Finally! You can now interact with the magical creatures that appear in Harry Potter! Hurry to USJ!

A new magic experience content “Magical Creatures Encounter ~ Encounter with Magical Creatures ~” has appeared in the popular area “Wizarding World of Harry Potter” of Universal Studios Japan (USJ). It will be held for a limited time from March 17, 2023 (Friday).

New content to interact with “magical creatures” in the Harry Potter area of USJ

Since its opening in 2014, “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” has fascinated many “Harry Potter” fans both in Japan and overseas. A talking portrait, a howling mandrake, a fire burning with spells. It is a popular area where you can enjoy a one-of-a-kind magical experience through content that reproduces various things that appear in the series.

This time, the new “Magical Creatures Encounter-Encounter with Magical Creatures-” is a content featuring magical creatures with rich emotions. You can enjoy realistic contact with magical creatures that you can feel the vitality of their fur, gestures, cries, and breathing.

“Hippogriff Magical Lesson”

“Hippogriff Magical Lesson” is a thrilling show in which the “Hippogriff” that the main character Harry met in the magical creature breeding class in the third installment of the series “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” appears in front of you.

A half-bird-half-horse magical creature with an eagle-like head, a horse-like body, sharp claws, and scaled wings. You can learn how to interact with “Hippogriffs” together with the students of Dormitory 4, while being careful not to offend the proud magical creatures who value the display of respect.

“Hogsmeade Magical Creatures Meet”

In Hogsmeade Village during the period, “Niffler” who escaped from the trunk of Newt, the main character of the “Fantastic Beasts” series, “Pygmy Puff” known as Ginny Weasley’s pet, and “Baby Dragon” just hatched from the egg. ” Three types of magical creatures appear. Be careful of unpredictable situations due to magical creatures, and enjoy taking pictures and interacting with them carefully.

“Hogsmeade Magical Creatures Meet”


USJ “Magical Creatures Encounter ~Encounter with Magical Creatures~”
【Event Period】 From Friday, March 17, 2023
【Official Website】

■ “Hippogriff Magical Lesson”
【Place】 Performance stage
【Performance time/number of performances】 Approximately 10 minutes, held 8 to 10 times a day
*The start time and number of sessions will vary depending on the day.

■ “Hogsmeade Magical Creatures Meet”
[Niffler] In front of Owls Post
[Baby Dragon] Square next to Hogsmeade Station
[Pygmy Puff] next to Zonko’s ‘Prank Shop’
【Frequency】 8 to 10 times a day