100+ Super Nintendo World Photos at Universal Studios Japan

Super Nintendo World is a fun and exciting land within Universal Studios Japan. While our guide to Super Nintendo World shares all the tips you need, we couldn’t fit all the photos we took into the guide. So, we’re sharing 100+ Super Nintendo World photos in this massive photo tour! The amount of detail and work put into this new interactive land is breathtaking.

The area has rides, shops, a gorgeous restaurant, snack stands, and many interactive games called “Activities.” You’ll even find hidden Pikmin throughout the land!

Super Nintendo World Photos

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Entrance to Super Nintendo World

The entrance to Super Nintendo World is located toward the back right side of the park, between Amity Village (JAWS) and WaterWorld. You can occasionally hear the sound effects coming from WaterWorld while you walk up the path to Super Nintendo World. But once you see those world-famous green pipes, you’ll feel like you’ve jumped into a Mario video game!

Peach’s Castle

After you’ve jumped inside the green pipe, you’ll be transported into Peach’s Castle! Once inside, you’ll hear the iconic music from Super Mario 64, one of the most popular Mario games in its 35-year history. The nostalgia is overwhelming! But nothing can prepare you for just how magical it feels to step through the castle doors into Super Nintendo World!

Bowser’s Castle (Mario Kart: Koopa’s Challenge)

Another iconic castle from the Mario franchise makes its way into Super Nintendo World! Mario Kart: Koopa’s Challenge, the highly anticipated and innovative ride, is housed inside the castle.

The queue leading to the ride is full of fun details about what it’s like working inside Bowser’s Castle. See our Mario Kart review for even more photos.

Check out all the Mario Kart: Koopa’s Challenge merchandise.

Mount Beanpole (Yoshi’s Adventure)

Mount Beanpole first appeared in the hit 2013 Wii U game Super Mario 3D World. It is now Super Nintendo World’s centrepiece and houses Yoshi’s Adventure attraction.

The mountain is covered with world-famous Mario characters and items, including Goombas, Thowmps, coins, green pipes, and of course, a goal pole! Many of these figures move around, truly bringing the land to life.

Stores & Restaurants

There is currently one restaurant, two stores, and two snack stands in Super Nintendo World. Each theme is beautifully themed to different elements of the Mario video games. Kinopio’s Cafe and the 1UP Factory (with tons of Super Nintendo World merchandise) stores may look small on the outside, but inside, they’re quite big! And, of course, the outside of these stores and restaurants are stunning. Even the popcorn stand with its fun popcorn buckets is fun!

Super Nintendo World Area Photos

As for the rest of Super Nintendo World, every Mario fan will enjoy tons of interactive elements and details! We recommend buying a Power Up Band, which is needed to interact with many of these games called “Activities.” To me, this is truly what makes Super Nintendo World so special!

More on Universal Studios Japan

Universal Studios Japan Guidebook

Are you planning a trip to Universal Studios Japan? If so, you need our digital guidebook! Our guidebook is the most comprehensive resource available, covering everything you need to know about the park, including Super Nintendo World, Express Pass, hotels, restaurants, attractions, shows, seasonal events, and more! With our guidebook, you’ll be an expert on Universal Studios Japan before you even set foot in the park. You’ll know what to expect, where to go, and what to do. You’ll also be able to avoid the crowds and make the most of your time at the park.

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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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  1. Cindy Major

    Thanks for the pictures, it’s really fun to see the details up close. I’m freaking out about the amount of details from the games that have been captured in that park. Nothing short of amazing!

  2. Luis

    Big Fan Of Mario,i grew up playing super mario world,then when super nintendo world came out,i have no idea how they make all of this from a classic video game

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