Doraemon Limited-Time Attraction Coming to Universal Studios Japan


To commemorate the release of the film “Doraemon: Nobita’s Sky Utopia,” Universal Studios Japan will offer a limited-time attraction, Doraemon XR Ride ~Nobita and the Utopia of the Sky based on the film from February 23 to September 3, 2023.

©Fujiko-Pro, Shogakukan, TV-Asahi, Shin-ei,and ADK 2023

Doraemon XR Ride ~Nobita and the Utopia of the Sky, which is a themed overlay of ‘Space Fantasy – The Ride’ will utilise VR technology to transport guests into the exciting world of Doraemon.

Set in Paradapia, the utopian paradise floating in the sky as featured in the latest movie, guests will board a small airship along with Doraemon and Nobita for a tour of Paradapia before the tour is cut short by the appearance of bounty hunter Marimba. Guests will find themselves caught up in a thrilling adventure.

Doraemon XR Ride ~Nobita and the Utopia of the Sky Logo
©Fujiko-Pro, Shogakukan, TV-Asahi, Shin-ei,and ADK 2023

‘Doraemon: Nobita’s Sky Utopia’, the 42nd film in the Doraemon franchise will be released in Japan on March 3, 2023.

Source: Universal Studios Japan

Fujiko-Pro, Shogakukan, TV-Asahi, Shin-ei, and ADK 2023
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Book Your Flight

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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 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 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, that’s a must during your visit.

Buy Your Tickets & Express Pass

In advance, save yourself 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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Learn More about Universal Studios Japan

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