On September 4th, the biggest typhoon of 2018, Typhoon Jebi, hit the Kansai region of Japan. It was the strongest typhoon to hit mainland Japan in 25 years.
Universal Studios Japan closed down the whole Resort to prepare for the typhoon’s landfall and spent September 5th on clean-up and maintenance in the storm’s aftermath.
The park itself was closed due to clean-up, but I was able to access CityWalk. Many stores and restaurants were closed due to broken windows. Many storefront’s signage was damaged as well.
Typhoon Jebi struck mainland Japan with sustained winds around 100 mph. A typhoon is a tropical cyclone that forms in the northwestern Pacific region. There is no difference between a typhoon and a hurricane other than location.
Universal Studios Japan has since re-opened, and has returned to “business as usual”.