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Tokyo’s Sega Arcade and Osaka’s Square Enix Cafe Will Both Close Permanently

Tokyo’s Sega Arcade and Osaka’s Square Enix Cafe Will Both Close Permanently

Tokyo’s Sega Arcade, officially known as the Sega Ikebukuro GiGO Arcade, spans eight floors and has graced its space for 28 years. But now that the property’s rental contract has expired and been subsequently terminated, the Arcade is closing its doors for good on September 20.

A Square Enix Cafe in Osaka will close too, at the end of the month.

Sourced from Wikimedia Commons

Sega Ikebukuro GiGO Arcade’s History

The Arcade, initially named Ikebukuro GiGO, opened for business in July 1993. It was renamed Sega Ikebukuro GiGO Arcade back in July 2013.

Sourced from UnGeek

Its eight floors include arcade games, karaoke, crane games, photo booths, a cafe, and a Taiyaki stand, among other things. The building that currently houses the Arcade is going to be remodeled.

Square Enix Cafe Closure

The Square Enix Cafe in Osaka is closing on Tuesday, August 31, and is hosting a collaborative giveaway during its final days. No explanation for the closure has been provided. It first opened for patronage on September 30, 2017.

Square Enix Cafe locations in Tokyo and Shanghai will remain open. These cafes sell merchandise and their menus are modified regularly.

Sourced from Square Enix Cafe – Osaka

Inspiration for their foods and drinks is derived from various Square Enix properties.

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