Its builders made the remarkable effort of recreating the facade of the walled city’s aged and fantastical vibe, effectively hiding the modern video game arcade it housed.
Anata No Warehouse’s rusty, seedy exterior complements its interior walls which are peppered with fake filth and an assortment of props mimicking the now-demolished city. The hallways and bathrooms are equally stained on purpose.
Aside from studying old images of Kowloon, the designers allegedly had garbage shipped from Hong Kong so they could create a convincing, dingy atmosphere, reports Atlas Obscura.
Those who enter the arcade rooms for the first time may feel as if they’ve just passed through a portal into another world.
Some of the rooms have been described as “straight-up sci-fi-fantasy,” featuring a mist-covered pool, a red-lit tunnel and other cool techno-futuristic décor.
The Anata No Warehouse, which opened in December 2005, officially stopped operations on November 17, 2019, due to “various circumstances,” based on a notice posted outside the arcade.
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