What’s New? Universal Studios Japan / Cool Japan 2018

Four new attractions (and more!) are waiting for you at Universal Cool Japan 2018!

We’ve arrived around 8:00 in the evening at Kansai International Airport (KIX) last Wednesday (exactly one week ago – January 31, 2018) and quickly looked for a dinner place (so hungry!). There are lots of affordable restaurants at KIX (click here for more info) but we’ve chosen Tonkatsu KYK since we’re basic like that. We booked a room at Hotel Keihan Universal Tower. It’s just beside the Universal City station exit which is very convenient since our arrival is kind of late and it would be quite difficult to search for an airbnb place during winter (it was freezing!). Anyway, just check out my hotel review on my next post.

Our view from Hotel Keihan Universal Tower

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS JAPAN (USJ) DAY! It was cold and raining all day!

We had our lunch at Studio Stars Restaurant, a movie studio themed cafeteria

We tried their American sized BBQ roast chicken and lasagna with spinach. YUM!

1. Detective Conan: The Escape

January 19, 2018 – June 24, 2018

Entrance to Detective Conan Escape Game requires a separate fee BUT I assure you it’s totally worth it!

原作/青山剛昌「名探偵コナン」(小学館「週刊少年サンデー」連載中) © 2018 青山剛昌/名探偵コナン製作委員会 This is actually one of my favourites at USJ. Imagine solving a mystery with Conan? It makes me feel like I’m part of the TV show I religiously watched when I was a kid. Dream come true!

2. Monster Hunter The Real

January 19, 2018 – June 24, 2018

©CAPCOM CO., LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.Throwback photo when I had their hot honey citron with popping candies last year. This 2018, they’re offering Monster Hunter Great Recovery Drink in Matcha Latte with popping candies still!

3. Final Fantasy XR Ride

for a limited time starting January 18, 2018 ~

If you’re a Final Fantasy fan, this is a must! Especially if you’re a fan of roller coasters and VR (Virtual Reality) games.  The Finally Fantasy XR Ride is dubbed as the first ever “ultra-immersed experience” roller coaster attraction.

©2018 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved.

Cactuar churros and Chocobo popcorn bucket is available in front of Final Fantasy XR Ride entrance. NOMS!

4. Sailor Moon: The Miracle 4D

Spring 2018~

I’m a huge Sailor Moon fan so it’s sad for me that this attraction isn’t available yet when we visited but hopefully it’s still there when I get to go again.

©Naoko TakeuchiWe had our afternoon tea? or coffee (haha) at Beverly Hills Boulangerie. It’s a French style cafe at Beverly Hills Street corner, Hollywood Area. Got to try this Sailor Moon chiffon cake pistachio and strawberry flavour. It’s not just super kawaii but it’s also really yummy!

Lots of Sailor Moon mercy could be found around the Universal City Walk so don’t miss out!

Something you should not miss when you’re already there, Harry Potter World. Just a friendly reminder, Winter Magic at Hogwarts is only until the end of this month.

What’s your favourite *NEW* attraction? Let me know!

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