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The Magical World of Universal Studios Japan

Coming to Osaka? Then make sure to also book a visit to Universal Studios Japan for a thrilling adventure straight from the silver screen!

Get Swept Up by a Pteranodon at USJ!

Opened in March 2016, USJ's Flying Dinosaur claims to be the longest 'flying' roller coaster in the world—meaning you ride it facing straight down!

Top 10 Roller Coasters in Japan

Hang onto your seats, it's going to be a bumpy ride as we unveil our top picks for best roller coasters in Japan!

Top 5 Osaka Izakaya

Want a local watering hole in Osaka? As there are so many choices, each of them famous for something different, it can be difficult to narrow them down. We've done the hard work for you—here are our top picks!

Osaka Gets Its Own Zombie Museum

This museum is perfect for those who want to experience living in a post-zombie-apocalypse world.

Department Stores with a Long History

'Shinise' literally means 'old stores.' And with a strong culture of preserving history, Japan has the largest number of 'shinise,' especially regarding department stores!

Osaka: 5 Traditional Airbnb vs 5 Modern Hotels

Osaka is known for its gorgeous landscape and picturesque skyline, and is home to many attractions. Enhance your Osaka travel experience when you stay in one of the city's modern hotels or traditional Japanese homes.

Kirby Makes His Way onto Dishes

Although you might not gain any powers, after inhaling these Kirby inspired dishes, they'll certainly fuel you with energy!

Death Eaters Set to Attack USJ!

Get your wands ready, for the Death Eaters from the Harry Potter franchise are poised to attack the popular Osaka theme park, Universal Studios Japan (USJ).

Get to Osaka on the Cheap by Night Bus!

Looking to travel from Tokyo to Osaka on the cheap? Overnight buses are clean, well equipped, and just plain comfortable.

3 Pottery Trips from Japan's Biggest Cities

We've lined up three famous pottery towns that make easy day trips from Nagoya, Osaka or Tokyo.

Osaka's 8 Best Guest Houses & Capsule Hotels

Guest houses and capsule hotels are perfect for anyone looking for comfortable accommodation in Japan while minimizing expenses.

The Oldest Business in the World

Founded over 1,400 years ago, Kongo Gumi is a Japanese temple-building company that's responsible for a number of the most famous structures in the Kansai area.

3 Wild 'Onsen' Theme Parks

Want a little more than just a soak in hot water? Try an 'onsen' theme park, where a whole world of water-related adventure awaits!

11 Record-Setting Sites in Japan

Venture out and discover these 11 spots that break records in Japan, from the tallest building to the deepest lake. Or how about the city that eats the most ice cream?!

Samurai Sword Fighting & Kimono in Osaka

Ever wanted to change into a samurai or ninja and learn sword fighting techniques? Practice the moves before performing a fight scene with a professional taking the supporting role!

Top 10 Cheap Activities In Osaka

A city with a long history as a merchant center, Osaka has a bit of a reputation for wheeling and dealing. So it's only natural that there would be plenty of cheap things to do in the city!

Top 5 Creepiest Animals in Japan

These animals look like something straight out of our nightmares!

10 Totally Instagram-Worthy Spots in Japan

Japan is a wonderfully photogenic country, perfect for photo fans and Instagrammers. Take envy-inducing shots at some of the country's finest spots!

Step into a Japanese Classroom at This Izakaya

With themed rooms and waiters who act as teachers and nurses, you’ll never want to leave elementary school again!

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