Official Nintendo Store Tokyo
The new Official Nintendo Store in Japan is finally open in Shibuya, Tokyo. Currently, the only other Nintendo store is located in New York, and so the Shibuya location is known as Nintendo Tokyo. Before long though, we will be able to immerse ourselves more in this universe with Super Nintendo World.
The new store is located in the recently opened PARCO Flagship department storeーwith over 20 floors of shops, restaurants, and office and event spacesー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 alongside 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, and other gaming and anime related shops. Check out the Parco website to see a listing of all the shops here.
Official Nintendo Merchandise
You’ll be able to find some of the exclusive content as seen on the official store website available at the store to buy.
Opening Day, Tickets, and a Long Wait!
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, we had to come back and wait in line to enter the store, which according to staff, was as long as 2 additional hours!
*Update 12/30/19 – Over a month after opening, there are still long queues 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 10 AM. 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.