Warner Brothers Studio Tour

Warner Brothers Studio Tour

Tokyo steps into the world of Harry Potter

June 16 date set for launch of Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tokyo – The Making of Harry Potter.

His popularity travelled quickly across the globe after the first book was published more than quarter of century ago in 1997, and now Harry Potter has officially arrived in Japan.

The latest attraction based around JK Rowling’s boy wizard will open in the Japanese capital in June this year on the former site of the Toshimaen amusement park in Nerima: Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tokyo – The Making of Harry Potter.

The latest Harry Potter attraction will include replica sets from the films along with models of the creatures from the Fantastic Beasts series: key sets created at the site west of Tokyo City will include Diagon Alley, platform nine and three-quarters, the forbidden forest and the Great Hall.

There will be a limit on the daily numbers allowed into the attraction to allow visitors a less crowded experience, with Harry Potter-themed treats available including the world-famous Butterbeer. There will also be makeovers for two train stations including the nearby Toshimaen Station, renovated to resemble Hogsmeade featured in the Harry Potter books.

Development work will continue at the site in the weeks leading up to the June 16 opening, the 90,000m2 area larger than its London counterpart. Since the original Warner Bros. Harry Potter venue opened on the outskirts of London in 2012, 17 million visitors have passed through its doors, with the sister site in Japan expecting to draw devotees of the young wizard from home and abroad.

“The Studio Tour is a completely new experience for Harry Potter fans in Japan and I’m so excited to open the doors,” said Torben Jensen of Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tokyo – The Making of Harry Potter. “In addition to fantastic interactive features and multiple photo opportunities, the Studio Tour will exclusively showcase a number of incredible film sets that are one of a kind.”

Alongside the Harry Potter sets, Fantastic Beasts fans will be able to discover locations from the films including The Great Wizarding Express, a set exclusive to Tokyo which appeared in Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore. The venue will also be home to the largest Harry Potter shop in the world, featuring 14 themed sections decorated with over 7,000 props.

All prices and booking details can be found here.


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