Summer 2019 at Universal Studios Japan!

The best part about Universal Studios Japan is no matter how many times you visit, there’s always something new installed! This summer, you’re guaranteed a soaking good time with all new One Piece Water Parades, Minion fashion shows and for those who love Kpop, they’re even playing BTS songs on rides! Happening from 2 July to 1 September 2019, you definitely won’t want to miss these new highlights.

Excited yet? Read on to find out more!

Getting your tickets to Universal Studios Japan

universal studios japan ticket express pass

Pre-book your Universal Studios Japan tickets before you head down to skip the long admission ticket queues. This allows you more time to explore all the newest offerings and revisit all your top favourites.

Pair yours with an express pass to ensure that you don’t waste time queuing up for rides when you could be having a wet and wild time with Luffy or the Minions!

New at Universal Studios Japan this summer

universal studios japan map
Credit: Universal Studios Japan

Here’s a route map for all the water activities happening around you so you won’t miss a thing!

1.One Piece Water Battle

universal studios japan summer one piece water battle

This One Piece Water Battle will leave you soaking wet, so be sure to bring an extra set of clothes! Starting with a live show, get ready for a sneak peek of the upcoming movie as well. Team up with the Straw Hat gang and take down Buggy and Mr 3 in an exciting water battle. Bring along your best super soaker and head into a wild and wet rumble!

Event period: July 2 (Tue) – September 1 (Sun) 2019
Check out the show schedule for the timing of the daily water battle.

universal studios japan one piece restaurant

The One Piece Pirate Canteen is full of spirited pirates and these pirates have even invaded your plates! The kids set even comes served in a treasure chest box. These themed meals don’t just look good, they taste pretty good too.

universal studios japan one piece cafe

There’s even a Beepo coconut mousse dessert that just might be too cute to eat!

2. Minion Cool Fashion Show

The Minion Cool Mayhem Fashion Show is another water experience that WILL leave you soaked. As the minions come out to party, get ready to dance along to the beat and of course, get wet in the process.

Event period: July 2 (Tue) to September 1(Sun) 2019
Check out the show schedule for the timing of the daily water battle.

universal studios japan minion unicorn popcorn bucket

A must have accessory on your visit to Universal Studios Japan is a popcorn bucket and the minion summer themed one is too cute to resist. Dressed in his swimmies, complete with a flower on his spectacles, this minion sits on an adorable unicorn float! Get yours from the popcorn stand right in front of the Minion Mayhem park!

3. BTS song on the Hollywood Dream ride

Starting 3 July to 1 September 2019, the BTS song “Lights” will be used as background music for the famous Hollywood Dream ride. While you can’t exactly ride the coasters with your favourite BTS member, having them sing to you just might be the next best alternative.

4. Water Surprise Parade and Extra Cool Crew


Credit: Universal Studios Japan

Grab a water gun from any of the souvenir stores around the park and get ready to open fire! You will be splashed from all directions in the 360 degree soak zone. Naomi Watanabe and the Extra Cool Crew will also be unleashing their cool, spraying cool mist wherever they go.

#Klooktip: Keep your cellphones in waterproof pouches!

Other Osaka essentials

Be sure to get your Osaka 4G SIM Card to capture all these epic summer moments with your loved ones. You’ll also be needing an ICOCA card to get around the city with ease.