Despite the borders being closed, there's a new attraction fans of Nintendo will be putting at the top of their holiday bucket list.
Universal Studios Japan in Osaka is set to open a new Super Nintendo World in early February.
The new attraction will feature Mario Kart and Yoshi-themed rides as well as plenty of merchandise stores and game-related restaurants.
Guests can also take part in a 'real-life' version of Super Mario Brothers while visiting the park. By wearing a Power-Up Band, visitors can punch blocks and collect virtual coins as Mario does in the iconic game.
The park will also feature Bowser's Castle, the inside of which has been described as having a mysterious atmosphere with stone walls, spiked fences and heavy iron doors along with a massive stone statue of Bowser.
The world's first interactive Mario Kart theme park ride will take visitors through the iconic courses of Mario Kart alongside their favorite Nintendo characters including Mario, Luigi, and Princess Peach.
Entry to Super Nintendo World will cost around NZ$45, but for Kiwis, until borders are opened this destination will remain more elusive than Princess Peach herself.