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Warner Bros Studio Tour heading to Tokyo in 2023

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Warner Bros Studio Tour Tokyo – The Making of Harry Potter is set to open on the grounds of Toshimaen amusement park in Japan in the first half of 2023.

Warner Bros Studio Tours, Warner Bros Japan, Seibu Railway Co Ltd, Itochu Corporation, and Fuyo General Lease Co Ltd have executed an agreement to develop the attraction.

These parties plan to work in cooperation and proceed with construction of the Studio Tokyo Tour, which is set to open in the first half of 2023 in Nerima, Tokyo.

It will be located on the grounds of Toshimaen amusement park, which is scheduled to close at the end of August 2020.

Warner Bros Studio Tour Tokyo will be developed in phases, and will be the second of its kind in the world, after Warner Bros Studio Tour London.

Toshimaen is closing at the end of August

Slytherin Common Room Warner Bros Studio Tour London
Warner Bros Studio Tour London

The indoor attraction will offer experiential entertainment in Japan, taking visitors on an exciting behind-the-scenes tour of the Wizarding World.

The Studio Tour Tokyo will feature special elements, including movie sets that were designed and built by the creators of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts.

Visitors will get to explore original costumes and props, all while discovering how the world’s favourite book series was brought to life on the big screen.

The tour covers an area of approximately 30,000 square metres. The exhibition space within the ‘sound stage’ and ‘backlot’ zones will take around half a day to walk through.

Behind-the-scenes tour of the Wizarding World

Gringotts Wizarding Bank at the Harry Potter studio tour
Warner Bros Studio Tour London

The open space located outside the tour’s entrance will be a landscaped area with bespoke sculptures of mystical characters from the films.

As for social distancing, ticket allocation for Studio Tour Tokyo will be controlled to allow the optimal number of people inside at any one time.

The studio tour project will be different to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter areas at Universal Parks and Resorts, which include rides and attractions.

Meanwhile, Warner Bros is expanding its retail offering, opening the first official Harry Potter flagship store in New York City.

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Bea Mitchell

Bea is a journalist specialising in entertainment, attractions and tech with 10 years' experience. She has written and edited for publications including CNET, BuzzFeed, Digital Spy, Evening Standard and BBC. Bea graduated from King's College London and has an MA in journalism.

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