OSAKA — Universal Studios Japan in Osaka temporarily restricted entry Saturday for the third day in a row after the number of visitors reached the daily maximum capacity of 39,000.

The newly opened theme park on Osaka’s waterfront area suspended ticket sales for the first time Thursday and did so again Friday as visitor numbers surged during Golden Week holidays, which finish today.

On Saturday, entry restrictions began at about 7 a.m. Major stations of JR West set up notice boards informing visitors of the limited admissions.

The theme park, which opened at the end of March, had advertised on TV and radio that tickets would be available at the gate for entry the same day.

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