Nintendo Museum is Japan’s newest attraction | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

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Consider checking this out during your next trip to Japan



From anime and manga to sushi, ramen, and virtually their entire cuisine, we have lots to thank Japan for—despite everything that transpired between 1942 and 1945. And that includes Nintendo, who announced the opening of the Nintendo Museum in Uji-city, Kyoto later this year. 

Japan’s newest attraction chronicles Nintendo’s 135-year history—tracing the development of the company’s iconic lineup of hardware and software—through traditional displays and interactive experiences.

READ: 25 must-see museums and galleries around the world

The Nintendo Museum is located at the Uji Ogura Plant. The company once used it “to manufacture both playing cards and Hanafuda cards, and it also operated as a customer service center for product repairs,” shares Nintendo.

Early drawing of the Nintendo Museum
Early drawing of the Nintendo Museum

“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,” they said in a statement.

The news was broken in Nintendo’s latest financial earnings report. Behind an uptick in sales and profit, they announced the museum’s completion, which was initially scheduled to open in 2021. 

Overhead view of the Nintendo Museum
Overhead view of the Nintendo Museum

The report says, “The museum building is already complete and we are currently getting ready for opening. Since we anticipate these preparations will take some time, we have set the opening for Fall 2024.” It mentions, “Going forward, we will continue to create points of contact with consumers by promoting various initiatives that utilize Nintendo IP in a wide range of fields.”

Included in the report was additional information on the second Super Mario film, which is intended to hit theaters in April 2026. They also mentioned the previously-announced live-action “The Legend of Zelda” film.

READ: Nintendo Announces “Zelda” Film

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