Our History

1971 Sept.

Hideyoshi Ohta (current chairman), founds Ohta Jitsugyo(currently OHTA INC.)


Ohta’s first location, Pachinko Ichiban (currently Ohta Toyohashi), opens

1975 May.

First location in Okinawa, Jumbo Ichinichibashi (currently Sunshine Ichinichibashi), opens.


2nd Okinawa location: Koza (1977)


Price of Rental Balls Changes to ¥4 from ¥3


Introduction of Fever Machines

1983 Jun.

The company’s name is changed to OHTA INC.

1987 Nov.

Ohta’s head office is relocated to Shinjuku

1988 Apr.

First location in Kanto, Lucky Kumagaya (currently Grand Ohta Kumagaya), opens

1989 Jan.

First overseas location opens in Taiwan.

1989年 Apr.

Ohta becomes the first in the industry to hire new graduates (hiring 43).



First location in Hokkaido, Yume Ichiban, opens (now closed).


Introduction of CR Machines


The Pachinko Marketplace Exceeds 30 Trillion


Group sales surpass ¥160 Billion

1998 May.

Ohta enters the foodservice Industry, M・O・C Established

2005 Apr.

Standardization of parlor names (Ohta, Grand Ohta, Sunshine)

2010 Dec.

First location in Nagoya, Ohta Narumi(currently Grand Ohta 888 Narumi), opens

2012 Jul.

First location with over 1000 machines, Ohta Niza 1139 (currently Grand Ohta Niza Eki Mae), opens


Ohta enters the hospitality industry (Loisir Hotel Toyohashi opens)

2014 Sept.

Philippine office opens