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Universal Studios Japan Tips & Strategy

Posted on Jan 1, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Tips  •  34 Comments

Universal Studios Japan is a theme park in Osaka. Due to its location, size, and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, it is an incredibly popular park. This post covers some tips for visiting Universal Studios Japan, and tricks for seeing as much as possible in a single day. At USJ, you’ll need all of […]

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Amity Landing Restaurant Review

Posted on Apr 22, 2015 by Tom Bricker  •  Dining  •  No Comments

Amity Landing Restaurant is located near the exit to the JAWS boat ride in Universal Studios Japan, in the Amity Village section of the park. This area is similar to the extinct ‘Amity’ section of Universal Studios Florida, albeit on a larger scale and with the Osaka park having things–like this restaurant and 2 other […]

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Hogwarts Castle Photo Tour

Posted on Feb 23, 2015 by Tom Bricker  •  Photography  •  5 Comments

Hogwarts Castle houses the School of Witchcraft in the Harry Potter series, and is home to Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey at Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Japan theme parks. Next year, it will also open at Universal Studios Hollywood. This post offers a photo tour of Hogwarts Castle, both inside and […]

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Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Japan

Posted on Oct 26, 2014 by Tom Bricker  •  Tips  •  4 Comments

During my recent visit to Universal Studios Japan, I had the chance to attend their Halloween Horror Nights. This post includes my Halloween Horror Nights photos from Japan, plus some general thoughts and tips if you’re planning on attending the event in the future. Halloween Horror Nights is actually just half of the “Universal Surprise […]

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