Visiting A Real-Life Pokémon Centre

Visiting a Real Life Pokémon Center

It's an understatement to say that Pokémon is popular in Japan. "How popular" you might ask? So popular that it has its own Pokémon Centres that look as if torn straight out of the games. You can even buy pokémon there (well, stuffed ones anyway).

Currently there are eight of these Pokémon Centres in Japan. In them you can buy everything from jewellery to models, PokéBalls to chopsticks. They really are the ultimate Pokémon gift shop. The following pictures are from the Tokyo Bay Pokémon Centre at the Funabashi LaLaport (shopping centre) in Chiba, Japan. Check out the gallery below to see this real world Pokémon Centre in all its glory.

Visiting a Real Life Pokémon Center
Visiting a Real Life Pokémon Center
Visiting a Real Life Pokémon Center
Visiting a Real Life Pokémon Center
Visiting a Real Life Pokémon Center
Visiting a Real Life Pokémon Center
Visiting a Real Life Pokémon Center
Visiting a Real Life Pokémon Center
Visiting a Real Life Pokémon Center
Visiting a Real Life Pokémon Center
Visiting a Real Life Pokémon Center
Visiting a Real Life Pokémon Center
Visiting a Real Life Pokémon Center
Visiting a Real Life Pokémon Center
Visiting a Real Life Pokémon Center
Visiting a Real Life Pokémon Center
Visiting a Real Life Pokémon Center
Visiting a Real Life Pokémon Center
Visiting a Real Life Pokémon Center
Visiting a Real Life Pokémon Center

Comments

    me and my missus spent hours in the one we went to in Tokyo, was CRAZY full but worth it.
    They had a trading/vs'ing area down stairs with randoms as well as games for kids to win tickets for prizes was very cool.

    It's certainly something. Not that big a pokemon guy, but couldn't visit there and NOT buy a Charizard plushie. He's so fluffy.

      Rookie error, it's mega charizard.

        There was no such thing as Mega Charizard when I went.

    There is a god damm plush Mega Absol. I want it. Not soon. Not now. Yesterday. This thing needs to have been retroactively part of my life since birth.

    If your ever in NYC go to Nintendo World. Exact same concept (It actually used to be a Pokemon center) except it also has an upstairs section that has a much more diverse range on Nintendo products (think shirts mugs and hanafuda) and even a Nintendo museum. the downstairs is pretty much all Pokemon.

    I went to the one in Osaka and it was amazing. I have a feeling it's a little smaller than the others, but still awesome. Won't lie, there may have been some excited squealing.

    (I was 32 at the time)

    Yeah I had the experience of visiting the one in Tokyo in 1999 and the line up was about 3 blocks long. It was the release of the 2nd generation stuff and those kids where going craZy!!!

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