Sega Akihabara 1-Goukan

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Sega Akihabara 1-Goukan
Location: 東京都千代田区 外神田1-10-9, Japan
Opened: 1992-09-14[1]
Closed: 2022-03-17 (as a Sega arcade)

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Sega Akihabara 1-Goukan (セガ 秋葉原 1号館) was Sega's flagship indoor game centre in Japan. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the district and has acted as a location test for many of Sega's arcade produce.

The game center originally opened as Hi-Tech Land Sega Shintoku (ハイテクランド・セガ・シントク) in 1992, however after the bankruptcy of the building's owner, Shintoku, it became Hi-Tech Land Sega Akihabara (ハイテクランドセガ 秋葉原) and later Club Sega Akihabara (クラブ セガ 秋葉原). After a refurbishment, it reopened as an unbranded Sega arcade on March 14, 2012.

For years this venue was known simply as Sega Akihabara, despite Sega operating a number of game centers in the region. The building that became Sega Akihabara 3-Goukan was considered to be part of the same complex, though all five (including Akihabara GiGO which became 2, 4 and 5) were within walking distance. Sega numbered the buildings in mid-2017 and now treats them as separate venues.

On March 17, 2022, the Sega branding on the Arcade has been replaced with GiGO branding, and the arcade opened as such under the new name the following morning. This was done after the sale of the entirety of Genda Sega Entertainment to Genda and the rebranding of the company as Genda GiGO Entertainment. Sega no longer has any involvement or ownership under the venue.

Branding

Name Branding Date
Hi-Tech Land Sega Shintoku (ハイテクランド・セガ・シントク) Hi-Tech Land Sega 1992-09-14[1]
Hi-Tech Land Sega Akihabara (ハイテクランドセガ 秋葉原) Hi-Tech Land Sega 199x
Club Sega Akihabara (クラブ セガ 秋葉原) Club Sega 2000-11-23[2]
Sega Akihabara (セガ 秋葉原) Sega 2012-03-14
Sega Akihabara 1-Goukan (セガ 秋葉原 1号館) Sega 2017
GiGO Akihabara 1-Goukan (GiGO 秋葉原 1号館) GiGO 2022-03-18

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Unbranded Sega game centers in Japan
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Amusement Place Gimmick | Ceres in | Hyper Messe | Kiss Road Opt | A Square Kusatsu | Abeno Q's Mall | Aeon Mall Choshi | Aeon Mall Kawaguchi | Aeon Mall Kisogawa | Aeon Mall Musashi Murayama | Aeon Mall Okayama | Aeon Mall Takaoka | Aeon Town Kanazawa Shimeno | Aeon Town Kariya | Aeon Town Meisei | Akabane | Akabane Ekimae | Akashi | Akita | Amagasaki Q's Mall | Amu Plaza Kumamoto | Amu Plaza Miyazaki | Anjo | Ariake Garden | Asahi | Bay Dream Shimizu | Bisai | Center Minami | Chiba | Corowa Koshien | Ebina | Fukui | Fukuoka Tenjin | Fukuroi | Funabori | Hachinohe | Hanazono | Higashi Osaka | Hirosaki | Hiroshima Hondori | Hiwada | Iimura | Ikuwa | Imafuku | Imaichi | Imure | in Nanpei Kawaguchi | Iruma | Ishioka | Ito Yokado Kobuchi | Kagurazaka | Kaita | Kakegawa | Kanayama | Kasugai | Kasumigaura | Kawaguchi | Kobe Umie Mosaic | Kobe Umie South Mall | Kosai | Koyama | Kurashiki | LaLaport Fujimi | LaLaport Tokyo-Bay | LECT Hiroshima | Machida | Makuhari | Market Square Sasashima | Marugame | Matsudo | Matsue | Matsumoto | Matsuyama | Minami Machida Grandberry Park Wonder Theater | Mirai Nagasaki Cocowalk | Misto 2 | Mito | Mito Minami | Mizusawa | Mozo Wonder City Kamiotai | Nakoso | Namba Avion | Natori Settsu Wings | Nishinasuno | Nitori Mall Hirakata | Nobeoka | Odawara Dynacity | Ogori | Okaya | Okazaki | Onahama | Onomichi | Phoenix Plaza Maya | Prime Tree Akaike | Ryugasaki | Sendai | Sendai Korona World | Shinmikuni Algo 7 | Shinokubo | Shonai | SMARK Isesaki | Sun To Moon Kakitagawa | Sun To Moon Oasis | Takamatsu | Takenotsuka | Takeo | Tokorozawa | Tokushima Suehiro Bowl | Tokyo Dome City | Tomei Bowl | Tottori | Toyota | Tsukashin | Ueda | Vivamall Neyagawa | Yokohama Chuukagai | Yonezawa | Twin Star Geoce
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Amusement Garden Shin Yokohama | Amusement Garden Shinagawa | Hakkeijima Carnival House | JR Miyazaki Fresta by | Moonbase | Sam-1 | Sannomiya Sanx | Abiko | Akihabara | Akihabara | Akihabara 1-Goukan | Akihabara 1-Goukan | Akihabara 2-Goukan | Akihabara 3-Goukan | Akihabara 4-Goukan | Akihabara 5-Goukan | Al Plaza Kanazawa | Charlie One | Cineset | Deporte | Ergo | Flapper's House Jiyuugaoka | Fukuda | Ikebukuro | Kanda Pasera | LaLaport Koshien | Mabyi | Mago Seki | Narita HUMAX | Ome Shinmachi | Regalo | Shinjuku Kabukicho | Tajimi | Ueno Pasela | Yono | Yoyogi | XiV World by
Club Sega venues in Japan
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Asahikawa | Canal City | Chatan | Higashi Umeda | Himeji OS | Inage O2 Park | Jiyugaoka | Nabari | Nagoya Fusimi | Sagamiono | Shikou | Shinjuku Nishiguchi | Shinsugita | Tachikawa | Tsunashima
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Advance Mall Matsusaka | Akihabara | Akihabara Shinkan | Akihabaraa | Aomori | Dotonbori | Fujiidera | Hakata | Hakodate | Hamamatsu | Kanayama | Kashiwa | Kasugai | Kawagoe | Kouhoku | Makuhari | Matsuyama | Morioka | Motoyawata | Narimasu | Ogura | Osaki | Sapporo | Sendai | Shibuya | Shindo | Susukino | Takaida | Tenmonkan | Tokorozawa | Yokohama | Yunokawa
Hi-Tech Land Sega venues in Japan
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Harbor Place | Ikegami | Nishinakajima | Shibuya | Tateishi
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Akihabara | Akihabara | Akyuuzu | Amusement Theater | Avion | Bravo | Breeze | East 21 | El Nido | Fukushima | Hanoura | Hirano Mise | Hirashima | Hita | Iwase | K.B. | Kanda | Kaori | Kasai Rinkai Kouen | Kotoni | Kurashiki | Marugame | Matsudo | Metarium | Minami Sports Plaza | Misto II | Orchestra | Paradune | Shikou | Shin Yokohama BC | Shintoku | Shintoku | Shinzaike | Totsuka | Toyo Bowl | Toyohashi | Train