Pass is highly recommended. With the Express Passes, you can skip the long line, and some express passes make a commitment for you to experience top popular rides. There are a great number of the Express Passes, and each Express Pass set consists of different numbers of the passes and various passes applied for different attractions. Please be noted that you cannot skip the lines of all attractions. Choose your matching pass carefully.

2–1. Cool Japan Express Pass 2 — Lupin & Conan

Timed entry ticket to Lupin the Third Car Chase XR Ride and Detective Conan
The Escape Express access to these rides:

1. Lupin the Third Car Chase XR Ride* 
2. Detective Conan: The Escape

2–2. Cool Japan Express Pass 1 — Lupin Special

Timed entry ticket to Lupin the Third Car Chase XR Ride
Express access to:

1. Lupin the Third Car Chase XR Ride

2–3. Universal Express™ Pass 4 — Minion Ride

Express access to these rides (once each):

1. Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem
2. Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™
3. Either The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man: The Ride 4K3D; or Jurassic Park: The Ride™ (Closed Jun 1–21, 2019) 
4. Either Terminator 2:3-D® (Closed May 7–Aug–30, 2019) or Backdraft™ (Closed May 7–18, Aug 26–Nov 4, 2019) or Jaws™ (Closed Jul 8–20, 2019)

2–4. Universal Express™ Pass 3 — Minion Ride

Express access to these rides (once each):

1. Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem
2. Either The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man: The Ride 4K3D; or Jurassic Park: The Ride™ (Closed Jun 1–21, 2019) 
3. Either Terminator 2:3-D® (Closed May 7–30, 2019) or Backdraft™ (Closed May 7–18, Aug 26–Nov 4, 2019)

2–5. Universal Express™ Pass 7 — Backdrop

Backdrop: regular attraction

Timed entry ticket to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™
Express access to these rides (once each)…
1. Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™*†
2. Flight of the Hippogriff™*
3. Despicable Me Minion Mayhem*†
4. Hollywood Dream: The Ride — Backdrop*
5. Either The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man: The Ride 4K3D; or Jaws®
6. Either Hollywood Dream: The Ride; or Backdraft™
7. Either The Flying Dinosaur*; or Terminator 2:3-D®

2–6. Universal Express™ Pass 7 — The Flying Dinosaur

The Flying Dinosaur: regular attraction

Timed entry ticket to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™
Express access to these rides (once each):
1. Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™*†
2. Flight of the Hippogriff™*
3. Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem*†
4. The Flying Dinosaur*†
5. The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man: The Ride 4K3D; or Jaws™
6. Either Hollywood Dream: The Ride; or Backdraft™
7. Either Jurassic Park: The Ride™; or Terminator 2:3-D®

2–7. Universal Express™ Pass 4 — The Flying Dinosaur

The Flying Dinosaur: regular attraction

Timed entry ticket to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™
Express access to these rides (once each)…

1. The Flying Dinosaur*†
2. Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™ in 4K3D*†
3. Either The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man: The Ride 4K3D; Hollywood Dream: The Ride†
4. Either JAWS™; or Backdraft™; or Terminator 2:3-D®

2–8. Universal Express™ Pass 4 — Standard

Timed entry ticket to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™
Express access to these rides (once each), confirmed until Nov 4
1. Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™*†
2. Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem*†
3. Either The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man: The Ride 4K3D; or Jurassic Park: The Ride™
4. Either JAWS™; or Backdraft™; or Terminator 2:3-D®

2–9. Universal Express™ Pass 7 — Sing on Tour

Timed entry to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter 
Express access to these rides (once each):

1. Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™
2. Flight of the Hippogryph™
3. Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem
4. Sing on Tour
5. Either Amazing Adventures of Spiderman: The Ride 4K3D or Jaws™ (Closed Jul 8–20, 2019) 
6. Either Hollywood Dream: The Ride or Backdraft™ (Closed May 7–18, Aug 26–Nov 4, 2019) 
7. Either Jurassic Park: The Ride™ (Closed Jun 1–21, 2019) or Terminator 2:3-D® (Closed May 7–Aug 30, 2019)

2–10. Universal Express™ Pass 4 — Sing on Tour

Express access to these rides (once each):

1. Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem
2. Sing on Tour
3. Either The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man: The Ride or Jurassic Park: The Ride™ (Closed Jun 1–21, 2019) 
4. Either Backdraft™ (Closed May 7–18, Aug 26–Nov 4, 2019) Terminator 2:3-D® (Closed May 7–Aug 30, 2019)



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