Not long ago, we had a chance to visit the Gundam Factory, one of the best places for a day out in Yokohama. It is located in the Yamashita Pier area of Yokohama, Japan. The area is easily accessible by train, with the nearest station being Minatomirai Station on the Minatomirai Line. From there, it’s just a short walk to the Gundam Factory Yokohama exhibition space.
The entrance fee for the Gundam Factory Yokohama was as follows:
💴 General admission: 1,650 yen (including tax)
💴 Elementary and junior high school students: 1,100 yen (including tax)
💴 Children aged 7 and under: free
Here are some of the things that make the Gundam Factory in Yokohama exciting:
The centerpiece of the Gundam Factory Yokohama is the Moving Gundam, a life-sized statue of the RX-78-2 Gundam that can move and transform, just like in the anime series. Watching the statue in action is an impressive sight to behold.
Gundam Dock Tower
The Gundam Dock Tower is a 15.3-meter-tall structure that surrounds the Moving Gundam and acts as a maintenance bay for the statue. We can walk around the tower, see the Moving Gundam up close, and watch a video showing how the statue was built.
The Gundam Lab is an exhibition space that showcases the technology and engineering behind the Gundam franchise. We can see interactive displays, videos, and models that explain the science behind the robots in the anime series.
Gundam-themed cafe and merchandise shop
The Gundam Factory Yokohama also includes a cafe and merchandise shop, both of which are themed around the Gundam franchise. We can enjoy Gundam-themed food and drinks, and purchase souvenirs such as T-shirts, mugs, and keychains.
It is a unique experience that can only be found in Yokohama, Japan. It’s a must-see attraction for fans of the Gundam franchise and anyone interested in robotics and engineering.