[Update, June 15] Discover all there is to know about the massive new Harry Potter attraction in Tokyo, including how to get tickets, via our ultimate guide to Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tokyo – The Making of Harry Potter.
Get your robes and wands ready because Tokyo is finally getting its own Harry Potter attraction this summer! Officially called the Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tokyo – The Making of Harry Potter, the upcoming facility is modelled on the Warner Bros. Studio Tour in London and will open on the former site of the Toshimaen amusement park in Nerima on Friday June 16 2023.
Like the original Warner Bros. Studio Tour, this Tokyo facility will boast a wide range of exhibits, covering costumes, props, special effects and models used to make the beloved Harry Potter films. (Side note: the entire collection of Harry Potter films has recently been added to Netflix Japan and is now available for streaming).
You can also look forward to exploring key sets for places like Diagon Alley, platform nine and three-quarters, the forbidden forest and the Great Hall. Speaking of the Great Hall, there’ll be plenty of wizarding treats to tuck into between touring each section, including sweets from the Chocolate Frog Café, Butterbeer and classic British dishes (for the muggles).
The generation who entered the world of JK Rowling with the Fantastic Beasts franchise won’t be at a loss either, as the attraction will be dedicated to both the Harry Potter movies and the spin-off series. The ‘beasts’ might even be the very first thing you encounter – officials have announced that the entrance will include a landscaping area with models of the creatures featured in the franchise.
Tickets will be available for booking online from 2pm JST on March 22. The first round of ticket sales will be for visits between June 16 and September 30 2023. You can also get tickets via our affiliate partner Klook.
Adult tickets (ages 18 and over) are priced at ¥6,300 per person, junior tickets (ages 12 to 17) are ¥5,200 and child tickets (ages 4 to 11) are ¥3,800. Admission is free for children under the age of 4.
In addition to the new studio tour, two Tokyo train stations will be getting a Wizarding World-themed makeover. Naturally, this includes Toshimaen Station, which will be renovated to resemble the Hogsmeade train station featured in the Harry Potter books.
The second station set to undergo renovations is Ikebukuro Station, though these modifications (inspired by King's Cross train station in London) will primarily be for two platforms used for trains servicing Toshimaen. Renovations for the stations are projected to be completed in the spring.
For more information, check out the Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tokyo – The Making of Harry Potter website.
This article was published on March 29 2021 and updated on March 20 2023.
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