The new Official Nintendo store is finally open in Shibuya, Tokyo. Currently, the only other Nintendo store is located in New York and the Shibuya location will be known as Nintendo Tokyo.
The new store is located in the recently opened Parco Flagship department store – which will have over 20 floors of Shopping, Restaurants, Office and Event spaces, located just north of Shibuya Station where the popular Scramble Crossing and famous Hachiko Statue resides.
The new Nintendo Tokyo store is located on the 6th floor along side a NEW Pokemon Center Shibuya and other gaming and anime themed shops. The entire 6th floor of the Parco building has been dubbed “Cyberspace Shibuya” and will include other shops such as a Capcom Store, Jump Shop with other gaming and anime related shops. Check out the Parco website to see a listing of all the shops here.
You’ll also be able to find some of the new exclusive content available at the official store website –
Opening Day, Tickets and Long waits!
Opening day for the Nintendo Store Tokyo was pretty crazy as expected… but luckily crowd management was in full effect. In order to shop at the Nintendo or Pokemon store, you have to get a ticket and wristband and come back to your specified time. We managed to snag a wristband but even then, you will need to come back and wait in line to enter the store, which according to staff, could be another 2 hours!
*Update 12/30/19 – After over a month after opening, there are still long waits to get into the store, even on weekdays. If this is a must stop during your trip, try getting an entrance ticket before the store opens at 10am. Even if your ticket is for later in the afternoon, you will have plenty to see and explore in Shibuya.
If you happen to be in Tokyo and won’t have time to wait, you can still get your Nintendo fix by visiting the other official Nintendo stores such as the Pokémon Center Mega Tokyo in Ikebukuro and the Pokémon Center Tokyo DX in Ginza.