Next year will be the 20th anniversary of the release of the Harry Potter film series: Harry Potter: The Sorcerer’s Stone. Are you a Harry Potter fan? Have you ever thought that one day you can also walk into the world of Harry Potter, climb the Platform 9 ¾, walk into Hogwarts, Diagon Alley and other magical world to see? Originally to complete this dream need to fly to London, England, to the real Harry Potter filming location: Harry Potter Studio Tour London. But do you know that in the future, just come to Japan can also realize this dream!
The second Harry Potter Studio Tour in the world, Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tokyo – The Making of Harry Potter is expected to open in 2023 at the former Toyoshima-en site in Tokyo, Japan, and construction will begin on May 17, 2021.
The world’s second Harry Potter Studio Tour after London
Harry Potter fans will have heard of the Harry Potter Studio Tour in London. It was originally the location for the Harry Potter films and has since been opened as a tourist attraction in London. But this is not an amusement park, there is no roller coaster, carousel or other attractions, but like a theme park to let you immerse yourself in the magical world of Harry Potter.
Previously, Warner Bros. is ready to take over part of the land of Toyoshima-en Park in Tokyo’s Nerima district to build the world’s second and Asia’s first Harry Potter Studio Tour here.
After the official closure of the park in 2020, the Japanese government intends to purchase most of the land for a large disaster prevention park to be used in times of disaster. Harry Potter Studio Tour Tokyo will be located in this park. Like the Harry Potter Studio Tour in London, this one will not be equipped with any rides but will be a walking tour type attraction that will try to recreate the original scenes of the movies with light and sound effects, as well as exhibit the props and costumes used in the movies, which will definitely keep you hooked.
The atmosphere of magic is already present at the entrance. Harry Potter Studio Tour Tokyo will also bring various magical animals from the Harry Potter series and the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them series. There are sculptures of these fantastic beasts at the entrance, and you can take pictures with or without a ticket.
After entering, the whole 3 hectares of the park is divided into two major areas: the indoor “Sound Stage” area and the “Backlot” area for outdoor photography, which will bring you back to the magical world of the Harry Potter series and the “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” series, allowing you to spend a day full of magic. Here you can explore the famous scenes designed by the Harry Potter film production team, or you can dress up as a wizard and experience the original worldview and film scenes for yourself.
Harry Potter Studio Tour Tokyo will be completed and opened in the first half of 2023. Tickets are expected to be sold in limited quantities in order to control the number of people.
Entertainment Inc. – Wizarding World publishing rights © J.K. Rowling.
Official Website: Warner Bros.
Other Harry Potter-related attractions in Japan
If you still want to experience the Wizarding World of Harry Potter while riding the rides, then the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Japan (in Osaka) is well worth a visit. Unlike the Harry Potter Studio Tour in London and Tokyo, this is a Wizarding World-themed amusement park. In addition to visiting, resting and dining at Hogwarts castle, The village of Hogsmeade and the Forbidden Forest in the park, you can also experience the wizarding world on a ride through the facilities.
Official website: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Universal Studio Japan, Osaka (USJ)
- Opening hours.
Rail: A few minutes walk from Universal City Station on the JR Nishi Sakurajima Line
By car: Yodogawa Left Coast Line Universal Studios Exit
Daily business hours vary
(currently closed in May 2021 due to New Crown Pneumonia and the Japan Emergency Declaration)
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