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4 Out of 5 Remaining Gundam Cafes to Close in January

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Last branch at Gundam Factory Yokohama slated to close in March

The official website for the Gundam Cafe themed restaurants announced on Monday that four of the five current locations will close next January, and the fifth is slated to close in March.

The Gundam Square cafe in Osaka will close on January 10. The flagship Gundam Tokyo Cafe Brand Core in Akihabara, the cafe at DiverCity Tokyo Plaza in Odaiba, and the Fukuoka cafe will all close on January 30. The Dohtonbori, Osaka location already shut down on March 31 earlier this year.

The Yokohama Satellite cafe at the Gundam Factory Yokohama will remain open for now, although Gundam Factory Yokohama is itself closing on March 31. Gundam Factory Yokohama is the facility which houses a moving, life-size RX-78-2 Gundam statue.

The main Akihabara cafe had just expanded in July 2020 by nearly four times its previous floor space, to celebrate its 10th anniversary.

The Gundam Cafe opened its first and main branch in Akihabara in 2010. In addition to the branches above, there were locations (since shuttered) at the Japan Railways Tokyo Station and Makuhari as well as various pop-up shops over the past decade.

Source: Gundam Cafe official website via Hachima Kikō

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