Exploring Kyoto’s Pokémon Center! What Can You Expect?

There are 10 Pokémon Centers all over Japan, with the latest branch in Kyoto. Mimicking the ones in the video games which trainers visit while during their journey to becoming a Pokémon master, Kyoto has the most traditional Pokémon Center and it also carries exclusive merchandise only limited to that store! KKday shows you a glimpse of the Pokémon Center and what to expect there. Do make a pitstop at the Pokémon Center if you are ever in Japan this coming June holidays!

Pokémon Center Sign
Pokémon Center Sign (Pokemon Center)
Pikachu riding on Charizard
Pikachu riding on Charizard
You will be able to find all things related to Pokémon here, from stationary to plushies and even trading cards! There are stations within the area for you to play with the cards – you can only find that in Pokémon Centers, not Pokémon stores like the one in Ikebukuro’s Sunshine City.
Pikachu decked in police costume
Pikachu decked in police costume

Tags of the products sold are categorised into three colour codes: blue, yellow and red.Items under the blue price tag are sold only at Pokémon Centers and official online stores like Amazon. Yellow price tags are licenses products which you can find in anime stores as well.

Red price tags on the other hand are limited “Gotochi” products only found in that particular region. You will see some characteristics of a particular region on the merchandise.

All the Pokémons in different costumes
All the Pokémons in different costumes
Wi-fi is available here so you can get yourself some exclusive Pokémon when you connect with your Nintendo 3DS! This is the first step to catch ’em all!
More plushies of the different Pokémon
More plushies of the different Pokémon
Head over to the Pokémon Center when you are in Japan. Pokémon fans or not, this is something not to be missed! Young or young at heart, you have to add this to your itinerary whether you are travelling with your family or friends.
Pokémon Center Kyoto
5th floor  Takashimaya Kyoto Store
52 Nishiiru Shincho,
Kawaramachi Shijodori,
Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, 600-8520
Opening hours: 10 am – 8pm

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