Gundam Factory Yokohama


The Gundam Factory Yokohama is a Gundam-themed entertainment hub where you can find limited-edition merchandise and special exhibitions. It is also where fiction becomes reality, as the hub houses an 18m-tall Gundam Robot that can actually move.

The hub will be open until 31st March 2022.


Catch the large Gundam Robot in action at the GUNDAM-DOCK Tower


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Opened on 19th December 2020, Gundam Factory Yokohama is home to an 18m-tall Gundam Robot. That’s about five to six storeys high, so it’s not an exaggeration to say that the robot looks jaw-droppingly spectacular. Even better the giant mechanical structure can move and lights up at night!

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Check out this cool video of the Gundam Robot in action:

MOVING GUNDAM TEASER【GUNDAM FACTORY YOKOHAMA】
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MOVING GUNDAM TEASER【GUNDAM FACTORY YOKOHAMA】

Video credit: GundamInfo

There are shows held every 1-1.5hrs from 10.30AM to 8.30PM. During the show, the giant Gundam Robot will come to life – you can watch it take steps forward and strike poses. Be sure to have your video cameras ready for this.

The best spot to view the show is from the GUNDAM-DOCK Tower. It is located directly to the left of the robot, allowing visitors to admire the robot up close. The dock tower has two viewing platforms. The 15m-high platform is located slightly below the waist level of the robot. The 18m-high platform brings you to the same elevation as the robot’s head.

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People viewing the Gundam robot
from the dock tower
Image credit: TAKESHI

Each entry ticket into the dock tower costs ¥3,300 (~USD30.36) for ages seven and above. Purchase your tickets here.


Buy official merchandise at the Gundam shop and dine at the cafe


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Gundam robot at GUNDAM-DOCK Tower and chibi Gundam robot
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Avid Gundam fans can obtain official limited-edition merchandise at THE GUNDAM BASE YOKOHAMA Satellite. It is an official store that sells various Gundam-related figurines. You can get a 1:144 scale model of the Gundam robot taking a step at the GUNDAM-DOCK Tower (¥2,750, ~USD25.29), or a chibi version of it (¥1,320, ~USD12.13).

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You can also purchase the adorable Haropla Haro models at ¥660 (~USD6.07) each. They are available in dark blue and sky blue.

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Near the merchandise shop, you’d also find the GUNDAM Café YOKOHAMA Satellite. The cafe sells Gundam-themed food and drinks. 

If you’re getting food to go, consider ordering the cheeseburger (¥1,430, ~USD13.15). While it may not be filling enough for an empty stomach, the juiciness of the burger still makes it a worthy purchase. 

Otherwise, have a proper meal with a delectable plate of chicken curry rice (¥1,320, ~USD12.13) made by HOTEL NEW GRAND, a historic Yokohama hotel that opened in 1927.

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Coffee with Gundam latte art.
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For drinks, sit for a cup of coffee that’s decorated with beautiful Gundam latte art (¥750, ~USD6.90). Many of the designs feature outlines of the Gundam robots with the words “GUNDAM FACTORY”.

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(From L-R) Blue soda, red berry soda, and lemonade.
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If it’s too late in the day for a coffee, try their refreshing chilled drinks instead. There are three options to choose from: blue soda, red berry soda, and lemonade. All are available at ¥800 (~USD7.35) per cup.

Gundam Factory Yokohama - boba and popcorn
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Near the cafe, there’s a FOOD TRUCK that sells popcorn (¥550, ~USD5.05) and tapioca drinks in clear bottles (¥1,320, ~USD12.13) with special Gundam designs on them.


Getting to Gundam Factory Yokohama


There’s less than a year left to visit the Gundam-themed exhibition centre before it goes away, so you have to act fast. 

Getting there: Leave the Motomachi-Chukagai Station located on the Minatomirai Line by Exit 4. The entertainment centre is a seven-minute walk from the station exit.

Address: 279-25 Yokohama Yamashita-cho, Naka Ward, 231-0023 Kanagawa
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 11AM-8PM | Sat & Sun 10AM-8PM (Last order at 7PM)
Admission: Entry priced at ¥1,650 (~USD15.16) for ages 13 and above, and ¥1,100 (~USD10.11) for ages 7 to 12.
Telephone: 0120-15-8686
Website

THE GUNDAM BASE YOKOHAMA Satellite
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 11AM-8PM | Sat & Sun 10AM-8PM (Last entry at 7.30PM)
Website

GUNDAM Café YOKOHAMA Satellite
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 11AM-8PM | Sat & Sun 10AM-8PM (Last order at 7.30PM)
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FOOD TRUCK
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 11AM-7PM | Sat & Sun 10AM-7PM
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