Pokémon, Japan’s wildly popular anime and game franchise, is known by many along with its representative mascot “Pikachu.” Based on the facilities that appear within the game, “Pokémon Centers” are official shops brought to life in the real world! Pokémon fans and Japanese fans alike should definitely visit this shop at least once!
What is Pokémon Center Mega Tokyo?
While Pokémon Centers can be found throughout the country, Ikebukuro’s “Pokémon Center Mega Tokyo” in particular is spacious and the country’s grandest Pokémon Center, having recently been remodeled in June of 2020. Not only is it the perfect place to shop for official Pokémon goods, but the store holds game events and is a great place for fans to interact with each other. The areas that connect paths within the store represent the world of Pokémon perfectly, creating a uniqueness that only the Ikebukuro store can provide.
Highlights of Pokémon Center Mega Tokyo
Surround Yourself with Official Pokémon Goods and Happiness!
The Pokémon goods section of the store is just packed with Pikachu and all sorts of Pokémon! From plushies, miniature figures, dishes, smartphone accessories, stationary, everyday and miscellaneous goods – all sorts of items to choose from. Any Pokémon fan is sure to be filled with excitement just by looking at the selection! There are also sweets and chocolates which make fantastic souvenirs for tourists visiting Japan.
Interact with Other Players at Pokémon Center Mega Tokyo’s Gathering Space!
Here we have the world’s first official “Pokémon GO” space. Within the space you can see “gyms” displayed from the world of “Pokémon GO” presented by Rhizomatiks, who are known for their popular media art. There are also life-sized statues of Professor Willow, Team Instinct’s leader Spark, Team Mystic’s leader Blanche, and Team Valor’s leader Candela! “Pokémon GO lab” is the perfect spot to buy original “Pokémon GO” goods, make some new friends, enjoy trainer battles, and have some great Pokémon fun! A must visit for “Pokémon GO” fans!
Too Cute to Eat! Visit Pikachu Sweets Next to Pokémon Center Mega Tokyo
Pokémon Center Mega Tokyo has an annex specializing in take out sweets called “Pikachu Sweets by Pokémon Café.” They sell various sweets such as cupcakes that look like Pikachu, and Baumkuchen with cut outs of Pokémon illustrations. They also serve café lattes and various other drinks in unique cups that resemble Poké balls.
How can I get to Pokémon Center Mega Tokyo?
After getting off the train at Ikebukuro station, head to Sunshine City’s 2nd floor! The store changes decorations with the seasons and holds limited time events, making every visit a unique and exciting one! If you visit on the month of your birthday you can receive special presents such as a birthday card and birthday coupons!
- Name: Pokémon Center Mega Tokyo (ポケモンセンターメガトウキョー)
- Address: 2F Sunshine City alpa, 3-1-2 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
- Access: 8 minute walk from Ikebukuro Station, 3 minute walk from Higashi-Ikebukuro Station
- Hours: 10:00 – 20:00 *According to the operating hours of Sunshine City Alpa Shops
- Holidays: Open year-round
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