Complete Guide to Parking at Universal Studios Japan(USJ)

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Here's a guide to the parking options available at Universal Studios Japan (USJ). While USJ does offer its official parking lot, it's slightly more expensive, and the distance from the parking lot to the USJ entrance gate is quite significant. Therefore, this guide also includes information on more affordable coin-operated parking options that are within walking distance to the USJ entrance.

For a comprehensive overview of the entire Universal Studios Japan(USJ), please refer to 「Highlights and access methods of Universal Studios Japan(USJ) (Osaka Prefecture)」.

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Official parking lot at Universal Studios Japan (USJ)

The official parking lot at Universal Studios Japan (USJ) has a capacity of 2,800 vehicles. The usage fee and available hours vary depending on the day of use. The lot is available from 1 hour and 30 minutes before USJ opens until 2 hours after USJ closes. Opening times vary but typically range from 06:30 to 07:30, and closing times from 22:00 to 24:00.

The standard parking fee is 2,600 yen on weekdays and 3,600 yen on weekends. However, during certain periods such as spring break, the fee may increase to 3,100 yen or even 3,600 yen on weekdays. For detailed information on available hours and fees, please check the official website according to your visit date (for standard vehicles).

Standard Vehicle Parking Section Fee Calendar

※ Annual pass holders may receive a discount on parking fees, depending on the type of pass. For more details, please consult the official website.

The entrance to the official parking lot is located on the west side road of USJ.

As you can see on the map, the official parking lot is located near the Waterworld area at the back of USJ. From there, it takes about 15 to 20 minutes to walk around the outside path to the USJ entrance gate, so please plan accordingly.

Parking lots around Sakurajima Station

JR Sakurajima Station, one station beyond JR Universal City Station, which is the closest station to Universal Studios Japan (USJ), is surrounded by two large paid parking lots: "Sakurajima 3rd Parking Lot" and "Sakurajima 4th Parking Lot." These parking lots serve as alternative options when the official parking lots at USJ are full.

Although these two parking lots are relatively close to USJ and offer a large number of available spaces, their fees match those of USJ's official parking: 2,600 yen on weekdays and 3,600 yen on holidays (the rates may vary in conjunction with the official parking fees), offering no financial advantage. Additionally, unlike the official parking lots, no discounts are applied for annual pass holders.

However, there are benefits to using these lots, especially when the official parking is extremely busy, as it may be more convenient. They are also available 24 hours a day, allowing for use early in the morning or at times when the official parking is not open.

Sakurajima 3rd Parking Lot

The Sakurajima 3rd Parking Lot is located about a 5-minute walk from Sakurajima Station. It's also possible to walk to the USJ entrance gate from here in about 10 minutes without using JR.

Due to the absence of an official website, the number of available spaces is unknown. The usage fee is linked to that of the official USJ parking lot, and it's accessible 24 hours a day.

Sakurajima 3rd Parking Lot(1)

Sakurajima 3rd Parking Lot(2)

Sakurajima 3rd Parking Lot(3)

Sakurajima 4th Parking Lot

The Sakurajima 4th Parking Lot is located about a 1-minute walk from Sakurajima Station. It takes approximately 15 minutes to walk to the USJ entrance gate from here without using JR. It is located right next to the Liber Hotel at Universal Studios Japan.

Due to the absence of an official website, the number of available spaces is unknown. The usage fee is linked to that of the official USJ parking lot, and it's accessible 24 hours a day.

Sakurajima 4th Parking Lot(1)

Sakurajima 4th Parking Lot(2)

Sakurajima 4th Parking Lot(3)

Parking lots around Universal City Station

When you get off at JR Universal City Station, the nearest station to USJ, you will find Universal Citywalk Osaka on the way to the USJ entrance gate. It is an area where restaurants, fashion stores, and souvenir shops are gathered. A parking lot is available at Universal Citywalk Osaka for public use.

Universal Citywalk Osaka Parking Lot

The parking lot at Universal Citywalk Osaka has a capacity of 299 cars and is available 24 hours.

Please refer to the following for the usage fees:

All day
30 minutes for 300 yen
Weekdays
08:00 to 22:00 Maximum fee 1,700 yen
22:00 to 08:00 Maximum fee 1,300 yen
Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays
08:00 to 22:00 Maximum fee 2,700 yen
22:00 to 08:00 Maximum fee 1,300 yen

Depending on when you start using it, if after 08:00, you can use it for nearly 1,000 yen cheaper than the official USJ parking lot. Furthermore, the parking lot at Universal Citywalk Osaka is the closest to the USJ entrance gate, with a walking distance of about 5 minutes.

However, due to its value, it tends to be very crowded.

