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May 11, 2023

Japan’s First Universal Studios Japan Authorized Guides at OMO7 Osaka by Hoshino Resorts

A joint initiative to maximize the enjoyment at Universal Studios Japan!


*The image above is an illustration of the program.

The OMO Rangers at the hotel OMO7 Osaka by Hoshino Resorts have been appointed Japan's first authorized Universal Studios Japan guides. This initiative is part of a joint effort with Universal Studios Japan, operated by USJ LLC (Head office: Konohana-ku, Osaka, CEO: J. L. Bonnier). Neighborhood Guide OMO Rangers – hotel staff who know the city inside and out – have undergone onsite training and acquired the title of Universal Studios Japan Authorized OMO Ranger. The authorized OMO Rangers of OMO7 Osaka will have intimate knowledge of the park, providing warm and friendly travel assistance and services that will help guests enjoy sightseeing in Osaka as well as their visit to Universal Studios Japan to the fullest, making their trip more enjoyable. In addition, the hotel will also host a special program, called “Not to be missed: OMO Ranger Program about Universal Studios Japan,” every day from May 12, 2023, as a way for guests to get special insights.

The hotel OMO7 Osaka offers a travel experience that allows visitors to enjoy Osaka to the fullest through rediscovery of Osaka, not only a major center of economy, culture, and transportation but also a travel destination with many charms. With 31.3 percent of visitors mentioning that theme parks are among their reasons for visiting Osaka*, we believe that OMO Rangers, who love Universal Studios Japan – the theme park that is Osaka's pride and joy – will be able to build up excitement by also revealing Osaka's lesser-known attractions, thereby making the visitors’ experience many times more enjoyable. In addition, we believe that the Rangers will help make Osaka more appealing across the board by having guests experience the hidden charms of the city from the comfort of the hotel, which works closely with the local community to offer travelers an experience that allows them to enjoy the city to the fullest. Starting with this project, OMO7 Osaka is committed to further vitalizing Osaka's tourism industry.
*Data from the Lodging and Travel Survey 2020 by Recruit Lifestyle Co., Ltd.

Features of Japan's first Universal Studios Japan Authorized OMO Rangers
Feature 1: Provide in-depth insights on how to enjoy Universal Studios Japan
OMO Rangers – neighborhood guides who love Universal Studios Japan – have undergone rigorous training at Universal Studios Japan to become an authorized guide. As a result, Japan's first Universal Studios Japan Authorized OMO Rangers were born.

OMO Rangers will pop up around OMO Base, the hotel's public space, to answer guests' questions on anything related to Universal Studios Japan, such as strategies for efficient visits to different areas of the park, where to eat, and what souvenirs to buy. The OMO Rangers are so passionate about Universal Studios Japan that they may even give out rare information the guests haven't even asked for. Be sure to keep an eye out for staff members wearing the OMO Ranger badges!

Feature 2: “Not to be Missed: OMO Ranger Program about Universal Studio Japan” - a daily program on how to enjoy Universal Studios Japan to the fullest
At OMO7 Osaka, we will host a daily program called “Not to be Missed: OMO Ranger Program about Universal Studio Japan” from May 12, 2023, to share inside tips on how to enjoy Universal Studios Japan to the fullest. For example, Universal Studios Japan Authorized OMO Rangers will share the best ways to take Instagram-worthy photos, which have been researched through trial and error by our staff walking around the park and introduce souvenirs carefully selected based on the unique viewpoint of USJ super fans. Furthermore, 30 types of accessories, including headbands and hats, are available at the hotel! Find out about these accessories here first, then get them at the park. Our rangers will also provide in-depth explanations on how to use the various goods to communicate with the Park characters and coordinate their outfit to suit different scenes. Packed with insights collected through visits to the park by our OMO rangers, this program will enable guests to enjoy every aspect of Universal Studios Japan.

Details of “Not to be Missed: OMO Ranger Program about Universal Studio Japan”
Period: Daily from May 12, 2023 (Program in other languages will begin once ready)
Price: Free of charge
Place: OMO Base
Time: 8:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Available to: hotel guests only

Three more tips for enjoying Universal Studios Japan
・Purchase a Studio Pass at the front desk of OMO7 Osaka anytime
Hotel guests can purchase a Studio Pass at the hotel’s front desk. Passes can be purchased the same day to ensure smooth admission to the park without having to line up at the ticket booths.

・Accommodation Plan with Studio Pass” allows you to get park admission as part of your stay
We are accepting reservations for this plan, which includes a Studio Pass (USJ Admission Ticket) and accommodations at OMO7 Osaka.

・Daily free shuttle bus connecting the hotel and the park
Free shuttle bus to Universal Studios Japan, about 30 minutes from the hotel, is available daily.
Time: 8:00 a.m. / 9:20 a.m. departure from OMO7 Osaka
5:30 p.m. / 6:50 p.m. departure from Universal Studios Japan

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Universal Studios Japan
Universal Studios Japan is wholly owned by Comcast NBCUniversal. Universal Studios Japan, located in Osaka, Japan, has succeeded in establishing its position as a prominent entertainment and leisure landmark – drawing many guests from Japan as well as overseas. The park offers some of the world’s most exciting and innovative experiences – high quality attractions, shows, and seasonal events based on Hollywood blockbusters, Japanese anime and entertainment brands popular around the globe. Guests can let loose and enjoy unforgettable, super energetic experiences throughout the park. Universal Studios Japan has continued to evolve since its opening in 2001. It most recently launched SUPER NINTENDO WORLD, a new area where guests can unleash their passion to play in an immersive environment based on iconic Nintendo characters and their worlds. It also offers premier entertainment experiences such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter featuring the attraction Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, the breathtaking Jurassic Park area with its state-of-the-art Flying Dinosaur coaster, and Minion Park, where guests will encounter Minions causing mischief in the Despicable Me Minion Mayhem attraction.

OMO7 Osaka by Hoshino Resorts
Opened on April 22, 2022, as the OMO brand's 10th hotel, OMO7 Osaka by Hoshino Resorts is located in front of Shin-Imamiya Station and offers easy access to public transportation and nearby tourist attractions. Under the slogan of "Naniwa Luxury," we offer a high-quality travel experience through our unique facilities and Osaka-style hospitality that incorporates "laughter" and "care for others."

About the OMO Brand
City tourism hotel to discover the wonders of the city
OMO is a city tourism hotel in a convenient city-center location, perfect for exploring the deep, urban culture. We consider the city centered around the hotel to be part of our resort, offering a variety of options to see, eat and shop. With the cooperation of the local community, city-lovers can get an insight into culture through our original tours and maps; sharing locals’ all-time favorites to hidden gems only with you!