Enter the World of Your Favourite Netflix Reveals at This Pop-up Occasion in Harajuku
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by Andy Flores | Might 31, 2023
Consideration TV geeks! Should you’re headed to Japan anytime quickly, right here’s some information for you: Netflix is holding a large pop-up occasion in Tokyo till 11 June and also you wouldn’t wish to miss it!
Solely On Netflix Japan — occurring at Q Plaza within the ultra-fashionable district of Harajuku — invitations followers of Stranger Issues, Emily in Paris, Wednesday, and different Netflix authentic reveals to expertise its themed rooms, full with immersive actions and Insta-perfect installations that promise to have interaction all of the senses.
Assume teamLAB — Netflix version.
This author stopped by Solely On Netflix Japan final week to take a look at what the thrill is all about. Learn up and sneak a peek into the thrilling occasion:
Love or Journey
There are two routes you may take: Love or Journey. Every choice options three Netflix reveals which can be wildly fashionable in Japan. It’s as much as you which ones one you’ll join.
Your entire course of both route lasts for about half-hour, with a most of 10 minutes per present’s themed zone. Every part is timed. You possibly can’t enter a brand new zone till your time is up within the room you’re at present in. You can also’t return when you’ve entered one other zone, so make one of the best of your keep in every room. You’ll go in teams of six, and in case you’re flying solo, don’t fear, there are Netflix employees members on standby to take your images.
Any romantic soul will certainly have a candy time down the Love route, which permits friends to snap and print footage on the picture sales space of the fake snow-blanketed zone of the tear-jerker Japanese drama that’s First Love.
In the identical route, you may be transported to a backyard from the Regency period (Bridgerton followers, that is for you!), and get the possibility to safe a love lock as you’ll on Ponts des Arts, a bridge constructed over the Seine River and one of many notable filming areas of Emily in Paris.
Personally, I discovered the Journey route extra intriguing, in order that’s what I took.
The primary cease of the Journey route is the dorm room of Wednesday and Enid from Netflix’s Addams Household spin-off Wednesday.
The room is decked to appear to be what you’d see on the present, full with props like Wednesday’s black cello and typewriter, and there’s additionally the spider web-like stained glass window that works nice as a backdrop for pics.
A “particular” nook within the Wednesday zone will entice you in a tiny, dizzying room of mirrors that’s enjoying a video of Wednesday’s viral dance on loop. Don’t neglect to take a kaleidoscopic mirror selfie right here—one thing that slipped off my thoughts attributable to sheer pleasure.
Subsequent up is the Stranger Issues zone, which might go off as a spot from The Upside Down. It’s darkish, slender, and fairly…creepy.
Our group might have set free a shriek a few occasions in that room for some unintentional scares we got here throughout alongside the way in which, primarily as a result of we might barely see! Eek!
The Journey route ends within the ~Borderlands~.
Impressed by the second season of Netflix Japan’s record-setting sequence Alice In Borderland, the zone is significantly larger than the earlier two.
Upon getting into, we—now known as “gamers”—have been welcomed by a display to the “sport.” On one facet, there’s a wall of delivery containers like these used within the King of Golf equipment sport, and on the opposite facet, there have been 5 stands with tablets. We have been to play the Steadiness Scale sport of the King of Diamonds—sans the brutal deaths, clearly (or so we hoped).
The principles have been no much less headache-inducing than what was laid out on the present, and truthfully, I simply relied on my instincts reasonably than my common math abilities. I will need to have finished one thing proper as a result of I gained! The prize? Nothing however bragging rights. Ha!
Some extra picture spots adopted the sport web site, together with a nook with pink laser-like lights and a wall displaying the duvet artwork of the Haro Aso-penned manga that the sequence was based mostly upon.
General, it was a enjoyable expertise, however I gotta say I’m a bit envious of those that took the Love route coz they bought to take dwelling some good souvenirs with them.
In case you get hungry after finishing your chosen route, you may have a snack or some refreshments on the primary ground of Q Plaza. The occasion’s meals kiosks are, after all, Netflix-inspired.
Should you want a caffeine repair, have a sip of the First Love espresso, which comes with a particular cup. Or, for the reason that climate’s getting hotter, you may get some ice cream at Scoops Ahoy as seen in Stranger Issues. On the lookout for one thing heavier to fill you up? Attempt the pizza at Surfer Boy Pizza—additionally from Stranger Issues.
The grub space was so packed once I went that I heartbreakingly determined to skip the meals expertise. *SOB*
Splurge on merch!
Official Netflix items are exhausting to come back by, so take the chance to seize all of the merch you need on the store!
From shirts and luggage to keychains and stationery, the choice of merchandise is surprisingly huge! Goodies from different Netflix reveals that aren’t featured within the expertise zones are additionally accessible. (I noticed lots of Squid Sport stuff!)
As a fan of Alice in Borderland, I went straight to the present’s shelf, which was stacked with all of the volumes of the manga, together with the Retry sequels, and a few character L-folders. I picked up what I wished to get and proceeded to the check-out counter.
Should you’re shopping for something from the store, take observe which you can’t pay on your buy with money. The store accepts card and native e-wallet funds solely.
Stopping by Solely On Netflix Japan was the very very first thing I did upon arriving in Tokyo from Osaka. I used to be exhausted, however the expertise was completely value my whereas. In spite of everything, it’s not on daily basis I get to say that I performed a sport within the Borderlands…and gained.
Solely On Netflix Japan
Official Web site: oonjp.com
Location: Q Plaza, Harajuku
Subway Cease: Harajuku Station on the JR Yamanote Line
Slots are working out quick for each Love and Journey routes and can solely reopen if anyone cancels their current reserving, so be certain that to maintain tabs on the reservation web site! Should you don’t handle to e-book a slot earlier than your journey cease by the occasion anyway. The store and the meals kiosks are open to everybody!
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