Sega Ikebukuro Gigo shuts next month.
28 years ago in July 1993, the Sega Ikebukuro Gigo opened in Tokyo. This sprawling, nine-storey amusement arcade has, over the decades, become popular with gaming-mad tourists visiting Japan and has been the site of many location tests for new arcade machines.
However, this September, the Sega Ikebukuro Gigo will close its doors for good due to a fixed-term building lease agreement coming to a close just as the building is due for renovation. The news follows the closure of Sega’s Akihabara 2nd arcade last year, which means that Tokyo has lost two of its most iconic arcade centres in quick succession.
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