Universal Studios Japan Christmas 2021 Event Guide

Ho Ho Ho! Celebrate the most festive of holidays this year at Universal Studios Japan! Christmas festivities will enchant the park from November 26, 2021, to January 10, 2022. The months-long celebration will include themed entertainment, food, merchandise, and the return of the park’s Christmas tree!

Universal Studios Japan 20th Anniversary Christmas Event

20th Anniversary NO LIMIT! Christmas Tree

For the first time in two years, Universal Studios Japan will be putting up a Christmas tree! The tree, offering 360-degree views, will be set up in Gramercy Park. The colorful tree is themed to this year’s 20th Anniversary celebration.

Make sure to check out Universal Studios Japan’s official Instagram for a Christmas exclusive AR photo filter. Use the filter to take a gorgeous photo in front of the tree!

A paid photo opportunity is also available in front of the Christmas tree.

NO LIMIT! Time ~Happy Christmas~

Celebrate Christmas with a fun and energetic show around the Christmas tree located in Gramercy Park! The show will feature park characters, dancers, and songs from hit J-pop group NiziU.

This will be the end of the park’s collaboration with NiziU, so fans of the group should make sure to see the show before it’s too late!

NO LIMIT! Time ~Happy Christmas~ & Christmas Tree © Universal Studios Japan

Park Entertainment

Three returning favorites make their way back to the park this year!

The popular ‘Power of Pop’ show will once again feature Christmas songs this year. At Minions Park, meet the Minions characters dressed in Christmas outfits at the Minions Hacha Mecha Greetings. And in Universal Wonderland, sing and dance along with characters from Sesame Street, Hello Kitty, and The Peanuts dressed in Christmas outfits in Wonderland NO LIMIT! Christmas Joy.

Food and Merchandise

While details are still sparse, there will be plenty of seasonal food and merchandise to help you celebrate the holidays! Below are some of the new food offerings that will be available throughout the event. Check back later when more details are announced!

1 – Santa Steamed Bun Chicken and Tomato Cream
2 – Reindeer Caramel Milk Tea
3 – Snowman Cream Risotto
4 – Roast Beef and Rice Set
5 – Christmas Tree Cake w/ Mixed Berry & Vanilla Cream Sauce

Information and photos from Universal Studios Japan

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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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