The Harry Potter series of books and films, one of the most successful of our time, is being turned into a museum exhibit here in Tokyo.

After delighting millions of fans in cities such as Boston, Toronto, Sydney and New York (actually, New York got it twice due to popular demand), it’s now time for the Harry Potter exhibition to stop in Tokyo. Don’t go there only expecting showcases of movie props and costumes behind glass, though, this event is interactive.

The blockbuster exhibit will feature displays inspired by the different sets of Hogwarts, also known as the (fictional) School of Wizardry and Witchcraft, where the bespectacled young man and his posse learned their tricks. Those familiar with the movies will be able to recognize different areas of the school, such as the dormitory, the common room, classrooms, and even the Forbidden Forest. Of course costumes and props will be a big part of the event, which will take place over a 1,400 square meters surface.

Visitors can do more than just take a look – fancy sitting on Hagrid’s massive armchair in a hut, tossing a Quaffle ball in a Quidditch area, or even pull your own screaming mandrake? Even if you don’t know what that all means, it’s all possible…

Tickets are limited to 2-hour blocks, and must be booked in advance.

Harry Potter Exhibition in Tokyo (click for more info)

When: June 22- Sept. 16, 10:00-22:00

Where: Mori Arts Centre Gallery (see map)

How much: ¥2,500 (adults)/¥2,000 (univ.) /¥1,500 (JHS/HS)/¥1,000 (Primary school)

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