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New Harry Potter Theme Park to Open in Tokyo in 2023

A new theme park based on the Harry Potter film series, only second of its kind, is set to open in the first half of 2023 in Tokyo! Source: Jennyfer Rubio/Pixabay Pretty soon, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Studios Japan will not be the only place for Japan’s Harry Potter fandom to experience the wizarding world. It will soon be joined by a new theme park based on the Harry Potter films. The park, set to open in the first half of 2023, will be constructed on the site of Toshimaen, a 94-year old amusement park in Tokyo that will be permanently closing its doors end of August announced Kyodo News.    However, you might be a...

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Yokohama Anpanman Children’s Museum and Mall

Dedicated to Anpanman, a popular children’s book adapted to animation series, the Yokohama Anpanman Children’s Museum brings you into the world of Anpanman and his friends through its series of interactive exhibits. Most of the action is on the top most floor of this three-storey museum, at Nakayoshi Town. Here you’ll find dioramas of Anpanman characters, some of which are interactive showcases. Whether you want to enter them, ride them or turn it into a photo opportunity, it’s up to you. The second floor houses Fureai Town, where there are a few rides and an Anpanman Handicraft Classroom open for little ones to get hands-on and craft Anpanman’s face. Craft sessions are on a first-come first-serve basis and the theme...

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Yokohama Cup Noodles Museum: Make Your Own Tasty Chicken Ramen

The Cup Noodles Museum is not just another museum that simply showcases the history of instant ramen. Opened by the Nissin Food Company, the Cup Noodles Museum, dedicated to instant noodles, cup noodles and its founder, Momofuku Ando, inspires creative thinking with its combination of quirky exhibits and hands-on workshops. Start exploring the museum at the Instant Noodles History Cube, where you’ll get to see the visual representation of the growth of the instant noodles starting from Chicken Ramen. Drop in to the Momofuku Theatre to learn all about Momofuku Ando, the man who created the world’s first instant Ramen, and the story behind that creation. While the show is in Japanese, translations in other languages are available, including English....

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National Museum of Nature and Science: A Lesson in Natural History

Keep an eye out for a large blue whale sculpture and you would have found the National Museum of Nature and Science. Located at Ueno Park, the museum exploring everything from dinosaurs to the latest technological advances in the world. Photo credits GPlusMedia The museum consists of two buildings, one for each of the two permanent galleries—The Japan Gallery and The Global Gallery. Spread between them is a collection of artefacts so extensive, you will probably need hours to tour the museum in its entirety. The Japan Gallery (Nihonkan) The Japan Gallery is focused on the Japanese Islands, from the history and nature of the islands to the people as well as the flora and fauna of the islands. The...

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Legoland Discovery Centre: Discover Bricks, Rides, a Mini-Tokyo & More!

Located within Odaiba’s ship-themed shopping mall, the Decks Tokyo Beach Mall is a mini Lego universe, the Legoland Discovery Centre, which is a much tamer version of the Legoland Theme Park but nonetheless fun. Photo credits Legoland Discovery Centre Start your voyage at the Lego Factory where you’ll be able to get an idea of how the bricks are made. Photo credits JAPANiCAN Photo credits Legoland Discovery Centre The theme park helps to stimulate creativity and imagination in little ones with their several build and play zones, such as the LEGO® City Builder, LEGO® Racers: Build and Test. DUPLO® Village has a brick pond, large soft play bricks and a tunnel slide for the little tots. Photo credits Legoland Discovery...

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