The Nintendo Uji Ogura Plant and the surrounding land will serve as a new museum for Nintendo products launched throughout its history.
Nintendo has been talking about the possibility of constructing a gallery in the Uji Ogura Plant to share their product development history and philosophy with the public. The Japanese company has a long history in the video game industry, having produced record-breaking products that have not only made a name for themselves in the industry but have also won many hearts over the decades.
To that end, the Nintendo Uji Ogura Plant will be renovated to house the gallery, a decision made after considering the city of Uji’s plan to redevelop the nearby Ogura Station area. The decision to build the gallery was announced via the Nintendo Japan website.
The Uji Ogura Plant produced both playing cards and Hanafuda cards, as well as serving as a customer service center for product repairs. After these functions were relocated to the current Uji Plant in November 2016, discussions about how to use the Uji Ogura Plant began.
The facility, tentatively titled “Nintendo Gallery” – where Nintendo’s historical products will be on display – is expected to be completed by the end of the company’s Fiscal Year 2023. That ends in March 2024. So don’t book your trip to Japan quite yet!