Universal Studios Japan to Offer VIP Guided Family Tours of Super Nintendo World


Universal Studios Japan has announced the “Universal VIP Experience Group Tour [Kids Adventure] ~ Super Nintendo World ~” tour, offering families with small children a memorable way to enjoy and experience the park’s newest attractions.

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The three-hour guided tour will be available from Thursday, February 23, 2023, offering guaranteed admission to Super Nintendo World and priority access to Mario Kart: Koopa’s Challenge, and Yoshi’s Adventure in addition to other family attractions and benefits. Families can also take part in the “Kids Adventure-Find the secret gift of Despicable Me” quiz rally while exploring the park. The tour is presented in Japanese. We suggest contacting Universal Studios Japan to enquire if an English speaking tour guide is available prior to booking.

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Tour Information:

Price: From 15,000 yen (tax included)
* Varies depending on admission date and tour. Please check the official website for details.
*A separate studio pass or annual pass (admission ticket) is required to enter the park.

Release date: January 20, 2023 (Friday) 12:00-
Sales location: WEB ticket site, ticket booth, VIP experience reception, the official hotel
Tour format: Group tour (collection of multiple small groups/maximum 10 people)
Tour time: 3 hours

Tour contents: The following services are provided by a full-time guide.

  • Guaranteed admission to Super Nintendo World
  • Attraction priority guide
    “Mario Kart ~Koopa’s Challenge~”
    “Yoshi’s Adventure”
    “Minion Hachamecha Ice”
    “Sing on Tour” or “Playing with Curious George”
  • Quiz rally with benefits
  • “Kinopio Cafe” Priority Information
  • Use of VIP lounge

Benefits that can be enjoyed with the tour: Each person can choose one from the following five;

  • Greeting Photo “Mario & Luigi”
  • Greeting Photo “Princess Peach”
  • Greeting Photo “42nd Street Studio”
  • carnival game experience 2 play
  • Special coupon worth 3,000 yen for park goods
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While you’re here, be sure to check our 2023 Guide to Super Nintendo World!

Source: Universal Studios Japan

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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 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 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 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, that’s a must during your visit.

Buy Your Tickets & Express Pass

In advance, save yourself 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.

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Learn More about Universal Studios Japan

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