IMG_2479 Hi,I’m Keiko from Osaka!

It is always crowded with people at Universal Studios Japan.

Sometimes you have to wait for 3-4 hours to ride on popular attractions.

To avoid the long queue,

Don’t miss out on express pass!!

Using express pass, you can ride on popular attractions within 15-20 min.It is definitely worth buying it if you want to reduce waiting time.

There are 3 kinds of express pass, and I’ll explain each of them!

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Universal Studios Japan Express Pass Guide in 2017!

First of all what is express pass?

Express pass will shorten the waiting time for designated popular attractions.

When entering the park, a separate Studio Pass (entry ticket) such as a 1 Day Studio Pass is also required.

There are Express Pass 7, Express Pass 4, and Express Pass 3.

7,4,3 are the numbers of attractions you can shorten the waiting time.

Express Pass 7


The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Timed Entry Ticket is included with Universal Express Pass 7.

There are 3 kinds of express pass 7

Price:6,900yen〜13,200yen
Types and prices of valid Express Passes will vary depending on the day.

You can purchase express passes from USJ official booking partner Voyagin:here Right now Voyagin is running a $10 off promotion for first time users.

Express Pass 7 ~The Flying Dinosaur~

1. Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™ in 4K3D
2. Flight of the Hippogriff
3. Despicable Me Minion Mayhem
4.The Flying Dinosaur
5. The Amazing Adventures of Spider Man or JAWS
6. Hollywood Dream The Ride or Backdraft
7. Jurassic Park The Ride or Terminator 2:3-D

Note that Hollywood Dream The Ride Backdrop is not included.

Express Pass 7~ Backdrop ~

1. Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™ in 4K3D
2. Flight of the Hippogriff
3. Despicable Me Minion Mayhem
4. Hollywood Dream The Ride Backdrop
5. The Amazing Adventures of Spider Man or JAWS
6. Hollywood Dream The Ride or Backdraft
7. Jurassic Park The Ride or Terminator 2:3-D

Express Pass 7 ~Standard~

1. Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™ in 4K3D
2. Flight of the Hippogriff
3. Despicable Me Minion Mayhem
4. Space Fantasy The Ride
5. The Amazing Adventures of Spider Man or JAWS
6. Hollywood Dream The Ride or Backdraft
7. Jurassic Park The Ride or Terminator 2:3-D
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Express Pass 4

There are 3 kinds of Express Pass 4
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Timed Entry Ticket is included with Universal Express Pass 4 Standard.

Price:4500 yen〜8100 yen
Types and prices of valid Express Passes will vary depending on the day.

You can purchase express passes from USJ official booking partner Voyagin:here Right now Voyagin is running a $10 off promotion for first time users.

Express Pass 4 ~The Flying Dinosaur~

1. Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™ in 4K3D
2. The Flying Dinosaur
3. The Amazing Adventures of Spider Man or Jurassic Park The Ride
4. JAWS or Terminator 2:3-D or Backdraft

Express Pass 4 ~Standard~

1. Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™ in 4K3D
2. Despicable Me Minion Mayhem
3. The Amazing Adventures of Spider Man or Hollywood Dream The Ride
4. JAWS or Terminator 2:3-D or Backdraft

Express Pass 4 ~Despicable Me Minion Mayhem~

1. Despicable Me Minion Mayhem
2. Space Fantasy The Ride
3. The Amazing Adventures of Spider Man or Backdraft
4. JAWS or Terminator 2:3-D

Express Pass 3

There are 3 kinds of Express Pass 3

Price:4,100yen〜8,800 yen
Types and prices of valid Express Passes will vary depending on the day.

You can purchase express passes from USJ official booking partner Voyagin:here Right now Voyagin is running a $10 off promotion for first time users.

Express Pass 3 ~The Flying Dinosaur~

1. The Flying Dinosaur
2. Space Fantasy The Ride
3. Jurassic Park The Ride or JAWS or Backdraft

Express Pass 3 ~Despicable Me Minion Mayhem~

1. Despicable Me Minion Mayhem
2. Space Fantasy The Ride
3. Jurassic Park The Ride or Terminator 2:3-D or Backdraft

Express Pass 3 ~Spring special~

1. Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™ in 4K3D
2. The Amazing Adventures of Spider Man or Jurassic Park The Ride
3. JAWS or Terminator 2:3-D or Backdraft

Royal Studio Pass

Royal Studio Pass includes 1 DAY Pass, Express Pass and Timed Entry Ticket for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

You can purchase Royal Studio Pass only via online.

If you have a friend in Japan,ask them if you can use their information to purchase tickets online, as it requires Japanese phone number, address, and name in katakana.

The ticket will be delivered to the address in advance.

Note that you can order the pass up to 3 months till 9 days in advance.

Price:24,100~36,700yen
Types and prices of valid Express Passes will vary depending on the day.

You can purchase Royal Studio Passes from USJ official booking partner Voyagin:here Right now Voyagin is running a $10 off promotion for first time users.

These 5 attractions below are time-designated and you can go in the express line only one time.
1. Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™ in 4K3D
2. Flight of the Hippogriff
3. Despicable Me Minion Mayhem
4. The Flying Dinosau
5. Hollywood Dream The Ride Backdrop

Th Royal Studio pass allow you to go in the express line as many times as you want at these 9 attractions below.
1. The Amazing Adventures of Spider Man
2. Space Fantasy The Ride
3. Hollywood Dream The Ride
4. Jurassic Park The Ride
5. JAWS
6. Water World®
7. Terminator 2:3-D
8. Backdraft
9. Universal Monsters Live Rock And Roll Show®

Universal Express® Winter Special Pass(From 10th of Nov.2017 to 8th of Jan.2018)

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Timed Entry Ticket is included with Universal Express® Winter Special Pass

Universal Express® Winter Special Pass

Price:4,000 yen〜4,600 yen
Types and prices of valid Express Passes will vary depending on the day.

1. The Gift of Angels -The Voice of an Angel III with Special watching area Standard seat
2. Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey with timed entry ticket
3. Butter Beer redeem coupon

You can purchase Universal Express® Winter Special Pass from USJ official booking partner Voyagin:here
Right now Voyagin is running a $10 off promotion for first time users.

How to buy Universal Studios Japan Osaka Tickets and Express Pass?

In Advance:
  • You can purchase express passes from USJ official booking partner Voyagin:here
  • Right now Voyagin is running a $10 off promotion for first time users.
  • Travel agencies(English support is available) if you are in overseas.
  • Lawson (Only in Japanese )if you are in Japan

On the day:
  • At the ticket booth or ticket windows inside Universal Studios Japan.
  • Official Hotel(Only for guests in official hotel)

The number of Express Passes are limited, so it is better to purchase it in advance.


I had to wait for Harry Potter attraction for 3 hours, so It is worth to buy Express Pass on a busy day!

I hope you’ll have a great time at universal studios japan!

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