How to Buy Sumo Wrestling Online Tickets in 2020

When we were planning our recent trip to Japan we decided early that we were keen to see a sumo wrestling tournament in Tokyo during our visit as a different way to experience the Japanese culture – and it certainly was a great experience which I would definitely recommend to other visitors to Japan! You … Read more

Our Ginormous Guide to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Japan for 2020

Our Ginormous Guide to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Japan

If you are visiting Universal Studios Japan Harry Potter fans of all types (die-hard or casual) must visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. In fact, even if you are interested in nothing else at USJ Harry Potter is reason enough to visit Universal Studios Japan. Hogsmeade Village and Hogwarts Castle have been faithfully recreated … Read more

How to Skip the Queue with a Universal Studios Japan Express Pass

How to Skip the Queue with a Universal Studios Japan Express Pass

Universal Studios Japan doesn’t have a free line-skipping system such as the Fast Pass at Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea. Instead, USJ has various Express Passes which need to be purchased in addition to a standard Studio Pass. An Express Pass is a fantastic queue-jumping tool. With an Express Pass in your hand, you will spend … Read more

How to Buy Universal Studios Japan Tickets and Express Passes in 2020

How to Buy Universal Studios Japan Tickets and Express Passes

We were poorly organised when we visited Universal Studios Japan in Osaka.  While I had done a lot of research on most of our planned destinations for some reason I did not spend much time on USJ – and we paid the price.  We did not buy our tickets in advance, we did not know … Read more

Best Hotels Near Universal Studios Osaka

Hotels Near Universal Studios Japan USJ in Osaka - featured

Visiting Universal Studios Japan can be a massive day out, and as a result it makes a lot of sense to book accommodation which is close by so that you can get best value out of your day.  On our recent visit to USJ, we chose to stay at the Hotel Keihan Universal Tower which … Read more