Former Nintendo HQ Hotel, ‘Marufukuro’, Is Now Open

Image: © 2022 Plan

Back in January we shared some photos that emerged from the refurbishment of Nintendo’s iconic former headquarters, which is now a hotel called ‘Marufukoro’. It’s certainly aiming for the higher end of the market – a double room reservation on the official website starts at around $700 a night, and that’s with an introductory 10% discount.

It has a relatively small number of rooms available in the original building, with an annex ensuring the hotel can welcome more guests. The original building is certainly the hub, though, and the website emphasizes that the owners have strived to retain the history of Nintendo’s card business and the Yamauchi family, while also having a modern feel.

Kagiyacho, Kyoto – tracing back to 1889, there stood the very first head office of Nintendo.​ ​The landmark is once again brought back to life, transformed into the brand-new hotel “Marufukuro”.

With a newly-built annexe designed by Tadao Ando, Marufukuro brings an old-time stately ambience and a modern approach together.

Apart from rooms there are restaurant areas, a lounge (image at the top of this page) and a library; the latter (below) is our favourite.

Nintendo Hotel Library.JPG
Image: © 2022 Plan

The library embodies Nintendo’s history and culture as interpreted by founder Yamauchi family. The unique space is filled with playful, original items, weaving a story encompassing memories from the past and thoughts on the future.

If ever you’re in Kyoto and have a reasonable budget at hand, it may be worth a stay.

Related Posts

This Week on Xbox: Launches, Sales, and Updates

Summary Related:This Week On Xbox: June 24, 2022This Week on Xbox: Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase Recap, Games Coming Soon, and MoreThis Week On Xbox: June 17, …

Read more

Make Way for Minions | Minecraft

In the Zodiac Showdown, you’ll battle Jean Clawed, Nunchuk, Svengeance, Stronghold, and Belle Bottom in their special Zodiac forms, as seen in the new movie Minions: The …

Read more

Go Wild With Rabbids: Party of Legends Today

Rabbids: Party of Legends is out now on Xbox One (and Xbox Series X|S through backward compatibility), delivering a brand-new multiplayer Rabbid party-game adventure packed with wacky …

Read more

Next Week on Xbox: July 4 to 8

Welcome to Next Week on Xbox! In this weekly feature we cover all the games coming soon to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows PC, and Game …

Read more

Star Ocean The Divine Force Launches October 27 on Xbox

Get ready for an adventure that’s out of this world… literally! Star Ocean The Divine Force launches October 27 on Xbox! This latest entry in the Star …

Read more

House Flipper – Renovating Old Fixer-Uppers is Available Now with Xbox Game Pass!

I feel like summer is always a busy season when it comes to the gaming industry – it’s no different in our company, so I wasn’t surprised …

Read more

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.