On April 22 (Monday), I went on a flight to Tokyo, Japan. Aside from shopping, sightseeing, and eating authentic Japanese food, one of my goals was to visit Tokyo’s Pokémon Center. On our third day stay in Tokyo, and after finally mastering the complicated subway lines, we finally found the Pokémon Center near Daimon Station.
I must admit, the entrance wasn’t as grand as I expected. But it’s the inside that counts right? And so, I entered the doors of every Pokémaniac’s dreamland.
When I entered, like almost every authentic Japanese store/restaurant, I was greeted with a loud enthusiastic. “irasshaimase!” by the store clerks, and in front of me was a box stand of Pokéballs. Inside each Pokéball were four out of 24 collectible Pokémon finger puppets plus one random button pin. One ball was 500yen (roughly P200). I looked around the store some more, and I must tell you, it is definitely EVERY POKéMANIAC’s DREAMLAND.
They even had chocolates/candies!
They also had Pokémon stationaries, pencils, pens, stickers, erasers, correction tapes, notebooks, memo pads…
And for you plush and stuffed toy lovers…
Need stuff for your cellphones or iPhones?
There were many different kinds of cellphone charms. Any person who has a thing for these kinds of trinkets would go nuts… just like me.
Yup, the above photo shows “pixelated Pokémon” charms. They’re pretty cute, but some are unrecognizable to me. I guess pixelated things should just stay in the digital world.
Okay, enough of the cellphone charms. I’d like to show them all in one post, but there were a lot more stuff in the Pokémon Center that just have to be shared too.
And for you Pokémon TCG collectors, you’ll definitely find stuff for your collection here!
There’s a lot more to show, but I’m afraid this post will be too long if I show all my photos. For now, this concludes my visit to Pokémon Center, Tokyo… Or does it? *dundun duuunnnn!*
Did I purchase anything? Yes, indeed. Being a woman and a Pokémon fanatic, I’d be lying if I purchased only one or two items.
I’ll be sure to provide a link so that you can see the rest of the photos I took.
– Ranger Meryl