Osaka’s Universal Studios welcomed the world’s first ever Super Nintendo World in 2021, which is now easily the most sought-after attraction in the entire theme park. The section features rides like Mario Kart: Koopa's Challenge and Yoshi's Adventure as well as other interactive elements like being able to punch yellow boxes for coins. If that wasn't enough, there are also Nintendo-themed shops, eateries and a number of mini games you can play. Mini games include racing in Mario Kart, unlocking Bowser Jr's toy chest and finding 8-bit characters. Just make sure to purchase the Super Nintendo World wristband (¥3,800) sold at kiosks in the area so you can enjoy these extra little games.
Despite the pandemic, Japan has welcomed a host of exciting new attractions over the last few years. Tokyo in particular has undergone some massive changes: sure, there were some unfortunate closures that we miss dearly, but the city also saw many interesting new places opening up. Now that the borders are finally open to tourism, it's time for you to come back and experience all the new things you miss when travelling to Japan was restricted.
Whether you’re a first-time visitor or seasoned Japan traveller, there’s a lot of new stuff to check out. From jaw-dropping observation decks and thrilling theme parks to gorgeous art spaces and relaxing ryokan, here’s what you can look forward to since you’ve been gone.
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