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 a wide variety of express passes, and I’ll explain each of them!

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Local tells Universal Studios Japan Express Pass Guide in 2018!

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.

7,4 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
7,600yen〜15,400yen
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 ~Evangelion XR Ride~(From 6th of July)

1.Evangelion XR Ride†
2.Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™ in 4K3D
3. Flight of the Hippogriff
4. Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem
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 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
5,200 yen〜9,600 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 Jurassic Park The Ride
4. JAWS or Terminator 2:3-D or Backdraft

Express Pass 4 ~Evangelion XR Ride~(From 6th of July)

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

Express Pass 3(From 6th of July)

There are 2 kinds of Express Pass 3

Price
4,200 yen〜7,400 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 ~Minion Ride~

1. Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem
2. The Amazing Adventures of Spider Man or Jurassic Park The Ride
3. Terminator 2:3-D or Back Draft

Express Pass 3 ~Evangelion XR Ride~

1. Evangelion XR Ride
2. The Flying Dinosaur
3. Jurassic Park The Ride or JAWS or Back Draft

Express Pass 2(From 6th of July〜30th of September)

Price
2,000 yen〜2,800yen
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 2 ~Evangelion XR Ride&Sailor Moon~

1. Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem
2. Evangelion XR Ride
3. Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon: The Miracle 4D

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 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
25,900~39,400yen
Types and prices of valid Royal Studio 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
6. Final Fantasy XR ride
The 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. Hollywood Dream The Ride
3. Jurassic Park The Ride
4. JAWS
5. WaterWorld
6. Terminator 2:3-D
7. Backdraft
8. Universal Monsters Live Rock And Roll Show

Cool Japan Express Pass

There are 2 kinds of Cool Japan Express Passes.

Seilor Moon Special Express Pass(〜31st of August)

Price
4,400 yen〜4,900 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.

1. Shortened waiting times at Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon: The Miracle 4-D
2. Timed entry to Tuxedo Mask Miracle Greeting
3. Luna-P Ramune soda candy box as souvenir
4. Sailor Moon photo opportunity

Seilor Moon Standard Express Pass(〜30th of September.)

Price
2,000 yen〜2,800 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.

1. Shortened waiting time at Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon: The Miracle 4-D
2. Luna-P Ramune soda candy box as souvenir


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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