Great news for Gundam fans who were scrambling to book tickets to Tokyo this first quarter of the year, knowing that the Gundam Factory Yokohama, which features a life-sized 18-metre tall RX-78F00 Gundam with 24 articulating joints, will be shutting down for good on 31 March 2023. The exhibit was already extended once last year, due to the travel restrictions that prevented fans from around the world from visiting.
The Evolving G Corporation has just officially announced to extend the Gundam Factory’s operation till 31 March 2024. This is due to many requests for an extension due to the continued impact of COVID-19 in 2022 which prevented travel to Tokyo to visit the facility.
There are also plans to continue holding activities such as the “Moving Gundam” light-up performances at night in Spring. Here’s a quick look at the Gundam in action, during the day and night, capture from our visit last month: