Super Nintendo World, USJ: Everything to Know

Updated: Feb 2021

Jump into Super Nintendo World Amusement Park

A scene from Super Nintendo World’s official music video

On February 4, 2021*, you’ll officially be able to jump into the Nintendo universe.

*Due to the extended state of emergency, the park will be closed until March 17th. Refund your ticket here.

After the big opening of the official Nintendo store in Tokyo, we are again invited to mingle with our favorite Nintendo characters. Jump into Super Nintendo World where smart wristbands, punchable blocks, and Super Mushroom drinks exist in real life.

Super Nintendo World is the 10th “land” in Universal Studios Japan (USJ), a universe of theme parks in Osaka, Japan.

What Mario’s World Looks Like Out of the Screen

Layout of Nintendo World

Before | Universal Studios Japan

A sneak peek of Super Nintendo World

After | The Sankei News

From above, we can spot Bowser’s castle, Toad’s house, Peach’s castle, and many green pipes. Try to spy what could potentially be the real-life Mario Kart ride that according to USJ, “puts you in the driver’s seat.”

Park Features

“If Disney is the dreamworld then USJ is the wake world where we will energize you and make you feel alive.” ーUSJ’s Marketing Director, Ayumu Yamamoto

With real-life question marks to punch and wristlets to count all the coins you’ve collected in the park, USJ will keep you awake and energized.

PowerUp Band and App

Power Up Band | Universal Studios Japan

The Super Nintendo World experience involves using smart wristbands called Power Up Band (¥3,200) that pairs with the park’s official app. Together, visitors can collect digital coins while competing with others.

Get a Taste of Mario’s World in His Cafe & Shop

Mario celebrating his cafe and store that opened in Universal Studio, Japan

Mario celebrating the opening of his cafe and store | The Mainichi

The Mario shop with customers wearing Mario hats
Two staff holding up Mario sweets and drinks

To those who eagerly waiting for Super Nintendo World to open, you’ll be happy to know that the Mario-themed cafe & store welcomes you to start immersing in their world. Everyone, including Mario, celebrated his very own cafe & store with music, confetti, and his favorite brother, Luigi on opening day.

The Super Cafe Menu

Items to “Nintendo”-fy Your World

If you’re on the market for something to spice up your work mood, grab yourself the Mario pouch. Perhaps you want to liven up your Zoom background? Then grab the moustache cushion. Easily bring Mario with you to school, work, and home with these goodies.

We Are Born to Play🎵 (in Super Nintendo World)

As we still have to wait for the opening of Super Nintendo World in USJ, check out what it’d be like to be at the amusement park right now with its official music video produced by Galantis and Charli XCX.

What’s your level of excitement right now? Personally, I’m a 12 out of 10.

Super Nintendo World | Universal Studios Japan (USJ)

Park Hours: Changes daily; check here
Website: https://www.usj.co.jp/web/en/us
Address: 〒554-0031 2 Chome-1-33 Sakurajima, Konohana Ward, Osaka, Japan
Pro Tip: Use the JR Pass to get to Osaka and transfer to Universal-City Station.