Are you game for escaping Tokyo and entering the Hogwarts Universe? It is possible – and oh, so easy! Just take the Harry Potter Studio Tour.
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What is the Harry Potter Studio Tour?
The Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tokyo – The Making of Harry Potter transports visitors into the Hogwarts Universe. Here, you can learn everything you ever wanted to know about the making of the Harry Potter movies!
Authentic movie sets allow you to enter into and experience Harry Potter’s life. The first venue you’ll visit is the Hogwarts Great Hall. Inside, Hogwarts opens the door into the academy, its living quarters and classrooms. You can also stroll through the Forbidden Forest and down Diagon Alley. Hagrid’s Hut and Number 4 Privet Drive, Harry’s original home, is open to visitors. And, yes – you’ll even be able to board the Hogwarts Express from Platform 9 ¾!
On the Harry Potter Studio Tour, you’ll also be peeking behind the scenes to discover how special effects were done, and see the props and wardrobe collections. You can watch a Quidditch game, fly on a broom and participate in other activities. Oh – and you’ll be visiting with some unique animatronic creatures that have come straight off the screen and into this Warner Bros. Studio Tour.
During your Studio Tour, you’ll have plenty of photo opportunities – like flying on a broomstick!
Plan on spending between three and four hours in order to thoroughly enjoy this Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tokyo – The Making of Harry Potter.
And to keep you fueled for all the adventures, the Studio Tour has several restaurants:
- Frog Café – Stop here before or after the tour for some otherworldly sweets and designer coffees.
- The Food Hall – At this restaurant, you can feast on more substantial food before or after exploring the Harry Potter Studio Tour. This venue specializes in British-inspired fare.
- Backlot Café – If hunger hits you midway through your tour, then pick up a quick meal or snack here. Partake of magical drinks that change color and taste as you sip on them, or enjoy a Hogwarts-themed meal.
And don’t forget to stop by the Butterbeer Bar for a tankard of that fantastic wizarding brew, Butterbeer!
You can purchase souvenirs of your visit to Hogwarts at the Studio Tour Shop. Here you’ll find exclusive Wizarding World products to continue your cosplay at home.
Be forewarned: There are no ATMs on the Studio Tour, so be sure to bring plenty of funds (or a credit card) with you for food and gifts!
How to Get to the Harry Potter Studio Tour Tokyo
Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tokyo is on the grounds of the former Toshimaen Amusement Park in Nerima City (address: 1-1-7 Kasugacho, Nerima ward). The nearest train station is Toshimaen on the Oedo and Ikebukuro/Toshima lines. The train ride from Ikebukuro station in central Tokyo to Toshimaen station takes about 15 minutes. Once at the Toshimaen station, the Harry Potter Studio is only a five-minute walk away.
If you’re coming with your own car or scooter, parking costs JPY 1,800 (approx. USD 12). Due to limited space, reservations are necessary. Bicycle parking is directly outside the theme park; ask a staff member for assistance and show your Studio Tour ticket.
Tickets and Entry Details about the Harry Potter Studio Tokyo
So – are you ready to be Harry or Hermione – or another, favorite Harry Potter character? Are you ready to watch a Quidditch game and fly a broom?
Then get ready to enjoy the Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tokyo and learn about The Making of Harry Potter!
Tickets for adults (over 18 years old) cost JPY 6,300 (approx. USD 43). For Juniors (ages 12-17), they are JPY 5,200 (approx. USD 36) and for children (ages 4-11), they are JPY 3,800 (approx. USD 26). Children under 4 enter free.
The Harry Potter Studio Tour is accessible to those with special needs. Caretakers enter for free. Service dogs are allowed.
Studio Tour tickets must be bought in advance, as they are not available for purchase on site. All tickets are digital. A limited number of visitors are allowed during any one time slot, so reserve your tickets early. You may get them through Klook, an authorized distributor.
Opening hours vary during the year, depending on the season. Typically, the grounds open at 08:30 (8:30 a.m.), with the first tour beginning at 09:00 (9 am). The final tour of the day starts at 18:30 (6:30 pm), with the attraction closing at 22:00 (10 pm).