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【Shortest route explanation】 I Introduce how to get to USJ.

Universal Studios Japan, a theme park that represents Kansai, where the annual number of visitors is increasing year by year. USJ got the first place in the 2017 theme park ranking (the world’s largest travel site and TripAdvisor). In the following year 2018, it was also selected as No1. It is got No1 , 2 years in a row. This time we will explain how to get to USJ. I break it down for you !

1.Access from Osaka

The nearest station to USJ is “Universal City Station” on the JR Yumesaki Line. You never get lost if you get off at this station,

1-1.From Umeda (Osaka Station)

Time: 12 minutes, transfer: once, fare: 180 yen

Osaka

↓ JR Osaka Kanjou Line (Direction of Nishi-Kujo)

↓ ※230 yen to Universal City

Nishi-Kujo

↓ JR Yumesaki Line (for Sakurajima)

Universal City

※ There are Osaka Metro Umeda Station, Nishi Umeda Station, Higashi Umeda Station, Hankyu Umeda Station, and Hanshin Umeda Station. Access from JR Osaka Station is the smoothest than going from each private railway.

1-2.From Shin Osaka

Time:24 minutes , transfer:twice ,fare: 220yen

Shin Osaka

↓JR Kyoto line (Direction of nishiakashi)

↓※230 yen to Universal City

Osaka

↓JR Osaka Kanjou Line (Direction of Nishi-Kujo)

Nishi Kujo

↓ JR Yumesaki Line (for Sakurajima)

Universal City

1-3.From Namba

Time:22min ,Transfer:Onece Fare:360yen

Osaka Namba

↓Hankshin Namba line (Direction of Amagasaki)

↓200yen to Nishi kujo

Nishi Kujo

↓ JR Yumesaki Line (for Sakurajima)

Universal City

Namba station here is the “Osaka Namba” station of the Kintetsu/Hanshin train. Please be aware that there are Namba Station, Nankai Namba Station, and JR Namba Station in Namba.

1-4.From Tennoji

Time:23min ,Transfer:Onece ,Fare:190yen

Tennoji

↓ JR Osaka Kanjou Line (Direction of Nishi-Kujo)

↓ ※230 yen to Universal City

Nishi-Kujo

↓ JR Yumesaki Line (for Sakurajima)

Universal City

1-5.From kyobashi

Time:29min ,Transfer:Onece ,Fare:190yen

Kyobashi

↓ JR Osaka Kanjou Line (Direction of Osaka)

↓ ※190 yen to Universal City

Nishi-Kujo

↓ JR Yumesaki Line (for Sakurajima)

Universal City

2.From the Kansai area

The Kansai area has many access methods such as JR, Hankyu, Hanshin and Kintetsu. So it explains not only the shortest route but also some directions using each private railway.

2-1.From Kyoto

■Shortest JR

Time:48min ,Transfers:Twice ,Fare:800yen

Kyoto

↓ JR Kyoto new rapid Line (To Himeji via Maibara)

Osaka

↓ ※880 yen to Universal City

Nishi-Kujo

↓ JR Yumesaki Line (for Sakurajima)

Universal City

 

■Hankyu

Time:1hours 17min ,Transfer:Onece  ,Fare:580yen

Kyoto Kawaramachi

↓ Hankyu Kyoto rapid Line (Direction of Hankyu umeda )

↓ ※400 yen to Hankyu Umeda

Hankyu Umeda

Osaka

↓JR Osaka kanjo line (Direction of nishikujo)

Nishikujo

↓ JR Yumesaki Line (for Sakurajima)

Universal City

2-2.From Nara

■Shortest Kintetsu

Time: 59min  ,Transfers:Twice ,Fare: 920yen

Kintetsu Nara

↓ Kintetsu Nara rapid (for Kobe Sannomiya)

↓ ※560yen to Osaka Namba

<you don’t need to get off>

↓ Hanshin Namba rapid (For Kobe Sannomiya)

↓ ※200yen to Nihikujo

Nishikujo

↓ ※160 yen to Universal City

↓ JR Yumesaki Line (for Sakurajima)

Universal City

 

■JR

Time: 1hours 9min  ,Transfers: Once ,Fare:890yen

JR Nara

↓ JR Yamato rapid Line (For Osaka)

↓ ※880 yen to Universal City

Tennoji<You don’t need to get off >

Nishi-Kujo

↓ JR Yumesaki Line (for Sakurajima)

Universal City

2-3.From Siga

■Shortest JR

Time: 59min  ,Transfers:Twice ,Fare: 970yen

Otsu

↓ Biwako new rapid Line (For Himeji)

↓ ※970 yen to Universal City

Osaka

↓ JR Osaka Kanjo line (For nishikujo)

Nishi-Kujo

↓ JR Yumesaki Line (for Sakurajima)

Universal City

2-4.From Hyogo

■Shortest JR

Time: 44min  ,Transfers:Twice ,Fare: 640yen

Sannomiya

↓ JR Kobe new rapid Line (for Nagahama )

↓ ※640 yen to Universal City

Osaka

↓ JR Osaka Kanjou line (for nishikujo)

Nishi-Kujo

↓ JR Yumesaki Line (for Sakurajima)

Universal City

3.From a distance

For those coming from far away, there are various means such as bullet trains, buses and airplanes. It explains not only the shortest route but also how to use each means of public transportation

