Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Event at Universal Studios Japan

Universal Studios Japan will be hosting an exclusive collaboration with Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, featuring the revival of a popular VR roller coaster experience, special food and beverages, and additional surprises. The event will run from February 1st, 2024, until June 9th, 2024.

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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba XR Ride

The event will see the return of the thrilling “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba XR Ride ~Dream Running Mugen“, a VR roller coaster experience that plunges participants into immersive 360-degree battles from the anime series “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba.” Guests will encounter familiar faces like Tanjiro, Zenitsu, and Inosuke and formidable demons including Enmu and Akaza.

The story starts at Naniwa Station in the west, where Tanjiro, Inosuke, and Zenitsu receive a distressing message about a train where passengers mysteriously vanish one by one. Joining them on board from Naniwa Station, you’ll catch the eerie echoes of Enmu’s ominous chants as the train departs, marking the beginning of your “dream-like train journey”.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba XR Ride, located at Space Fantasy The Ride will be offered from February 1st, until June 9th, 2024. A special Universal Express Pass will be released allowing guests to shorten the waiting time for the popular attraction overlay.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba x Hollywood Dream the Ride

For a limited time, you’ll be able to hear the voices of the popular characters from Demon Slayer when you ride the popular coaster Hollywood Dream The Ride. This experience is only for the Hollywood Dream The Ride version of the coaster and not the Hollywood Dream The Ride ~Backdrop~.

Two different versions of this overlay will be offered during the event:

  • February 1, 2024 (Thursday) to April 7, 2024 (Sunday)
  • April 25, 2024 (Thursday) to June 9, 2024 (Sunday)

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Restaurant

From February 1, through June 9, 2024, The New York area restaurant “SAIDO” will host Fuji no Hana no Shokujidokoro, a limited-time themed restaurant, inviting guests to further immerse themselves in the world of “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba.”

The immersive restaurant will be brought to life through immersive theming, interactive cafeteria staff, and exquisite Japanese dishes. The restaurant will be adorned with wisteria flowers, known for their ability to repel malevolent spirits. Guests can savor specially crafted menus and drinks inspired by the hit franchise.

Guests dining at Fuji no Hana no Shokujidokoro will have the opportunity to meet the highest-ranking `pillars” of the Demon Slayer Corps making for an exciting photo opportunity. The highly detailed, life-like humanoid figures feature blood vessels, porous skin, and hair follicles.

Studio Stars Restaurant

At Studio Stars Restaurant, situated adjacent to the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba XR Ride in the Hollywood area, patrons can indulge in limited-time menu items inspired by the “Flame Pillar,” “Purgatory,” and the intense battleground of the “Mugen Train.” Additionally, guests can savor the “Beef Pot Bento,” the very meal Rengoku enjoyed aboard the Mugen Train.

Limited-Edition Nezuko’s Popcorn Bucket

Much like Tokyo Disney Resort, popcorn buckets are a BIG thing at Universal Studios Japan! Following the unprecedented popularity of the last event, a limited-edition Nezuko’s Popcorn Bucket will be released, featuring a new strap. Guests can also enjoy a special cherry-flavored popcorn.

Demon Slayer Special Training Rally                                      

With the “Demon Slayer Special Training Rally,” park guests can participate in special training activities alongside Tanjiro and friends while touring the park in order to become Demon Slayer and find their own “breathing.”  Upon completeion, training grants participants will receive a Demon Slayer certificate. The limited-time experience costs ¥1,200 (Includes booklet and armband.)

Want to know more about Demon Slayer at Universal Studios Japan? Be sure to check out our video from the 2021 Demon Slayer event!

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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-renowned 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 and have easy access to Osaka. I recommend checking prices through 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.

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 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.

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