Nintendo’s former headquarters is turning into a hotel named Marufukuro



Nintendo’s old office in Kagiyacho, Kyoto, is being renovated into a hotel called Marufukuro (丸福樓) and is scheduled to open on April 1. They will begin accepting reservations on January 20 starting at 100,000 yen (approx. $900) per night.

The hotel uses the former headquarters of Nintendo, back when the company was still known as a distributor of Japanese playing cards. It was the original headquarters before they moved offices in 1959. The hotel’s name Marufukuro is taken from the company’s previous name Marufuku Co., Ltd.


Marufukuro uses the old office building as well as a newly built annex designed and supervised by renowned Japanese architect Tadao Ando. Not only can you take in the atmosphere of the historic building, but since it’s located just 6 minutes away from the Kyoto Station by car (4-minute walk from Shichijou Station), it’s also a convenient place to stay location-wise. The hotel has a total of 18 rooms for accommodation, including seven suites. Each room is furnished differently, bringing new discoveries each time you stay. It is a bit pricey, though.

The hotel is operated by Plan・Do・See, a company that owns multiple hotels and restaurants in Japan, including The Aoyama Grand Hotel in Tokyo and the Oriental Hotel in Kobe. The accommodation plan includes breakfast and dinner supervised by culinary expert Ai Hosokawa, access to a minibar (inside a hotel room), and beverages and snacks in the hotel lounge.


You can check out the official website here.

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