Spy x Family USJ Cool Japan 2023

Universal Studios Japan has announced the addition of “SPY x FAMILY” to the roster of the upcoming Universal Cool Japan 2023 event, which brings together Japan’s most prominent names in Japanese Pop Culture. Universal Cool Japan runs from February 17 to July 2, 2023.

© Tatsuya Endo / Shueisha / SPY x FAMILY Production Committee

The new limited-edition attraction “SPY x FAMILY Secret Mission” promises to be an interactive and immersive mystery-solving rally & live entertainment show where you can get the real spy experience.

Guests can enjoy two different exciting experiences. The experience starts with a mystery-solving rally in which guests will act as new WISE agents on a top-secret mission to decipher secret codes hidden inside the park. Guests who have deciphered the codes will then be treated to a live entertainment show.

Limited-Time Food

During Universal Cool Japan 2023, guests can enjoy limited-time food and beverages A SPY x FAMILY Beef Stew Set ~Forger Family Special Menu will be on offer. Additionally, drinks inspired by characters from the series will be offered, including the strawberry milk-flavoured Anya x Bond Waku Waku Drink inspired by Anya and Bond.

Food perfect for eating while walking will also be available, including the Fran Boise Flavored Starlight Anya Churro and a character bun of Anya’s cherished stuffed toy Chimera-San.


Exclusive SPY x FAMILY merchandise will be available, including a plush pencil case of Anya’s cherished Chimera-San and original stationery goods including a masking tape & acrylic pen stand set.

Be sure to check out our ‘Universal Cool Japan’ 2023 information page for more about the upcoming special event.

Image courtesy of Universal Studios Japan

© Tatsuya Endo / Shueisha / SPY x FAMILY Production Committee

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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

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Learn More about Universal Studios Japan

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  1. Andy

    Chris & team, I have downloaded the USJ app from Apple AppStore. It seems that its in Japanese. Only the main titles are in English but the rest of them are in Japanese. I have looked at the official screenshots in the app store as well as in Google playstore, all of them have the English version in the screenshots. Is the new version only in Japanese? Or is there a way for us to change it to English? Hope you can shed some light on this. Thanks.

  2. Joseph

    Hi, so I wonder if you have any clarification on this now that it’s ongoing. I know the live show will be in Japanese, but do the directives/puzzles to get into the show strictly in Japanese as well?

    Thanks for your time.

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