A new Harry Potter attraction at Universal Studios in Japan's western city of Osaka opened on July 15th to crowds of fans eager to be among the first to experience the magic of JK Rowling's stories brought to life.
The Japanese attraction is only the second in the world after Universal Studios in Florida.
English actor Tom Felton, who plays Harry Potter's rival Draco Malfoy and actress Evanna Lynchwho plays Luna Lovegood in the movie series, attended the opening ceremony.
"I'm so excited to see the Japanese fans getting the opportunity to walk through this fabulous park. Very pleased to see some Slytherin t-shirts over there as well. Some home support, so thank you very much for having us," said actor Tom Felton.
Actress Evanna Lynch said, "Thank you for sharing your passion and your enthusiasm for the films and books with us as all because it means so much after all these years to still have that love."
As for the Japanese fans, they seemed delighted to finally get to walk through the wizarding world they have read about for so long.