What are your impressions of new year countdown of Japan? Watching new year television show with family? Visiting the shrine to make the first wish of the year? Or queuing up outside the department store to get the new year’s lucky bag? Besides these standard events, there is now one more exciting event for visitors travelling to Japan during new year to join! Many theme parks have countdown parties, so you can enjoy new year’s eve and new year to the fullest with your family and friends. In this article, we FUN! JAPAN would like to introduce the countdown event of Universal Studios Japan (USJ) in Osaka! Too late to plan for this year? Don’t worry, for now just write it down on your memo to prepare for next year’s!

Get the Universal Countdown Party Pass to enjoy the park from this year to next year!

Most readers should already know about Universal Studios Japan. Besides having attractions based on themes from various movies, it also has many marvellous stage performances. Buying the Party Pass for the Countdown Party 2020 will allow you to access all attractions for 26 hours from 7pm of 31st December to 9pm of 1st January!

Restage of Popular One-Night-Limited Special Event Performances

Popular performances in the past would be restage for the one night during the party. Besides WORLD STREET FESTIVAL during 2019 spring and summer’s water gun battle, “snow” will fall on USJ too! Moreover, Halloween Horror Night, Universal Crystal Christmas, Hogwarts™ Magical Night: Winter Magic and other huge events will return during the party, so if you missed these shows now it’s your chance to enjoy them! It will definitely be a wonderful countdown night for USJ visitors.

3,500 shots of fireworks to dazzle the night skies of Osaka!

Needless to say, the key event of this countdown party is the countdown itself: The Countdown Moment. The moment 2020 begins, the whole USJ will be hyped up with lights and energetic sound of more than 3,500 shots of firework.. The beautiful firework performance will light up the night skies of whole Osaka gorgeously. You can also ride on “Hollywood Dream - The Ride - Backdrop” to enjoy the spectacular view of fireworks from the sky!

If you are not sure where to countdown this year, come to Universal Studios Japan and join the protagonists of movies to enjoy the last night of 2019!

Spot Information

  • Spot name: Universal Studios Japan
  • Opening hours: Hours differ with season. Please check the official website for details about opening hours.
  • Address: 2-1-33 Sakurajima, Konohana Ward, Osaka
  • Access: 1 minute walk from Universal City Station

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