Super Nintendo World is coming soon to Universal Studios Japan, with 2 new attractions, stores, merchandise, popcorn buckets, and of course, food! Kinopio’s Cafe and Yoshi’s Snack Stand offer a surprisingly large number of Nintendo-themed food to choose from.
Are you ready for some of the most delicious and cutest food you’ve ever seen at a theme park? Let’s-a-go!
Super Nintendo World Food
Kinopio’s Cafe is the main restaurant in Super Nintendo Land, with almost 20 dishes to choose from! The restaurant may look small from the outside, but don’t worry, there is plenty of seating inside! Kinopio is also known as “Toad” outside of Japan. He’s the cute little mushroom companion who is endlessly screaming anytime you meet him (he’s so cute.)
Some of the food makes more sense once you play the new Super Mario World 3D + Bowsers Fury too!
Super Nintendo World Food
Are there vegetarian or vegan options for the Super Nintendo World food?
The only vegetarian options are the Piranha Plant Caprese, Yoshi’s favourite Fruit & Veggie Salad, and the Mushroom Soup. Unfortunately, in Japan, you aren’t able to customize food items. They come as they are. We weren’t able to confirm if any items were vegan-friendly.
The theming in the restaurant is simply top-notch. As you wait in line to order, you can watch the adorable Chef Toad preparing meals for the day!
Inside the main dining area, screens are placed around the room showing Toad and friends strolling through the Mushroom Kingdom. But things aren’t always peaceful, as Bowser occasionally shows up to wreak havoc. It’s up to Mario and Luigi to save the day, again!
Yoshi’s Snack Island
Located near Yoshi’s Adventure attraction, Yoshi’s Snack Island offers adorable snacks and drinks based on, you guessed it, Yoshi!
The main snack is a scrumptious calzone bun filled with yakisoba (fried noodles) and cheese. It’s shaped like a Koopa shell, a popular item used in every Mario game!
There are also many themed drinks to choose from, with Yoshi’s Lassi and Hot Apple Tea sold exclusively at this snack stand. Or enjoy some soft drinks with souvenir 1-Up and Super Mushroom bottles!
So, which food and drinks are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments below! Don’t forget to check out all the Super Nintendo World merchandise, popcorn buckets, and over 100 photos of this new Nintendo-themed land!
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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!
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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