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Legendary Japanese Arcade Anata no Warehouse Is Closing

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Image: Tofugu
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Located in Kawasaki, the arcade Anata no Warehouse (“Your Warehouse”) was designed to look like Hong Kong’s Kowloon Walled City. The multistory arcade is one of the most unusual in Japan. Make that, was.

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The following notice was posted outside the arcade. It reads that Anata no Warehouse is closing down on November 17.

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According to the notice, it will shutter due to “various circumstances.” Anata no Warehouse thanks its customers for their continued patronage and offers its sincere gratitude.

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The arcade, which opened in December 2005, was one-of-a-kind in Japan. Website Tofugu previously profiled the arcade, writing that the building used to be a home electronics store before it was turned into a unique game center.

Illustration for article titled Legendary Japanese Arcade Anata no Warehouse Is Closing
Image: Tofugu
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The dingy Kowloon theme continued even in the restrooms! (For more photos, check out Tofugu.)

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On Twitter, arcade fans have been expressing sadness as well as surprise. They’ve also been saying thanks and that they want to go back one last time before it closes.

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That sounds like a good idea.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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The maintenance of this place must’ve been hell. Would be hard to determine which part is deco, and which is in genuine need of repair & cleaning.