Akasaka is getting the Harry Potter plaza with a café, magical staircase, and more
The temporary makeover commemorates the Japanese premiere of ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.’
Since the announcement that the Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tokyo – The Making of Harry Potter will open on the old Toshimaen property next year, Potterheads in Tokyo have been buzzing. Following the Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition, Tokyo is gearing up for the Asian premiere of the stage production of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” which will feature a Japanese cast.
A tiny portion of Akasaka near the theatre will be turned into a Harry Potter-themed plaza to commemorate the play’s launch, which will take place on July 8 at the Akasaka ACT Theater.
That includes the connecting staircase between Akasaka Biz Tower and Akasaka ACT Theater, which will be given a makeover inspired by Hogwarts’ moving stairs and dubbed the Wizarding World Gate for the promotion length. The hallway will be decorated with 42 portraits of notable witches and wizards and a sculpture of the Time-Turner from ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.’
More immersive pop-ups are on the way, including a Harry Potter Café where you can enjoy Instagram-worthy snacks inspired by the renowned franchise.
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You won’t have to travel to Universal Studios Japan to get it because Akasaka’s new Wizarding World Street (the short road near Aoyama Flower Market) will include a Harry Potter Mahodokoro shop where you can buy all kinds of the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts memorabilia.
From June 16 to July 7, a series of preview performances for ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will take place before the stage production officially opens to the public on July 8. On June 16, the Harry Potter Mahodokoro shop, Harry Potter café, Wizarding World Gate, and Wizarding World Street will open. The Harry Potter pop-ups have yet to be given an end date.