Universal Citywalk Osaka Parking Lot(1)

Universal Citywalk Osaka Parking Lot(2)

Universal Citywalk Osaka Parking Lot(3)

Universal Citywalk Osaka Parking Lot(4)

Note that if you go beyond the entrance to the general parking lot for about 10 meters, there is another parking entrance, but this is exclusively for guests of Hotel Kintetsu Universal City and the Oriental Hotel Universal City. Non-guests cannot use this entrance, so please be careful.

Universal Citywalk Osaka Parking Lot(5)

Parking lots around Ajikawaguchi Station

The nearest station to Universal Studios Japan (USJ) is JR Universal City Station. Just one station away, located at JR Ajikawaguchi Station, there are several coin parking lots available. Being only one station away from USJ's nearest station, and without using JR, it's about a 15-minute walk from Ajikawaguchi Station to the entrance gate of USJ.

Times Ajikawaguchi No. 5 Parking Lot

The Times Ajikawaguchi No. 5 Parking Lot has a capacity of 150 vehicles and is available 24 hours a day. It is located just beyond a railroad crossing from Ajikawaguchi Station, about a 3-minute walk from the station.

Times Ajikawaguchi No. 5 Parking Lot

Please refer to the following for the usage fees:

All day
30 minutes for 220 yen
Weekdays
08:00 to 24:00 Maximum fee 600 yen
Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays
08:00 to 24:00 Maximum fee 1,400 yen

Times Ajikawaguchi No. 5 Parking Lot(1)

Times Ajikawaguchi No. 5 Parking Lot(2)

Times Ajikawaguchi No. 5 Parking Lot(3)

Mitsui's Repark Ajikawaguchi Station South Parking Lot

The Mitsui's Repark Ajikawaguchi Station South Parking Lot has a capacity of 111 vehicles and is open 24 hours. It is located just beyond a railroad crossing from Ajikawaguchi Station, about a 5-minute walk from the station.

Ajikawaguchi Station South

Please refer to the following for the usage fees:

All day
30 minutes for 200 yen
Weekdays
00:00 to 24:00 Maximum fee 600 yen
Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays
00:00 to 24:00 Maximum fee 1,400 yen

Mitsui's Repark Ajikawaguchi Station South Parking Lot(1)

Mitsui's Repark Ajikawaguchi Station South Parking Lot(2)

Mitsui's Repark Ajikawaguchi Station South Parking Lot(3)

KC Park Ajikawaguchi Parking Lot

The KC Park Ajikawaguchi Parking Lot has an unknown capacity (about 30 to 40 vehicles) and is open 24 hours. It is located right in front of Ajikawaguchi Station, about a 1-minute walk from the station.

Please refer to the following for the usage fees:

All day
30 minutes for 220 yen
Weekdays
00:00 to 24:00 Maximum fee 600 yen
Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays
00:00 to 24:00 Maximum fee 1,500 yen

KC Park Ajikawaguchi Parking Lot(1)

KC Park Ajikawaguchi Parking Lot(2)

KC Park Ajikawaguchi Parking Lot(3)

Mitsui's Repark Ajikawaguchi Station North Parking Lot

Mitsui's Repark Ajikawaguchi Station North Parking Lot has a capacity of 7 vehicles and is open 24 hours. It is located a bit further down a narrow alley from Ajikawaguchi Station, about a 4-minute walk from the station. Four consecutive coin-operated parking lots operated by the same company are set up here, with the prices becoming slightly cheaper the further back you go.

Ajikawaguchi Station North

Please refer to the following for the usage fees:

All day
30 minutes for 300 yen
Weekdays
00:00 to 24:00 Maximum fee 700 yen
Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays
00:00 to 24:00 Maximum fee 1,300 yen

Mitsui's Repark Ajikawaguchi Station North Parking Lot(3)

Mitsui's Repark Ajikawaguchi Station North Parking Lot(1)

Mitsui's Repark Ajikawaguchi Station North Parking Lot(2)

Mitsui's Repark Ajikawaguchi Station North 3rd Parking Lot

Mitsui's Repark Ajikawaguchi Station North 3rd Parking Lot has a capacity of 5 vehicles and is open 24 hours. It is about a 4-minute walk from the station.

Ajikawaguchi Station North 3rd

Please refer to the following for the usage fees:

All day
30 minutes for 300 yen
Weekdays
00:00 to 24:00 Maximum fee 700 yen
Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays
00:00 to 24:00 Maximum fee 1,300 yen

Mitsui's Repark Ajikawaguchi Station North 3rd Parking Lot(1)

Mitsui's Repark Ajikawaguchi Station North 3rd Parking Lot(2)

Mitsui's Repark Ajikawaguchi Station North 2nd Parking Lot

Mitsui's Repark Ajikawaguchi Station North 2nd Parking Lot has a capacity of 17 vehicles and is open 24 hours. It is about a 5-minute walk from the station.

