The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Japan

[Qi Tyng Leong | Contributing Writer]

When in Japan, I visited The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, which is part of Universal Studios. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is different from the Warner Brothers Studios in Watford… because it’s a theme park!


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I was greeted by the iconic Weasley’s Ford Anglia crashed into a tree at the entrance. Once inside, I made my way to a restaurant modelled after the Three Broomsticks where food and drinks were served, The Hog’s Head was actually connected to the Three Broomsticks. I got to choose between two options of butterbeer in Japan; they had the same version we have at the Warner Bros Studios and they had the blended version. Personally, I think the one by Warner Bros is tastier.


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The Hog’s Head’s visitors were able to order a crafted beer specially made for the bar called the Hog’s Head Brew. I didn’t get to try it because of the long queue! For those unwilling to queue for beers, there were butterbeer barrel caravans around the Wizarding World. I noticed that the Warner Bros Studios offered a souvenir cup or a tankard, while the Wizarding World only had a normal soft plastic cup or a tankard.


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The Owl Post was opposite the Three Broomsticks, it doubled as a souvenir shop. The owls sat along the walls were animatronic so they gave a realistic vibe. The shop I had been most eager to visit was Ollivanders; the wands were on sale and there were were signs along the shelves describing the different types of wood used.


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There was a life-sized Great Lake and a replica of the Hogwarts castle. I went into the castle and saw the