OUTFITS,  TRAVELOGUE

Universal Studios Japan

Universal Studios Japan was a definite to-go for us, as it was the only place apart from Florida which boasted The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Well, fast forward four months later and we now know that Universal Studios Hollywood is also part of the wizarding action, but back in December last year, it wasn’t. And anyway Japan is much closer to us than the United States is. Thanks to early-risers Shasha and Ruru, they managed to kick me out of bed so that we could utilise the most daylight in this land of dreams, stage lights, and magic.

Harry Potter tickets at Universal Studios Japan, Osaka.We bought our tickets at the counter and proceeded to queue up in front of the gates, along with the rest of the early risers.

Queues in the morning before the gates open at Universal Studios Japan, Osaka. Photo by Shasha.Photo by Shasha.

MFW people start running towards The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Japan, Osaka.MFW the gates to Universal Studios Japan open for the day and people start running towards The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Kanchiong spiders, the lot of them!

Thanks to our being the first batch into the park, we managed to breeze right into Hogsmeade. We didn’t realise just how lucky we were until we left the wizarding compounds hours later and saw that people had to take queue tickets just to enter. Waking up early was so worth it. :)

Entrance to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Japan, Osaka.

Hogswart Express at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Japan, Osaka.

Hogsmeade Station timetable at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Japan, Osaka.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Japan, Osaka. Photo by Ruru.Photo by Ruru.

Castle at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Japan, Osaka.

Live performance at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Japan, Osaka.

Owl at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Japan, Osaka. Photo by Ruru.Photo by Ruru.
Ruru can’t stand rollercoasters, so she left Shasha and I at the queue for it and wandered off to explore Hogsmeade. She caught the live owl showing! Lucky~

Ren posing at the flying car Ron and Harry drove at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Japan, Osaka. Photo by Shasha.Photo by Shasha.

Cheers! Selfie with our Butterbeers at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Japan, Osaka.Got ourselves some Butterbeer. We chose the warm option as it was quite chilly. Apparently it tastes better chilled, so we’ll have to try it again next time. Warm Butterbeer was interesting though – the mix of bitter and sweet was pretty easy to down.

Clinking our Butterbeer at the entrance of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Japan, Osaka.Cheers!

Ruru with our Butterbeer and her new Snoopy shoes at Universal Studios Japan, Osaka.Ruru’s shoes chose that moment to die on her, so she left to buy herself some $80 Snoopy sneakers – it was the only place which sold shoes. She was also kind enough to take Shasha’s and my empty Butterbeer cups to wash while we headed back into Hogsmeade for some shopping. ❤︎

We eventually met up again for foodings in the main park:

Minion Omurice at Universal Studios Japan, Osaka.Minion Omurice for lunch!

Minion cupcake at Pink Cafe in Universal Studios Japan, Osaka.Minion cupcake at Pink Cafe! I don’t even like the creatures that much, but they were pretty irresistible.

Christmas decorations at Universal Studios Japan, Osaka.Christmas decorations.

Somehow we managed to convince Ruru to join us at The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man 4K3D ride:

Mockups of an office desk while queuing for Model of the ride The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man 4D ride at Universal Studios Japan, Osaka.

Model of the ride The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man 4D ride at Universal Studios Japan, Osaka.

The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man 4D ride at Universal Studios Japan, Osaka.

Mirror selfie at the Harry Potter souvenir shop at Universal Studios Japan, Osaka.And then souvenir-shopping.

Desserts strawberry shortcake against Harry Potter Gryffindor scarf at Universal Studios Japan, Osaka.And then dessert.

Painted dome ceiling at Universal Studios Japan, Osaka,I love domed murals.

Outfit of the day:

Monochrome cat beanie outfit at Universal Studios Japan, Osaka.

Monochrome cat beanie outfit at Universal Studios Japan, Osaka.

Monochrome cat beanie outfit at Universal Studios Japan, Osaka.

Portrait of Ruru, Shasha, and Ren at Universal Studios Japan, Osaka.

Animated gif of the three of us being goofs at Universal Studios Japan, Osaka.❤︎

Outfit
Black Ultra Stretch Jeans – Uniqlo
Grey coat – Zara
Cat beanie – Dresslink
Monique sneakers (platform loafers) – Spurr
Silver studded backpack – Bugis Street

Outfit photos assisted by Shasha & Ruru.

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