As the year draws closer to its new beginning, I’m sure many of you are making plans and preparations for how to celebrate the upcoming New Year with either your family or friends. Some would opt to make domestic or international trips for the holidays or make plans to visit various attractions all over the country.
Speaking of attractions, one popular theme park in Japan conducts an annual special event for the new year! Universal Studios Japan in Osaka has been putting up a special New Year’s Countdown since it opened and of course, they’re doing it again to ring in 2016!
Wondering what’s in store for park visitors for this year’s New Year Countdown? Well first off, celebrate the upcoming new year with the ultimate fireworks display that you surely wouldn’t want to miss! Top it off with a one-day countdown special live by artists m-flo, Daishi Dance, Tanaka Yasutaka of Capsule, and Shinji Takeda to liven up the party!
Best of all, park visitors who purchase the party pass tickets will be able to enjoy the attractions for a whopping 26 hours, ride all you can until you drop! And of course, this also includes the Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ride and more!
Aside from those mentioned above, park visitors can choose to enjoy the Countdown special in three places inside the theme park. Visitors can either opt to enjoy at the Lagoon area (1), where lights and sounds will awe you, Gramercy Park (2), where you can enjoy the fantastic stage setup. Or Main Street (3), where you can enjoy confetti and pyrotechnics to welcome the New Year!
Surely enough, anyone who’s planning to enjoy the upcoming New Year will have fun at Universal Studios Japan. Party pass tickets are priced from ￥11,800 to ￥22,500 depending on options you choose. As of the moment, only the ￥11,800 party pass ticket is available for web purchase, but you can still purchase other tickets via the Loppi machines in Lawson! Have a happy holiday!
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