Pokémon & Universal Studios Japan Announce Partnership



Universal Studios Japan and The Pokémon Company have announced a collaborative partnership to work together on entertainment projects to immerse you in the world of Pokémon! There are no details yet, but the first project is set to come in 2022!

The companies have said they’re developing new interactive entertainment to bring the real and virtual worlds together to create a new revolutionary theme park experience.

This is fascinating news for Univeral Studios Japan. With the newly opened Super Nintendo World, recently announced Donkey Kong expansion, Halloween Horror Nights, and the 20th Anniversary, there’s a lot to look forward to at Universal Studios Japan!

I wonder what we’ll see with this partnership? It mentions entertainment, so I guess it’s for Cool Japan 2022 since Universal Studios Japan partners with various franchises related to Japanese pop culture. We’ll have to wait and see!

Perhaps, in the future, we’ll see a dedicated Pokémon land with a Pokémon ride? The possibilities are endless! Or we could see Pokémon taking over The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman?

Are you excited? Let us know in the comments with your predictions on what could happen!

A friendly reminder that the borders to Japan are still closed to foreign tourists and we’re not sure when the borders will repopen.

We got our information and images from the official Universal Studios Japan website and Twitter.

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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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