Springtime is just around the corner, which means it’s almost time for Universal Studios Japan’s Easter Celebration! The event runs from March 6 to June 28, 2020, with plenty of exclusive merchandise, food, and entertainment.
Universal Easter Celebration is mostly geared for children and takes place in the kid-friendly Universal Wonderland and Minion Park areas of the park. However, the event coincides with the more mature anime and video game themed Cool Japan event, so there’s something for everyone!
If you’re heading to Universal Studios Japan this year, then The TDR Explorer Guide to Universal Studios Japan is a must-read. It’s got all the details on where to stay, how to reduce your time in line, and how to take the stress out of planning your trip.
Character Greetings & Entertainment
At Minion Park, you’ll get the chance to meet the Minions characters dressed in cute Easter-themed outfits.
And over at Universal Wonderland, characters from Hello Kitty, Snoopy, and Sesame Street will dance along with guests in adorable Easter themed costumes too.
Easter Egg Hunt
Universal’s popular Easter egg hunt returns this year! Guests who purchase the Easter egg hunt booklet can search for crew members wearing egg-shaped shoulder bags in Minion Park and Universal Wonderland. Collect stickers from the crew members to complete the illustration in the booklet, and at the end you will receive a medal with an exclusive Elmo or Minion design!
Booklets are available to purchase in Minion Park, and other stores around the park. In the past, the booklet has cost ¥1,000 ($9 USD)
Minion Park and Universal Wonderland will be decked out in adorable Easter themed decorations throughout the entirety of the celebration!
Easter-themed merchandise featuring characters from Hello Kitty, Snoopy, and Sesame Street is sure to be a hit.
Enjoy delicious snacks and light meals during the Easter celebration, available in Minion Park, Universal Wonderland, and Beverly Hills Boulangerie.
This year is gearing up to be an unforgettable year at Universal Studios Japan with the opening of Super Nintendo World this summer. Be sure to follow TDR Explorer on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram for all the latest news from the park!
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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.
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