According to Nintendo, Uji Ogura’s plant will be converted into a gallery to commemorate “the many products it has released throughout its history.”
Nintendo’s Ogura factory, located just outside Kyoto in Uji, was constructed in 1969. It was used primarily to print playing cards and hanafuda cards, thus giving Nintendo a business in the 19th century.
In a statement, Nintendo said it was exploring the possibility of creating a gallery as a way to share its product development history and philosophy with the public. A decision has been made to renovate the Nintendo Uji Ogura Plant in order to house the gallery, which is in line with plans by Uji City to develop the area around Ogura Station.”Nintendo is transforming a factory into a gallery
Nintendo anticipates completing the gallery between April 1, 2023, and March 31, 2024. “Nintendo Gallery” is the working title at the moment.
There is no doubt that the facility will be popular with tourists visiting Kyoto, many of whom make the pilgrimage to Nintendo’s headquarters despite the fact that it is a nondescript office block closed to the public.
Of course, the Super Nintendo World area at Universal Studios Japan is conveniently located near neighboring Osaka as well.