This winter, Hogwarts Express departs from Tokyo Station, not from London! Every fan of the Harry Potter series would love to experience the world of Harry’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. In the ongoing exhibition “Harry Potter and the History of Magic” at Tokyo Station Gallery this dream will come true. Experience how it would feel if you were a student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry!
More than 20 years have passed since the first book of the world’s best-selling “Harry Potter” series was published in 1997. But the “magic” of the story about Harry and his friends hasn’t faded a bit. The exhibition “Harry Potter: A History of Magic” allows visitors to trace the history of enchantment, divination, and witchcraft once people believed in. The various valuable materials stem mainly from the British Library’s collection. The exhibition consists of 10 chapters according to the subjects taught at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
The venue is divided into 10 chapters with interesting titles such as “Alchemy”, “Herbology”, and “Magic Creatures”.The highlights of the exhibition are drafts and sketches by J.K. Rolling, the author of “Harry Potter”.
Of course, a lot of exhibits are directly related to the story of “Harry Potter”.
My personal highlight was the exhibition of Japanese “fantastic beasts”, like a kappa and a dragon mummy. These exhibits stem from the 17th century!
Don’t miss the museum shop!
The admission ticket for this exhibition requires a reservation for a specific date, but there are already sold-out slots, so if you want to visit the museum, please secure your ticket as soon as possible.
TOKYO STATION GALLERY
1-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Nearest stations: Tokyo Station, Otemachi Station, Nijubashimae Station
Harry Potter: A History Of Magic
Admission: General 2500 yen, high school/university students 1500 yen, elementary/junior high school students 500 yen.
As a general rule, admission tickets must be purchased in advance with a designated date and time (sold as Lawson tickets). Same-day tickets will be sold at Tokyo Station Gallery Counter when Lawson Ticket still has tickets left.