A day at Harry Potter Park in Osaka, Japan

A day at Harry Potter Park in Osaka, Japan

Apart from a bustling Tokyo or a romantic city as Kyoto, Osaka holds its own as an ideal destination for relaxing. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is an absolute must-visit when you are in Osaka. Whether you are a casual fan or a diehard Potterhead is not important, entrance its gate and you will be transported into a charming Harry Potter magic world. To help plan your trip well in this theme park, here is some useful knowledge for you before visiting.

Background Information:

This theme park is established in 2014, which is located in the campus of Osaka Universal Studio. It was built based on the Harry Potter franchise, adapting elements from the Warner Brother’s film series and original novels by J.K.Rowling.

Being dissimilar from 2 branches in Orlando and Hollywood, the park in Osaka consists of the village of Hogsmeade, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ride, and Flight of the Hippogriff rollercoaster.

In the opening ceremony of Harry Potter theme park, there is the participation of 2 famous actors of this film series are Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) and Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood).

This is the second Wizarding World of Harry Potter in the world. The first one was opened in 2010 on the stretch of adventure islands of Orlando Universal, Florida, in America. The third theme park is in Hollywood Universal Studio, California.

1. Hogwarts Castle:

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The stunning illumination of Hogwarts

The highlight point of this playground is the highest position of Hogwarts Castle. When it gets dark, this is the best time that you can admire the illumination of Hogwarts against the blanket of night sky, as well as Hogsmeade Village.

Tourists will have chance to only enjoy the majestic architecture in the Wizarding World in tranquil atmosphere but also look forward to observing the Expecto Patronum Night Show.

2. Delicious Butterbeer:

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Don't miss Butterbeer when visiting this place

Drinking this special beer should definitely be on your bucket list. Basing on the season, two out of three flavors (warm, cold, and frozen) will be available. For an experience same as the novels and films, visitors are suggested to pick up the cold one.

This theme park also serves the drink both in a typical plastic cup of a collective mug. If you want an exotic keepsake to bring home, choose the latter.

Butterbeer is sold at two locations: Three Broomstricks and Hog’s Head.

3. Enchanting Street Shows:

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If you are a big fan of Harry Potter, don't miss these street shows

Three street recreation shows in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter are taken place at different timings. The most favorite performance is the Triwizard Spirit Rally which showcases the interesting wizards and stunning witches from Beauxbatons Academy of Magic and Durmstrang Institute.

In addition, if you are a hardcore fan, don’t miss the Frog Choir show by the students and their pet frogs. As in the franchise, it’s an initial ritual welcoming students come to Hogwarts at the beginning of school year.

Visitors should be sure to take part in these shows early in order to get the most comfortable seats in the house in case of huge crowd watching.

4. Ollivanders Wands Store:

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Impressive Ollivanders Wands Store

Your journey to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is not perfect without a travel to Ollivanders Wands Store. Just the same as Harry Potter did when preparing for his 1st year in Hogwarts, access the old Wands store and choose the most vital thing for your school supplies.

In this place, there is always a small show where a member of the wizarding staff will pick a lucky customer to experience the ritual step of the wand choosing its owner. The magic staffs will typically get the most enthusiastic guests, so visitors had better not be scary to make yourselves stand out.

5. The Expecto Patronum Night Show:

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The amazing presentation and exotic emotion will frighten most of visitors

If you have seen the Harry Potter film series, you will recognize who dementors are and what they treat their victims. Wanderers will have chance to enjoy an amazing presentation and an exotic emotion that everyone swear that they never desire to experience twice.

This night show imitates the way Hogwarts pupils fighting to defeat demendors. The viewers are able to watch a blinding and shining white light in the form of a mysterious creature to exist before their eyes. This Expecto Patronum Night Show is truly a magical experience that travelers should try once.

Some tips for visting in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter:

The park is traveled by most of people in the mid-morning until late afternoon. Visitors are recommended to go with the main rides first thing in the morning and visit the shops in this place about three hours before these stores close.

Wander the attractions in the morning, so you are able to enjoy the rest of the theme park in the late afternoon and the early evening.

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