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A winter of wizards and wacky monsters

Magic and mayhem are on the year-end menu at Universal Studios Japan

Christmas is a time of magic in its own right, but this year, there’s an extra spark of fantasy at Osaka’s Universal Studios Japan because it’s Winter in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter!

Experience the popular Hogwarts Magical Night and gather around the iconic castle to witness a dazzling spellcasting display by the students, as they illuminate it with a warm glow before transforming it to glimmering ice. But don’t feel left out – you can cast some spells of your own. Move on to the main square of Hogsmeade, where you’ll spot a very special Christmas tree, ready to do your bidding. Try waving your wand to bring up the “locomotor” or “lumos” spell, and watch the tree come alive at your command.

Stroll down the village and take some memorable pictures at this popular attraction, as it gets blanketed with snow and decorated with classic holiday baubles. End the visit with some hearty butter beer and delicious Christmas treats.

If you’re looking for some giggles, join the Minions HACHA-MECHA Christmas Party. It is sure to be an enjoyable riot as the little characters colour the streets with their party of balloons and confetti.

You may not understand them as they greet you with their infectious gibberish, but we all know a laugh is international speak for fun. Stay on throughout the wild event and watch out for the surprise.


Universal Studios Japan is also bringing two of its biggest Christmas attractions together with The Gift of Angel and the World's Most Illuminated Tree. It’s a rousing spectacle of angel choir, fireworks, and awe-inspiring projection display. All this leads up to the lighting of the Universal Illusion Tree – a Guinness World Record holder of the most illuminated tree, with over half a million light fixtures.

If you’re seeking a 26-hour straight run of your favourite rides, head on down for the New Year Countdown on Dec 31. The park will be opened for an extended period and you’ll get a recap of the year with its top four seasonal shows. For the first time ever, Universal Studios Japan will be greeting 2019 with a jaw-dropping display of over 3,000 fireworks. Now, that’s going out with a bang!


Make your festive visit a seamless one – with Klook. The handy app helps you to book travel activities with a few clicks, and stores all your tickets on your mobile for easy check-ins and entries at crowded venues like Universal Studios Japan. Just book your tickets here and breeze through the winding ticket lines with your e-tickets – perfect for those seeking to be the first at their favourite rides.

As the park’s official partner, you can be assured of a credible transaction while enjoying a convenient paperless visit. The tickets are also open-dated, so book with peace of mind.


For those who wish to explore beyond the theme park area and enjoy more of what Japan has to offer, why not consider the Universal Studios Japan + Kansai Area pass? This package not only includes your transportation between the airport to Osaka but also allows you to take the comfortable trains to other amazing destinations like the cultural hub of Kyoto or the idyllic bamboo forests of Arashiyama. Mix up your trip with a variety of unforgettable and fun experiences while getting great value with Klook.

Enhance your experience further with these upcoming packages on the Universal Studios Japan product page:

  • Universal Studios Japan 1 Day Ticket High Price (Adult)
  • Universal Studios Japan 1 Day Ticket High Price (Child)
  • Universal Studios Japan 1 Day Ticket Middle Price (Adult)
  • Universal Studios Japan 1 Day Ticket Middle Price (Child)
  • Universal Studios Japan 1 Day Ticket Low Price (Adult)
  • Universal Studios Japan 1 Day Ticket Low Price (Child)

Here’s how it works: From Jan 10, 2019, each Universal Studios Japan 1 Day E-Ticket follows a high/middle or low price tier that corresponds to specific dates.

The voucher is valid for six months from the date of purchase. Visitors can only enter the park on dates that match their pricing tier. Be sure to check the pricing calendar before downloading your voucher.

Tickets booked for entry dates before Jan 10, 2019, are only valid till Jan 9, 2019.

Every dollar counts when travelling in Japan, and Klook provides you the best deals (price guarantee included) with exceptional ease of use. Some offerings are also open-dated, let you skip the queues and also have instant confirmation. Free up your time planning and use the app to discover activities, attractions, and things to do wherever you travel – all with savings from Klook’s travel partners. You can also read reviews from other travellers who have bought and completed the activity in your native language. With over 250 destinations and 60,000 activities, you can be sure to find something for your next holiday.

Visit or download the app on Google Play or the App Store to book.


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