Nintendo Gallery

An Official Nintendo Museum Called Nintendo Gallery Is Opening In Japan

It’s not the announcement we’ve been waiting for, but Nintendo has confirmed that they will open a gallery to showcase the many products that have launched throughout their history.

It’s planned that the Nintendo Gallery will open before the end of March 2024 and be located at the Nintendo Uji Ogura Plant in Kyoto.

Obviously when borders open, it’ll be worth traveling to Japan for the Nintendo Gallery and Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Tokyo.

THE ANNOUNCEMENT ON NINTENDO’S WEBSITE READS:

Nintendo Co., Ltd. (HQ: Minami-ku, Kyoto; Representative Director and President: Shuntaro Furukawa) is pleased to announce that its Nintendo Uji Ogura Plant (Ogura-cho, Uji-city, Kyoto) and the land surrounding the building will be used as a new gallery to showcase the many products Nintendo has launched over its history.

Nintendo has been discussing the possibility of building a gallery, as a way to share Nintendo’s product development history and philosophy with the public. To this end, the Nintendo Uji Ogura Plant will be renovated to accommodate the gallery, a decision reached after taking consideration of The City of Uji’s plan of re-developing the nearby Ogura Station area.

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The Nintendo Uji Ogura Plant was built in 1969, and was known as the “Uji Plant.” The name of the facility changed to “Uji Ogura Plant” in 1988, after the construction, extension and renovation of the current Uji Plant (Makishima-cho, Uji-city, Kyoto). The Uji Ogura Plant has been used to manufacture both playing cards and Hanafuda cards, and it also operated as a customer service center for product repairs. Discussion of how to use the Uji Ogura Plant began after these functions were transferred to the current Uji Plant in November 2016.

The facility, tentatively named “Nintendo Gallery”, where Nintendo’s historical products will be showcased, and exhibits and experiences will be available, is expected to be completed within our 2023 Fiscal Year, which ends in March 2024.

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