Universal Studios Japan

Well we have a year pass, so it would be wrong to waste it. A couple of weeks ago we went to USJ, which is only about an hour or so from here by train. V. convenient.

They have a new rollercoaster, Hollywood Dream, where there are speakers in the seats and you can choose from 5 songs (Eminem, 2 Jpop, Bon Jovi and the Beatles). I went for “Get Back”, by the Beatles. Aki screamed her way through Bon Jovi.

Hollywood Dream USJ

Hollywood Dream USJ


It was great fun, and scarier to look at than ride on (the drop at the beginning is not as steep as you think).

Jurassic Park log flume has a bigger and steeper drop! And more water.
The best ride was probably Spiderman (still), with it’s 4D effects and crazy CGI. Although it also had the longest wait, at 90minutes. The other rides averaged at 30-40.

My other favourite ride was strangely, Peppermint Pattys Water Chute – you sit in a little 2 man dingy and race down a water slide. đŸ™‚

Finished the day off in a really nice but a bit expensive izakaya.

Can you see the join?

Can you see the join?


Didn't buy them by the way

Didn't buy them by the way


Some nice sushi

Some nice sushi


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