Nintendo announced that the official Nintendo TOKYO store will arrive in several cities in Japan as pop-up stores. All pop-up stores will be located in PARCO department stores and will not be available until summer 2021. Each store will sell official Nintendo merchandise, including some that were previously only available at their main store in Shibuya, Tokyo. [Thanks, Game Watch!]
Nintendo TOKYO pop-up stores will appear in PARCO Nagoya, Fukuoka, Sendai, Hiroshima and Hokkaido. The opening and closing dates for each pop-up store will vary, with the Nagoya location opening the earliest and the Sapporo location opening the latest. Those who wish to visit the stores must reserve a slot online beforehand. The Nagoya and Fukuoka sites have already opened reservations.
Additionally, Nintendo said new unannounced products will also be sold in pop-up stores. As with the official Shibuya store, each pop-up store will sell original Nintendo products from franchises such as Super Mario, THE Legend of Zelda, Animal crossing, and Splatoon. Nintendo TOKYO recently added a new line of Yoshi inspired water guns. He also sold THE Legend of Zelda Korok-themed merchandise, which sold out in online stores just hours after opening.
Below is a list of each location and their respective opening and closing dates:
- Nagoya PARCO, Nagoya Prefecture: June 25, 2021 – July 25, 2021
- Fukuoka PARCO, Fukuoka Prefecture: June 25, 2021 – July 25, 2021
- Sendai PARCO, Miyagi Prefecture: July 31, 2021 – August 15, 2021
- Hiroshima PARCO, Hiroshima Prefecture: August 14, 2021 – September 5, 2021
- Sapporo PARCO, Hokkaido Prefecture: August 21, 2021 – September 5, 2021
Nintendo TOKYO pop-up stores will open in PARCO department stores across Japan in summer 2021.