Universal Studios Japan Annual Pass Price Increase

Universal Studios Japan has announced that annual passes will be seeing an increase in price in the very near future. From Monday, August 1, 2022, all three tiers of the annual pass will see an increase of ¥2,000 (approximately $14.65 USD).

Current annual pass holders can renew at the current price until Sunday, November 6, 2022.

Universal Studios Japan currently offers three tiers of annual passes. Both the Universal Annual Pass Light and Universal Annual Passes are subject to blackout or exclusion days, while the VIP pass is not.

Ticket TypeAdultChild (4-11)
Universal Annual Pass Light (70-75 blackout/exclusion days)¥21,800 ($159.70 USD)¥15,200 ($111.35 USD)
Universal Annual Pass (20 blackout/exclusion days)¥28,800 ($211.00 USD)¥17,455 ($127.88 USD)
Universal Annual Pass VIP  (No blackout dates)¥39,800 ($291.59 USD)¥27,200 ($199.28 USD)

The pricing above is inclusive of tax. The blackout/exclusion dates for the annual passes can be found on the Universal Studios Japan website. Click “check” in the annual pass section.

Getting your tickets sorted is just one step in planning the perfect trip to Universal Studios Japan. To make sure your visit goes smoothly, check out our Universal Studios Japan e-book. Our travel guides have everything you need to know from the best times to visit, what hotel to choose, what to do, what to eat, and tons more! With nearly 2,000 copies sold, our premium guides have become an essential tool for Explorers!

Information from the Universal Studios website.

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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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