Universal Studios Japan Extends Closure Until At Least April 12, 2020

(Updated March 26, 2020)

Universal Studios Japan will be closed until at least April 12, 2020. The announcement follows the Japanese Government’s request to further postpone events and large public gatherings.

The new opening date has been announced on the Universal Studios Japan website and says the resort will continue to consider the opening date based on future government announcements. So it’s possible the date could be extended further.

The resort first announced its temporary closure on February 29, 2020, and was originally due to reopen on March 15, 2020.

In addition, the upcoming Monster Hunter World: Iceborne XR Walk attraction has been delayed until an unconfirmed date. The state-of-the-art experience was to debut as part of the Cool Japan event on March 20, 2020.

Tokyo Disney Resort has also extended its closure until early April and delayed the opening of its new expansion until at least mid-May.

Universal Studios Japan’s upcoming Super Nintendo World is due to open this summer, but no date has been announced. There’s no news on whether the current closure could postpone the opening.

Ticket Refunds

Park tickets, Express Passes, VIP tours, event tickets, special attraction tickets, and nearly every ticket sold for Universal Studios Japan will be eligible for a full refund if they are dated for any time between February 29 and April 12, 2020.

For those who purchased tickets from Universal Studios’ web ticket store, login to your Club Universal account at this link (in Japanese only) to view your purchase history and start the procedure for a refund. Home delivery fees will also be eligible for refunds.

For those who purchased tickets at a Lawson convenience store, follow the instructions at this link (in Japanese only) to get a refund.

For tickets purchased from travel agencies, Universal Studios Japan Partner Hotels, group tours, etc., please contact a sales representative or hotel representative for information on ticket refunds. Universal Studios Japan will only give refunds for tickets directly purchased at the park or its web ticket store.

For those with an Annual Pass that has a validity date starting between March 1, 2019 to February 28, 2020, or those who renewed their pass to start any time during the closure, the validity date will be extended after the park reopens to compensate for lost dates due to the closure. More details will be announced at a later date.

For those who purchased an Annual Pass that was supposed to start anytime between February 29 through April 12, 2020, the pass will be cancelled and fully refunded. Log in to your Club Universal account for details.

For more information on closures check our List of Major Tourist Attraction Closures in Japan.

Read our post on the coronavirus and travel to Japan for the latest information from trusted sources and government agencies.

Information from the Universal Studios Japan website.

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