If you are a Pokemon lover and you’re coming to Japan soon, get ready to have the time of your life as Tokyo is absolutely full of AMAZING Pokemon themed things to do! Weather it’s the many Pokemon centers, pokemon attractions or Pokemon themed cafe, today we’re going to be showing you 6 of the BEST Pokemon themed things that you can do in Tokyo! These activities are great for pokemon fans of all ages and can be enjoyed with friends, family or alone! So if you’re a Pokemon fan in Tokyo, make sure to keep reading!
1. Eat Some Tasty Food At The Pokemon Cafe
This permanent Pokemon cafe which has opened in Tokyo recently, is truly everything Pokemon fans have dreamed of!! The cafe offers a full menu of super cute Pokemon themed food and drinks which are very tasty. The cafe is also decorated very cutely with pokemon decor all around it! If you’re lucky, you will also get the chance to meet chef Pikachu, who comes out to do a show sometimes throughout the day!
Although this cafe is a little on the pricey side, I would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for Pokemon themed things to do in Tokyo.
103-0027 Tokyo, Chuo City, Nihonbashi, 2 Chome−11−2
Take the Ginza Line to Nihombashi Station.
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2. Take Part In The Tokyo Pokemon Stamp Rally
The Pokemon Stamp Rally happens once a year in Tokyo, usually during August. It consists of many stations throughout Japan offering a certain Pokemon stamp that can only be collected at that station. You start the rally with a stamp book that has many open spaces for you to use each stamp, the book also has a map in it that tells you where you can find each Pokemon stamp!
Due to this event being held by JR, all the stamps will be found at JR stations. To collect all stamps you will have to travel around Tokyo, which can be super fun to discover new places along the way!
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3. Go Shopping at The Pokemon Center MEGA Tokyo
If you’re a Pokemon fan, it’s more than likely that you want to buy some amazing Pokemon merchandise whilst you’re in Tokyo. If you want to see the largest selection of Pokemon goods, then you MUST visit the Pokemon Center MEGA Tokyo! It is located in Ikebukuro and offers the widest variety of Pokemon goods in Tokyo! The store is full of Pokemon plushies, stationary, toys and other cute items.
Even if you don’t buy anything, the store is super fun to walk around due to all it’s amazing Pokemon decorations!
170-0013 Tokyo, Toshima City, Higashiikebukuro, 3 Chome−1−2
Take the Yamanote Line to Ikebukuro Station.
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4. Find Rare Pokemon Collectibles in Nakano Broadway
Nakano Broadway is a shopping center that is full of shops selling new and old anime merchandise. There are tons of shops that solely sell vintage anime collectibles and many of these are Pokemon items! Many of these items are quite rare but you can get them for a great price. Make sure to look around all the shops so you get the best price on the item.
Nakano Broadway is full of Pokemon figurines, plushies and other vintage items. This place is somewhere that all Pokemon fans in Tokyo MUST visit!
5 Chome-52 Nakano, Nakano City, Tokyo 164-0001
Take the Chuo Line to Nakano Broadway.
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5. Attend The Yearly Pokemon GO Fest
Due to Pokemon GO’s popularity in Japan, the country holds a yearly ‘Pokemon GO Fest’ where many people gather and try to catch rare Pokemon, meet other fans and enjoy the day together! Last year the festival was held in Yokohama, located next to Tokyo. Unfortunately due to Covid 19, the festival for 2020 will more than likely be cancelled but make sure to keep an eye on the official websites for updates and information on the 2021 festival!
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6. Go Pokemon Gacha Gacha Hunting
Tokyo is full of ‘gacha gacha machines’, which are small machines that you put coins into to win small prizes! You don’t know which prize you are going to get so it is super fun and addictive! Many of these machines are Pokemon themed and they have some of the cutest Pokemon prizes on offer. From keychains, badges, mini plushies and many more! It’s super fun to go hunting for these gacha machines around Tokyo and go on a mini adventure. This is something you have to do if you’re a Pokemon fan looking for some cute Pokemon items!
Locations to check out
Bic Camera, Yodobashi Camera, Akihabara Gacha Kaikan, Akihabara Station.
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