3-1.From Nagoya

■Shortest Shinkansen

Time: 1hour 23min  ,Transfers: three times  ,Fare: 6,360yen

Nagoya

↓ Nozomi (for shinosaka)

↓ ※3,350 yen to Universal City

↓ Reserved seat : Shinosaka 3,010yen

Shinosaka

↓ JR Kyoto new rapid Line (for Himeji )

↓ ※ 640 yen to Universal City

Osaka

↓ JR Osaka Kanjou line (for nishikujo)

Nishi-Kujo

↓ JR Yumesaki Line (for Sakurajima)

Universal City

 

■ Night bus

Time: 6 hours 5 minutes, transfer: none, fare: 2800 yen (in case of lowest price)

Nagoya Station Taiko-dori Exit

↓High-speed night bus

USJ

※Night bus fares are for reference

3-2.From Tokyo

■Shortest Shinkansen

Time: 3 hours 9min ,Transfers: three times  ,Fare: 14,250yen

Tokyo

↓ Nozomi (for shinosaka)

↓ ※8,750 yen to Universal City

↓ Reserved seat : Shinosaka 5,500yen

Shinosaka

↓ JR Kyoto new rapid Line (for Tsunahoshi  )

Osaka

↓ JR Osaka Kanjou line (for nishikujo)

Nishi-Kujo

↓ JR Yumesaki Line (for Sakurajima)

Universal City

 

■ Night bus

Time: 9 hours 20 minutes, transfer: none, fare: 7,700 yen (in case of lowest price)

Tokyo station yaesu South Gate

↓High-speed night bus

USJ

※ Night bus fares are for reference

3-3.From Hiroshima

■Shortest Shinkansen

Time: 1 hours 52min  ,Transfers: three times  ,Fare: 10,240yen

Hiroshima

↓ Nozomi (for Tokyo)

↓ ※5,620 yen to Universal City

↓ Reserved seat : Shinosaka 4,620yen

Shinosaka

↓ JR Kyoto Line (for Nishiakashi  )

Osaka

↓ JR Osaka Kanjou line (for nishikujo)

Nishi-Kujo

↓ JR Yumesaki Line (for Sakurajima)

Universal City

3-4.From Hukuoka

■Shortest Shinkansen

Time: 2 hours 59min ,Transfers: three times  ,Fare: 15,110yen

Hakata

↓ Nozomi (for shinosaka)

↓ ※9,610 yen to Universal City

↓ Reserved seat : Shinosaka 5,500yen

Shinosaka

↓ JR Kyoto Line (for Akashi  )

Osaka

↓ JR Osaka Kanjou line (for nishikujo)

Nishi-Kujo

↓ JR Yumesaki Line (for Sakurajima)

Universal City

 

■ bus

Time: 8 hours 55 minutes, transfer: none, fare: 4,300 yen (in case of lowest price)

Canal city Hakata

↓High-speed night bus

USJ

※Night bus fares are for reference only

 

■Airplane

Time: 3 hours 27min  ,Transfers: five times  ,Fare: 25,720yen

Hakata

↓ Fukuoka subway airport line (for Fukuoka airport)

↓※260yes to Fukuoka airport

Fukuoka airport

↓airplane (JAL one way 24,860yen)

Itami airport

Osaka airport

↓Osaka monorail (for Kadoma)

↓※200yen to Hotarugaike

Hotarugaike

↓ Hankyu takarazuka line (for Hankyu Umeda)

Hankyu Umeda

Osaka

↓ JR Osaka Kanjou line (for nishikujo)

↓※180yen to universal city

Nishi-Kujo

↓ JR Yumesaki Line (for Sakurajima)

Universal City

※Airplane fares are for reference only. If you use LCC, it may be cheaper

 

3-5 From Hokkaido

■Airplane

Time: 5 hours 57min  ,Transfers: five times  ,Fare: 66,000yen

Sapporo

↓ JR Chitose line (for Shinchitose airport)

↓※1,070yen to shinchitose airport

Shinchitose airport

↓airplane (JAL one way 38,060yen )

Haneda airport

Itami airport

Osaka airport

↓Osaka monorail (for Kadoma)

↓ ※200yen to Hotarugaike

Hotarugaike

↓ Hankyu takarazuka line (for Hankyu Umeda)

Hankyu Umeda

Osaka

↓ JR Osaka Kanjou line (for nishikujo)

↓ ※180yen to universal city

Nishi-Kujo

↓ JR Yumesaki Line (for Sakurajima)

Universal City

※Airplane fares are for reference only. If you use LCC, it may be cheaper。

4.A high-speed bus tour is good for you If you go to USJ at a cheap price.

I’ve explained the route to the USJ in the shortest time, but some of you might want to get as cheap and affordable as possible.

I think that it is best to use night bus for those people. You can go straight to USJ, so you can go smoothly without troublesome transfers.

Some package tours are cheaper by round-trip use, and some tours come with USJ admission tickets.A comparison site for highway buses will be posted here.

Nagoya →USJ
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Tokyo→USJ
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5.Summary

I explained how to access and get to USJ. I think that those who live in the Kansai area should use JR. For those who are far away, it is faster to come by train or bus because there are many transfers from Itami Airport. USJ also has package tours organized by bus companies, so it is recommended it.

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