The popular Attack on Titan XR ride is returning to Universal Studios Japan for the Cool Japan 2022 event! Taking over the Space Fantasy attraction, this VR ride layover will run from March 4 to August 28, 2022.
The attraction will replace the current Demon Slayer XR ride, which closes on February 13, 2022.
The Attack on Titan XR ride first premiered during the Cool Japan 2020 event, which faced multiple closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In an original story created for the ride, Captain Levi and the Survey Corps face off against the gruesome Titans. The impressive battle comes to life as you zip through an indoor roller coaster with breathtaking VR technology.
As a VR overlay attraction, lines can get pretty long throughout the day. The Demon Slayer XR ride typically had wait times reaching up to six hours! We recommend that you either arrive early at the park or purchase an Express Pass ticket for the ride.
Food and merchandise details will be announced at a later date. For now, Universal announced that the popular Survey Corps jacket, cloak, and toy swords will be available.
Make sure to follow TDR Explorer for more updates on Attack on Titan food and merchandise! And you can take a look at the merchandise from the 2020 event.
Attack on Titan joins the Sailor Moon, Monster Hunter, Detective Conan, and Hunter x Hunter for Cool Japan 2022. Stay tuned to TDR Explorer for more updates on all things Cool Japan 2022 at Universal Studios Japan!
Take a look back at the Demon Slayer XR ride, and get ready for the new Attack on Titan XR ride coming soon!
More on Universal Studios Japan
Universal Studios Japan Guidebook
Are you planning a trip to Universal Studios Japan? If so, you need our digital guidebook! Our guidebook is the most comprehensive resource available, covering everything you need to know about the park, including Super Nintendo World, Express Pass, hotels, restaurants, attractions, shows, seasonal events, and more! With our guidebook, you’ll be an expert on Universal Studios Japan before you even set foot in the park. You’ll know what to expect, where to go, and what to do. You’ll also be able to avoid the crowds and make the most of your time at the park.
Book Your Flight
I use Google Flights & Momodo to find affordable flights. Another great way is to sign up for Scott’s Cheap Flights to get notifications of cheap fares, which happens often in Japan. You’ll sometimes stumble on cheap flights to Kansai International Airport.
Buy Your Shinkansen Tickets (Bullet Train)
Getting around Japan by the world-renown bullet train, known as the Shinkansen, is incredibly fast, reliable, and affordable for visitors. You can travel from Tokyo to Osaka in just over 2 hours. Get the JR Rail Pass to save a ton of money on the bullet train for your trip.
Book Your Hotel
Universal Studios Japan has affordable accommodations that are steps away from the Park with easy access to Osaka. I recommend checking prices through Booking.com followed by the hotels directly. Sometimes you’re able to score some incredible deals. Here’s a short list of hotels at Universal Studios Japan I recommend.
- The Park Front Hotel at Universal Studios Japan – You’re directly in front of the Park gates and have instant access to Universal CityWalk Osaka. The rooms are gorgeous, with restaurants and even a Lawson (Japanese convenience store).
- The Singulari HOTEL & SKYSPA – Attached to the train station is a fantastic hotel for those who want a comfortable, clean, and stylish place to sleep. After a long day at Universal Studios Japan, the rooftop sento (public bath) is excellent for unwinding and relaxing.
- Hotel Universal Port – This is an excellent hotel for the Minion fan in your family, only a 5-minute walk from Universal Studios Japan. It also boasts the largest breakfast buffet in Japan, a must during your visit.
Buy Your Tickets & Express Pass
In advance, save time and stress by buying your tickets and Express Pass for Universal Studios Japan.
Universal Studios Japan only offers free Wi-Fi at the entrance to the Park. That’s not enough to stay connected and share your day with everyone back home to give them FOMO on Instagram. Here’s how you can stay connected while travelling in Japan.
- Pocket Wi-Fi – If you’re travelling with a group or have multiple devices, this is your best and most affordable way to stay connected to the internet. Pick up and drop off at the airport. Easy.
- Japan SIM Card – If you have an unlocked phone and need a Japanese phone number, this is the best and easiest way.
Get Yourself Travel Insurance
While travelling aboard, having travel insurance protects you against injury, cancellations, illness, and other things you can never predict. Whenever I travel, I always budget for travel insurance to protect myself. I’ve used it, and I’m so glad I had it. My recommended companies are SafteyWing and World Nomads for travel insurance.
Learn More about Universal Studios Japan
Don’t forget to study our in-depth destination guide on Universal Studios Japan for more information on this beautiful park in Osaka.
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