Hi,I’m Keiko from Osaka!
Universal Studios Japan’s “Wizarding World of Harry Potter” reproduced the world from Harry Potter movie in a real life!
The castle,Hogwarts Express,shops,atmosphere… everything is just like in the movie.
Harry Potter production designer Stuart Craig helped to build this Harry potter world.
This is a must-see area for any Harry Potter fan!
Here are some helpful tips to enjoy harry potter world for your best-ever visit.
Local Guide:Universal Studios Japan Harry Potter Helpful tips!
Timed Entry TicketsThere are 3 ways of obtaining Timed Entry Tickets.
1.To obtain a Timed Entry Tickets in the park
You can obtain the Timed Entry Tickets at the ticketing site with the Studio Pass of all members of your group.
Designate the time you want to enter the harry potter area.
If you enter the Universal Studio Japan early in the morning, you would probably obtain the Timed Entry Ticket.
Remember,they start admission earlier than park opening time.
It depends on the day how early they start admission,but here are some tips.
Weekdays:10-30 minutes earlier
Busy days:30-60 minutes earlier
Very busy days:60-120 minutes earlier
Therefore, I recommend you to arrive Universal Studios Japan earlier than park opening time.
If “Timed Entry Ticket” reaches the limited number, they will issue “Lottery Ticket”.
If you win the lottery you can enter the Harry Potter area.
This isn’t issued depending on the day,so don’t get your hopes up this Lottery Ticket.
3.To obtain a Timed Entry Tickets in advance
Express pass 7 and 4 includes the harry potter Timed Entry Ticket.
You can purchase Express Pass through travel agency if you are in overseas or you can purchase it at Lawson if you are in Japan.
Please see this article for more details about Express Pass↓
Universal Studios Japan Express Pass Guide!
Tips for 3 must see spots at harry potter area!1.Hogwarts Express
If you are greeted by train conductor,say hello to him.He would be pleased to take a picture with you!
They are taking the commemeorative photo as well.The price is 3,300 yen.
They will lend you Harry Potters scarf or magical wand, so you can get into harry pottter’s character while they are taking photos.
Please be noted that you cannot take photo by your own camera for commemeorative photo.
2.A terrace seat of restaurant Three Broomsticks
You can appreciate Hogwarts castle over the lake at a terrace seat of restaurant Three Broomsticks.
Hogwarts castle reflects in the surface of the lake. It is one of the great spots for any Harry Potter fan in this area.
In the movie, the owl deliver mail to people in the harry potter world.
You can send letters from Owl Post with an official Hogsmeade stamp.
In shop, you can purchase 2 post cards with stamps.(Price:700 yen)
It will be the great memory if you send postcards from this Owl Post.
Here is my video of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter!
Tips for must buy items1.Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans (price:1800 yen)
Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans are one of the most popular sweets in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
It has 20 flavors such as Green Apple,banana,Watermelon,earthworm and soap etc.
This beans is so popular it is usually sold out in the morning.
In my opinion,the worst flavor was Rotten egg taste.
It will be fun if you eat this beans at party!
2.Harry Potter Magical Wand (Price:4900 yen)
Harry Potter Magical Wand is available at Ollivanders shop.There are 7 kinds of Magical Wands.
To experience Universal Studio’s new attraction “Wand Magic”, you can use this Wand.
This magical Wand can actually cast spells like making fire or create snow storm at Hogsmeade’s village.
Your kids will be very pleased to be a wizard at Hogsmeade’s village!
3.Chocolate Frogs (Price:1200 yen)
This is a must have item for Harry Potter fan, get this Chocolate frog as seen in the Harry Potter movies.
It is a very big chocolate weigh more than 200 grams.
The price is reasonable compare to other items.
It will be a good souvenir for your family and friends too!
I hope you enjoy The Wizarding World of Harry Potter using this tips!
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What is the best deal ticket with tight budget for a day in universal studio osaka to get especially for harry potter best experience. Please guidw me thanks.
please refer to the link below how to buy Tickets in advance.
There is a birthday discount(500yen less than the regular ticket).
You need to register club universal to get birthday discount, but I couldn’t find English site.