Attack on Titan XR Ride Returning to Universal Studios Japan in 2022



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. 

©Universal Studios Japan

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.

©Universal Studios Japan

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.

Cool Japan 2022 Logo
©Universal Studios Japan

Attack on Titan joins the Sailor MoonMonster HunterDetective 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

Book Your Flight

I personally 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 a lot to 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 yourself 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 shortlist 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 and have restaurants and even a Lawson (Japanese convenience store).
  • The Singulari HOTEL & SKYSPA – Attached to the train station is this simple hotel fantastic 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 great to unwind and relax.
  • Hotel Universal Port – For the Minion fan in your family (I’m looking at you Mom and your Minion memes you share on Facebook) this is a great hotel only a 5-minute walk from Universal Studios Japan. It also boasts the largest breakfast buffet in Japan that’s a must during your visit.

Buy Your Tickets & Express Pass

Save yourself time and stress by buying your tickets and Express Pass for Universal Studios Japan in advance. The less time you spend in line buying tickets the more time you have to enjoy everything in the Park!

Stay Connected

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 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’re never able to predict. Whenever I travel, I always budget for travel insurance to protect myself. I’ve had to use it in the past and I’m so glad I had it. My recommended company is World Nomads for travel insurance.

Learn More on Universal Studios Japan

Don’t forget to study our in-depth destination guide on Universal Studios Japan for even more information on this wonderful park in Osaka.

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