Why is Nintendo seeking to turn its factory in Japan into an exhibition?

Nintendo announced that its Uji Ogura factory will be converted into a public gallery to display many of the products that Nintendo has launched throughout its history. The factory is located in the Ogura area of ​​Uji, a city just outside Kyoto, and was built in 1969. It was primarily used to manufacture playing cards and Hanafuda cards, which is how Nintendo began as a trading company in the 19th century.

Company said, Nintendo is discussing the possibility of building an exhibition, as a way to share the history and philosophy of Nintendo product development with the public. To this end, the Nintendo Uji Ogura Factory will be renovated to accommodate the exhibition, a decision reached after taking into account the city of Uji’s plan to remodel development of the nearby Ogura station area.

Nintendo expects the fair to be completed in the fiscal year from April 1, 2023, to March 31, 2024, titled The Nintendo Show.


The facility will undoubtedly be popular with tourists visiting Kyoto, many of whom seek to go to Nintendo's headquarters even though it is a nondescript office building that is closed to the public, and of course, the new Super Nintendo World precinct is located at Universal Studios Japan near neighboring Osaka.

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