Back to Hogwarts 10th Anniversary Event at Universal Studios Japan


This year marks the 10th anniversary of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” at Universal Studios Japan. To celebrate this milestone, the park will be hosting an exclusive special event called “Back to Hogwarts” on Sunday, September 1, 2024.

After the park closes on September 1, lucky park guests will be able to enjoy the Wizarding World of Harry Potter’s 10th-anniversary areas, shops, attractions, and special limited-time entertainment. In the world of the series, September 1st marks the start of the new term at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The special event will be limited to 934 participants, a nod to Platform 9¾, the departure and arrival station of the Hogwarts Express.

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Ticketing Information

Date: Sunday, September 1, 2024 21:30-22:30
Price: “9/1 Back to Hogwarts™ Special Event Pass” Adults and Children ¥9,400 including tax
Note: Access to the event will be decided by a lottery system. In addition to the regular 1-Day Studio Pass, winners will receive a coupon to participate in this event. Event tickets will not be sold separately.

Lottery application period

  • First lottery application period: June 27th (Thursday) 12:00 to July 7th (Sunday) 23:59
  • Second lottery application period: Monday, July 15, 2024, 12:00 to Sunday, July 21, 2024, 23:59
  • First-come-first-served sales: July 29, 2024 (Monday) 12:00 to August 18, 2024 (Sunday) 22:00 

For more information visit the official Universal Studios Japan website.

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Book Your Flight

I use Google Flights & Momodo to find affordable flights. Another great way is to sign up for Scott’s Cheap Flights to get notifications of cheap fares, which happens often in Japan. You’ll sometimes stumble on cheap flights to Kansai International Airport.

Buy Your Shinkansen Tickets (Bullet Train)

Getting around Japan by the world-renowned bullet train, known as the Shinkansen, is incredibly fast, reliable, and affordable for visitors. You can travel from Tokyo to Osaka in just over 2 hours. Get the JR Rail Pass to save a ton of money on the bullet train for your trip.

Book Your Hotel

Universal Studios Japan has affordable accommodations that are steps away from the park and have easy access to Osaka. I recommend checking prices through Booking.com followed by the hotels directly. Sometimes you’re able to score some incredible deals. Here’s a short list of hotels at Universal Studios Japan I recommend.

  • The Park Front Hotel at Universal Studios Japan – You’re directly in front of the Park gates and have instant access to Universal CityWalk Osaka. The rooms are gorgeous, with restaurants and even a Lawson (Japanese convenience store).
  • The Singulari HOTEL & SKYSPA – Attached to the train station is a fantastic hotel for those who want a comfortable, clean, and stylish place to sleep. After a long day at Universal Studios Japan, the rooftop sento (public bath) is excellent for unwinding and relaxing.
  • Hotel Universal Port – This is an excellent hotel for the Minion fan in your family, only a 5-minute walk from Universal Studios Japan. It also boasts the largest breakfast buffet in Japan, a must during your visit.

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In advance, save time and stress by buying your tickets and Express Pass for Universal Studios Japan.

Stay Connected

Universal Studios Japan only offers free Wi-Fi at the entrance to the Park. That’s not enough to stay connected and share your day with everyone back home to give them FOMO on Instagram. Here’s how you can stay connected while travelling in Japan.

  • Pocket Wi-Fi – If you’re travelling with a group or have multiple devices, this is your best and most affordable way to stay connected to the internet. Pick up and drop off at the airport. Easy.
  • Japan SIM Card – If you have an unlocked phone and need a Japanese phone number, this is the best and easiest way.

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