Halloween Horror Nights 2024 at Universal Studios Japan

Halloween Horror Nights is back at Universal Studios Japan from Friday, September 6, to Monday, November 4, 2024! This year’s Halloween program features new limited-time experiences, plus the return of many fan favourites, including a family-friendly version of the Halloween event during the day.

Unlike the park in the US, Halloween Horror Nights is included with your day ticket to Universal Studios Japan and happens every day and evening. For more information on tickets, see our guide to Park tickets at Universal Studios Japan.

Here’s what you need to know for Halloween Horror Nights 2024 at Universal Studios Japan!

Quick Summary

Here’s a quick summary of dates and hours for the houses and attractions. See the sections after for details on each attraction.

Zombie de DanceParkwideSee Schedule
Street ZombiesParkwide18:00 – Park close
19:00 – Park close
Chucky’s Carnival of Chaos: Chucky’s Bloody FestivalStage 1810:00 – Park close
Hamikuma Shout It Out Party (NEW)Gramercy ParkSee Schedule
Chainsaw Man The Chaos 4-D (NEW)Cinema 4-D TheaterPark Hours
Resident Evil™: Knight of Heroes (NEW)Behind Louis’ NY Pizza Parlor
18:00 ~ Park close
Hamikuma Greeting Photo (NEW)2nd Street Studio8:30-18:00
“Ado” x Hollywood Dream – The RideHollywood Dream – The RidePark Hours

Zombie de Dance

The super popular Zombie de Dance featuring the hit Ado’s song “Sho” will return from September 6 to November 4. Featuring a bizarre street party atmosphere, guests can dance alongside terrifying zombies to destructive reverberating beats.

Street Zombies

During Halloween Horror Nights, terrifying zombies will take over the streets of Universal Studios Japan! This year, guests will face the onslaught of brutal zombies with the Blue Rose Squad, a security force led by Captain Ado.

Hamikuma Shout It Out Party

At Hamikuma Shout It Out Party, guests can dance wildly together with Hamikuma & Hamikuma Soul to Ado’s thrilling song “Sho.” The new offering will be offered in Gramercy Park in the New York area. Additionally, a Hamikuma Shout It Out Party special viewing area admission ticket will be available for an additional cost of ¥1,900 to ¥2,100.

Chainsaw Man: The Chaos 4-D

Universal Studios Japan has collaborated with the TV anime “Chainsaw Man” to present a thrilling new 4D show, where blood splatters before your eyes and the demon’s sinister breath feels all too real. The show features characters Denji, Aki, Power, and Kobeni in an epic fight against the “Halloween Horror Night Demon” and his zombie army.

Resident Evil™: Night of Heroes

Brand new this year, Resident Evil: Night of Heroes is a 360-degree live horror adventure. Located behind Louis’ NY Pizza Parlor, the completely outdoor attraction plunges guests into the terrifying world of Resident Evil.

Chucky’s Carnival of Chaos: Chucky’s Blood-Stained Festival

Chucky’s Carnival of Chaos ~Chucky’s Bloody Festival~” is set to return after a successful 2023 season. Chucky hosts a carnival where you’ll find yourself in a shocking hellscape. You’ll wear 3D glasses while going through the experience! Please note his attraction is restricted to guests 15 years and older

Hamikuma Greeting Photo

At ‘Even after death, I’ll still take photos! Hamikuma Greeting Photo,’ guests can snap a commemorative photo with Hamikuma or Hamikuma Soul at 42nd Street Studio.

“Ado” x Hollywood Dream – The Ride

Songs by singer “Ado” will appear onboard the popular Hollywood Dream The Ride, letting guests ride to songs including “Sho”. This year, Captain Ado of the “Blue Rose Corps” will be joining in to make it even more thrilling and thrillin.

Death Eater: Hogsmeade Crisis

From September 6th to November 4th, an ominous shroud of darkness will settle across the path into Hogsmeade Village. Guests will encounter a fierce battle between Death Eaters and villages as a dark mark appears above Hogwarts castle. Additional details about the immersive experience will be announced at a later date.

Halloween Horror Nights RIP Tour

Experience the ultimate Halloween Horror Nights with an exclusive R.I.P. Tour. Skip the lines and enjoy a dedicated guide who will escort you through the park and attractions. In addition to a special greeting where you can take a photo with Hamikuma, guests can enjoy the limited-time horror attractions smoothly with priority seating, special viewing areas, meal coupons and a limited edition gift.

Note: Please contact Universal Studios Japan directly to ask if any tours are available in English.

Halloween Horror Night Express Pass

A special Halloween Horror Nights Express Pass will be available to shorten your wait at select attractions. See our Express Pass guide for details on how to buy Express Passes through the Universal Studios Japan ticket website.

Universal Express Pass 4 - Halloween Horror Night Set
Included Attractions:Includes one-time priority entry for the following 4 attractions:
– Chucky’s Carnival of Chaos ~ Chucky’s Blood-Stained Festival
– Resident Evil™ Night of Heroes
– Chainsaw Man The Chaos 4-D
– Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey
Price:¥6,800 – ¥13,800

Information and photos provided by Universal Studios Japan.

More on Universal Studios Japan

Universal Studios Japan Guidebook

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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 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.

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.

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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