Since it opened in 2001, Universal Studios Japan has quickly established itself as Osaka's premier attraction. Here you'll find the rides that have made Universal Studios theme parks for years. The major attraction at Universal Studios Japan that is unique to the park is Snoopy's Playland. Purchasing a Universal Studios ticket is not the most intuitive process: during weekends and holidays, none are sold at the gate. Instead, make your way to a Lawson convenience store or one of the larger railroad stations in Osaka to get one. the Christmas season and see the beautiful lights from the giant Christmas Tree in the middle of the park. Like other movie-themed fun parks around the world, there are rides and attractions based on specific movies, including Back to the Future III, Spiderman and Jaws.