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Universal Studios Japan Ultimate Guide (2024 Edition)

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I've given my popular Ultimate Guide to Universal Studios Japan (aka USJ) an update for 2024 as there's been a lot happening there lately.

Updates include details on attraction closures and renovations (meaning temporary closures), plus GetYourGuide has started selling USJ tickets, specifically Studio Passes and Express Passes.

GetYourGuide is particularly well-known in Europe and their service is highly rated. So I've added GetYourGuide to my recommended ticketing options. 

The entire guide is also available as a downloadable 29-page PDF in the subscribers-only Resource Library.

NOTE: If you subscribed before this 2024 update and downloaded the USJ guide, this new version has replaced that, so you might like to check you have the latest version.

TRJ Giveaway! Win 2 Osaka e-Passes 30+ Attractions Free!

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In partnership with Osaka Bob, I'm giving away a bunch of Osaka e-Passes to 3 lucky winners.

The Osaka e-Pass is the essential pass for a trip to Osaka. Passes offer FREE admission to more than 30 of Osaka's most popular attractions and sightseeing spots.

Attractions include the Umeda Sky Building, HEP Five Ferris Wheel and Osaka Wheel (the largest ferris wheel in Japan), Nakanoshima and Tombori River Cruises, Kamigata Ukiyo-e Museum, LEGOLAND Discovery Centre and more!

1st Prize: 2 x 2-Day Osaka e-Pass - worth ¥5,000
Two Runner Up Prizes: 1-Day Osaka e-Pass - worth ¥2,000

Deadline for entries: Midnight 22 October 2023 (PDT) / 8am 23rd BST / 4pm Monday 23rd JST.

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Hiroshima City Guide Google Map + Itineraries Update

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I'm just finishing up the 1, 2, and 3-Day Itinerary Guide free bonus that comes with my soon to be released Hiroshima City Guide - Interactive Google Map

I think you'll find it too will save you a lot of time planning your visit.

Pre-Sale Opening Soon - SAVE 45%!

I'll soon be opening the pre-sale for my Hiroshima City Guide Google Map.

If you order your copy during this pre-sale period you'll get:

  • Hiroshima Google Map - w/ lifetime access and updates
  • 45% Off the public launch price
  • 1, 2 and 3-Day Hiroshima Itineraries
  • 14-page Hiroshima City eGuide

After the pre-sale period closes the price will increase.

So if you want an extraordinary experience in Hiroshima, would like 45% off the launch price, plus all the bonuses, be sure to buy your copy during the pre-sale window.

Join the launch waitlist:

eSIMs Added To The Real Japan Travel Store

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I've added Mobal's eSIMs to The Real Japan Travel Store.

If you have a newer smartphone (or tablet) and usually use physical SIM cards to get online when travelling in Japan, then you might want to take a look at eSIMs as an alternative.

I'll be publishing a blog post soon(ish) about eSIMs that will explain them in detail, but to quickly summarise, eSIMs are programmable remotely via software

Newer smartphones have them built in.

When you purchase an eSIM you get activation via email, so no need to purchase a new physical SIM card to switch between networks while travelling in Japan.

There's a complete list of compatible devices on the Mobal website here.

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Book Your Accommodation
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Book Your Japan Rail Pass
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Book Your WiFi
I never travel in Japan without pocket WiFi. Get Ninja WiFi for unlimited internet everywhere, use Google Maps, supports up to 10 devices.

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