Harry Potter Tour, Tokyo to Open in June

The Making of Harry Potter: Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tokyo has announced today that it will open to the public on Friday, June 16, 2023. Tickets will go on sale from 14:00 JST on March 22, 2023. Visitors to the new walking tour will be taken behind-the-scenes of the Fantastic Beasts and Harry Potter movies into the amazing world of film production.

Hundreds of millions of people all around the world have been enthralled and inspired by J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books for more than 25 years. Today, the Wizarding World honors the multigenerational fan base of all ages who like these stories and want to learn more about the characters’ magic, the ideals they uphold, and the adventures they go on.

About the Harry Potter Tour

This brand-new Studio Tour, which will debut in Tokyo, will allow fans to enter classic locations like the Great Hall at Hogwarts, Diagon Alley, and the Forbidden Forest where they can view gorgeous costumes, interact with magical animals up close, and discover filming techniques. Fans will also enjoy lots of fun activities including riding a broomstick, drinking a refreshing Butterbeer, appearing in a moving portrait in the halls of Hogwarts, stepping into the crowd of a Quidditch game and shopping from a huge range of products, many of which are only available at Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tokyo.

Hogwarts Train – Platform 9¾

Hogwarts Train - Platform 9¾
Hogwarts Express

The Hogwarts Train on Platform 9¾ was unveiled as the first of several magical film sets at Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tokyo to commemorate the event. The media was allowed to participate in a photo opportunity where they had to “push a tram through the wall to Platform 9¾ and even board the train at a Mana Ashida and Harry Sugiyama event. Visitors to the Studio Tour will be able to experience the same things that Hogwarts students did while travelling to the school and have a better understanding of how they could have felt.

The original Harry Potter filmmakers used actual methods to build the Platform 9¾ set. The Hogwarts Express, a genuine British steam locomotive constructed in 1929 and known as The Dumbleton Hall, is housed there. It was run by the Great Western Railway and ran for more than 35 years before being decommissioned. After being restored in England, the locomotive was brought to Japan to occupy its location at the Studio Tour.

Official Statement From Warner Bros. Studio Tour

VP & GM of the Warner Bros. Studio Tour, Torben Jensen Tokyo – The Making of Harry Potter stated, “I’m really delighted to open the doors on June 16th. The Studio Tour is an entirely unique experience for Harry Potter lovers in Japan. The Studio Tour will uniquely display a variety of magnificent film sets that are one of a kind, in addition to fantastic interactive features, numerous photo opportunities, and the largest Harry Potter shop in the world.

“I love the Harry Potter series, so I’m really delighted to be standing on Platform 9 3/4,” said Ms. Mana Ashida. According to what I’ve heard, some of the sets will be on display for the first time in Japan, so I’m particularly excited to see those.

I’m here today as a presenter, having narrated the English version of the movie that introduces Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tokyo in Japan, and I’m particularly looking forward to discovering the sets for the first time, said Mr. Harry Sugiyama. When I see the Hogwarts Express, I am quite excited.

Great Wizarding Train

The Great Wizarding Train, a set that is unique to Tokyo and was used in Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, is also included in this segment of the Studio Tour. The train car is styled in an art deco manner to fit the time period, and it is embellished with elaborate details that mimic the look of birds eye maple, ebony, and brass inlay strips. The mannequins showcase the outfits of Newt Scamander, Jacob Kowalski, Theseus Scamander, Bunty Broadacre, Yusuf Kama, and Eulalia “Lally” Hicks, portraying the moment where Newt Scamander leads a gallant squad of wizards, witches, and one brave Muggle baker on a perilous expedition.

The largest Harry Potter store in the world, with 14 themed areas that are furnished with more than 7,000 custom-made and specially procured props, will also be located on the Studio Tour. The spaces are exquisitely designed, drawing inspiration from Honeydukes, Ollivanders, Flourish and Blotts, among other stores on Diagon Alley. There will be a vast selection of goods for sale, many of which were created just for Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tokyo. Visitors can also select from a variety of cafes and restaurants that will serve typical British fare like fish and chips, roast beef, English breakfast, and afternoon tea.

Visitors may anticipate spending about four hours touring the only Warner Bros. Studio Tour to open in Asia, which will be the largest indoor Harry Potter experience in the world. The Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tokyo will feature exclusive sets only available in this location, giving visitors an experience unlike any other. This is a continuation of the phenomenal success of the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – the Making of Harry Potter, which opened in 2012 and has maintained exceptional visitor reviews.

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