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Larger Than Life Attractions Coming to USJ

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Recently, Universal Studios Japan unveiled their line-up of “Cool Japan” attractions for the upcoming year. These are all based on iconic anime, video game, music and manga titles produced in Japan over the years. And it looks as if, aside from a few exceptions, 2017 is going to be the year of the giant monster.

Sengoku The Real at Osaka Castle

To kick things off, Universal Studios Japan (USJ) is going to be taking their show on the road. "Sengoku The Real" is one of those extravagant stage shows USJ has been know to put on, only this time its set against the backdrop of Osaka Castle for an even more authentic feel.

Along with the show that features projection mapping of the castle, the surrounding area will be converted to a Warring States period town with working food vendors serving Sengoku-themed Japanese dishes such as steamed meat or anko (sweetened red beans) buns, takoyaki (fried octopus balls) and oden (assorted boiled dishes).

The event runs from December 16, 2016 to March 12, 2017 and admission varies from ¥2,297 to ¥3,223 (US$20 to $28) depending on the type of seat you want for the show. Check the official website (Japanese only) for times and dates.