The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (Universal Studios Japan)

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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Hogwarts Castle, which houses Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, at Universal Studios Japan
LocationUniversal Studios Japan
OpenedJuly 15, 2014[1][2]
ThemeHarry Potter (book series, film series and universe)

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is a themed area based on the Harry Potter series built at Universal Parks & Resorts' Universal Studios Japan theme park in Osaka, Japan. Not to be confused with Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter at Leavesden Studios, it is a collaboration of Universal Parks & Resorts and Warner Bros. Entertainment. It opened to the public on July 15, 2014.

It contains the Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ride and the Flight of the Hippogriff roller coaster that debuted at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort in 2010. The village of Hogsmeade is also recreated.[1] Two features in the Japanese park not found in Orlando are Hogwarts's Black Lake and live owls.[2]


The table below shows the different attractions across the area. [3]

Name Type of Attraction
Flight of the Hippogriff Ride
Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey Ride
Frog Choir Show
Ollivanders Experience in Hogsmeade Show
Triwizard Spirit Rally Show
Wand Studies Show
Hog's head Dining
Three Broomsticks Dining
Dervish and Banges Shops
Filch's Emporium of Confiscated Goods Shops
Honeydukes Shops
Ollivanders Wand Shop in Hogsmeade Shops
Owl Post & Owlery Shops
Wiseacre's Wizarding Equipment Shops
Gladrags Wizardwear Shops
Zonko's Joke Shop Shops

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  1. ^ a b Bevil, Dewayne (18 April 2014). "Universal Studios Japan: Wizarding World of Harry Potter to open July 15". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 12 September 2014.
  2. ^ a b Cripps, Karla (16 July 2014). "Universal Studios Japan's 'Wizarding World of Harry Potter' opens". CNN. Retrieved 12 September 2014.
  3. ^ "ユニバーサル・スタジオ・ジャパン|USJ". Universal Studios Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved 2022-08-03.