Eiichiro Oda’s “ONE PIECE” theme park, “Tokyo ONE PIECE Tower” — located inside the famous Tokyo landmark Tokyo Tower, will be closing after five years; Oda has penned a special message to commemorate the occasion.

The closure was caused in part by operational difficulties arising from measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 — which has severely limited their capacity as well as put a damper on some of their most popular attractions.

“Tokyo ONE PIECE Tower” was opened on 12th March 2015, based on the concept of a fun playground called “Tongari Island” where fans can meet the main character Monkey D. Luffy and the rest of the ONE PIECE gang.

In addition to various attractions based on “ONE PIECE”, a live show titled “ONE PIECE LIVE ATTRACTION” is also held there, which reached 10,000 performances in February 2020.