Ajikawaguchi Station North 2th

Please refer to the following for the usage fees:

All day
30 minutes for 300 yen
Weekdays
00:00 to 24:00 Maximum fee 700 yen
Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays
00:00 to 24:00 Maximum fee 1,200 yen

Mitsui's Repark Ajikawaguchi Station North 2nd Parking Lot(1)

Mitsui's Repark Ajikawaguchi Station North 2nd Parking Lot(2)

Mitsui's Repark Ajikawaguchi Station North 4th Parking Lot

Mitsui's Repark Ajikawaguchi Station North 4th Parking Lot has a capacity of 10 vehicles and is open 24 hours. It is about a 5-minute walk from the station.

Ajikawaguchi Station North 4th

Please refer to the following for the usage fees:

All day
30 minutes for 300 yen
Weekdays
00:00 to 24:00 Maximum fee 700 yen
Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays
00:00 to 24:00 Maximum fee 1,100 yen

Mitsui's Repark Ajikawaguchi Station North 4th Parking Lot(1)

Mitsui's Repark Ajikawaguchi Station North 4th Parking Lot(2)

Times Ajikawaguchi 2nd Parking Lot

Times Ajikawaguchi 2nd Parking Lot has a capacity of 11 vehicles and is open 24 hours. It is approximately a 3-minute walk from the station.

Times Ajikawaguchi 2nd

Please refer to the following for the usage fees:

All day
40 minutes for 220 yen
Weekdays
00:00 to 24:00 Maximum fee 770 yen
Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays
00:00 to 24:00 Maximum fee 1,540 yen

Times Ajikawaguchi 2nd Parking Lot(1)

Times Ajikawaguchi 2nd Parking Lot(2)

Star Park Shimaya Parking Lot

Star Park Shimaya Parking Lot has a capacity of 9 vehicles and is open 24 hours. It is approximately a 3-minute walk from the station.

Please refer to the following for the usage fees:

All day
40 minutes for 200 yen
Weekdays
00:00 to 24:00 Maximum fee 600 yen
Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays
00:00 to 24:00 Maximum fee 1,500 yen

Star Park Shimaya Parking Lot(1)

Star Park Shimaya Parking Lot(2)

Star Park Shimaya Parking Lot(3)

Times Ajikawaguchi 3rd Parking Lot

Times Ajikawaguchi No.3 Parking Lot has a capacity of 72 vehicles and is open 24 hours. It is located right in front of the station, about a 1-minute walk away.

Times Ajikawaguchi 3rd

Please refer to the following for the usage fees:

All day
30 minutes for 220 yen
Weekdays
00:00 to 24:00 Maximum fee 800 yen
Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays
00:00 to 24:00 Maximum fee 1,800 yen

Times Ajikawaguchi 3rd Parking Lot(1)

Times Ajikawaguchi 3rd Parking Lot(2)

Mitsui's Repark Osaka Ajikawaguchi Ekimae Post Office Parking Lot

Mitsui's Repark Osaka Ajikawaguchi Ekimae Post Office Parking Lot has a capacity of 8 vehicles and is open 24 hours. It is located right in front of the station, about a 1-minute walk away. This parking lot is intended for post office users, but it is also available to the general public, though it is relatively expensive compared to nearby coin parking lots.

Osaka Ajikawaguchi Ekimae Post Office Parking Lot

Please refer to the following for the usage fees:

All day
30 minutes for 300 yen
Weekdays
08:00 to 18:00 Maximum fee None
18:00 to 08:00 Maximum fee 700 yen
Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays
08:00 to 18:00 Maximum fee 2,000 yen
18:00 to 08:00 Maximum fee 700 yen

Mitsui's Repark Osaka Ajikawaguchi Ekimae Post Office Parking Lot(1)

Mitsui's Repark Osaka Ajikawaguchi Ekimae Post Office Parking Lot(2)

Times Ajikawaguchi 4th Parking Lot

Times Ajikawaguchi 4th Parking Lot has a capacity of 81 vehicles and is open 24 hours. It is located on the way to USJ from Ajikawaguchi, about a 4-minute walk from the station. If walking to the entrance gate of USJ without using JR, it takes about 11 minutes.

Times Ajikawaguchi 4th

Please refer to the following for the usage fees:

All day
30 minutes for 220 yen
Weekdays
00:00 to 24:00 Maximum fee 1,540 yen
Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays
00:00 to 24:00 Maximum fee 2,530 yen

Given its convenient walking distance to USJ, this parking lot charges significantly higher rates compared to other coin-operated parking facilities.

Times Ajikawaguchi 4th Parking Lot(1)

Times Ajikawaguchi 4th Parking Lot(2)

Times Ajikawaguchi 4th Parking Lot(3)

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( Written by Tatsuo Ikura )