- 伊勢田 翔二
A Must-Visit for All Pokemon Fans! A Guide to the 12 Pokemon Centers in Japan
Pokemon was born in Japan and has become hugely popular around the world. There are 12 Pokemon Centers to visit where you can feel as if you are inside the world of the game. This article will introduce the Pokemon Centers where thousands of Pokemon goods are sold, and explain a bit about the location of each.
Go to Pokemon Centers in Japan!
Pokemon Centers are official Pokemon stores where thousands of Pokemon goods are sold. They host a variety of events and card games, and also have original goods that can only be purchased locally, such as the Pokemon Collection Can Badges only available in Tokyo.
You Can Eat Pikachu!?
Pokemon Center DX also has a Pokemon Cafe—a great place to enjoy a world of Pokemon that can only be experienced in Japan. There are items sold only at Pokemon Cafe and fun dishes made in the shape of popular characters.
Get Special Goods Only Available in Japan not Sold in Stores!
In addition to the shops, there are special online goods that are only available while in Japan. If you really want an item that can only be ordered to an address in Japan, you can use services such as "tenso.com" that ships items abroad.
Pokemon Centers Around Japan!
Here are the locations of the 12 Pokemon Centers around Japan.
Hokkaido and Tohoku Regions
There are five Pokemon Centers in the Kanto area.
At Pokemon Center Tokyo DX & Pokemon Cafe , which is a 5-minute walk from Tokyo Station, there are several thousand Pokemon goods as well as a cafe. It is recommended for those who want to enjoy a meal.
Elsewhere in central Tokyo, there is Pokemon Center Mega Tokyo in Ikebukuro and Pokemon Center Skytree Town in Tokyo Skytree Town.
In the Greater Tokyo Area outside Tokyo Prefecture, there is Pokemon Center Tokyo Bay in LaLaport TOKYO-BAY in Funabashi City, Chiba Prefecture and Pokemon Center Yokohama in Marui City Yokohama, which is about a 3-minute walk from Yokohama Station. Be sure to visit when you are in the Greater Tokyo Area.
In the Chubu region, there is Pokemon Center Nagoya on the 5th floor of the main building of Matsuzakaya Nagoya, about a 5-minute walk from Sakae Station and Yabacho Station. This Pokemon Center in Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture is the only one in the Chubu region.
Chugoku and Shikoku Regions
There is one center in the Chugoku and Shikoku Regions. Pokemon Center Hiroshima is on the 6th floor of the main building of SOGO Hiroshima Store.
Kyushu and Okinawa Regions
The Pokemon Center in the Kyushu and Okinawa regions is Pokemon Center Fukuoka on the 8th floor of JR Hakata City, which is connected to Hakata Station in Fukuoka Prefecture.
There are numerous Pokemon goods and limited offer items available to purchase in Japan, so if you are traveling there, be sure to stop in at the nearest Pokemon Centers.
*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.
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