Nintendo’s founding Yamauchi household will redevelop the neighborhood across the firm’s former headquarters in Kyoto, eyeing eating places, an artwork gallery and extra.
The household has acquired land and buildings for renovation over an space spanning 3,000 sq. meters within the metropolis’s Shimogyo Ward. The headquarters itself has already been changed into the Marufukuro resort, which simply opened this April.
Many particulars of the mission, which is slated to start in 2025, stay undecided. “We want to contribute to [the area’s] revitalization, in dialogue with local residents,” mentioned Banjo Yamauchi, grandson of late Nintendo President Hiroshi Yamauchi.
Possibilities into consideration embrace an area subsequent to Marufukuro for each friends and others to mingle, and a spot subsequent to the close by Umeyu sauna the place clients can linger. A salon can also be envisioned as a gathering place for artists and entrepreneurs.
No timeframe has been set for any explicit amenities. Banjo Yamauchi’s time horizon for the mission extends out to 2050.
“Like Spain’s Sagrada Familia, we want to move toward completion little by little, in accordance with people’s needs,” he mentioned, referring to the famed unfinished basilica in Barcelona.