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Address: Chiba Prefecture, Funabashi City, Hamacho 2-1-1, Mitsui Shopping Park Lalaport TOKYO-BAY West Building, 2nd floor.
Google Map: https://maps.app.goo.gl/JKy7pzQ9i2AGx4eD7
Access: 15 minutes on foot from JR Minami Funabashi Station.
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM、Saturday, Sunday: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Website: https://www.pokemon.co.jp/shop/en/pokecen/tokyobay/

The POKEMON CENTER TOKYO BAY is located in Funabashi, Chiba, within a large shopping mall. It takes about 30 minutes by train from Tokyo, and one drawback is that it's quite a distance to walk from the station to the store. However, one advantage of this store is its spacious area, which allows for comfortable shopping especially on weekdays when it's less crowded compared to other Pokémon Centers. The layout of the store is also designed with wider aisles. Popular items at POKEMON CENTER TOKYO BAY include exclusive leisure-style Pikachu and Denryu goods, as well as acrylic charms featuring glowing Pokémon that can only be purchased here. In addition to Pokémon character plush toys, the store also sells items like Pokémon leisure sheets and insulated tote bags. The interior of the store is themed after the Bay Area, with imagery inspired by seaside parks and lighthouses. POKEMON CENTER TOKYO BAY offers a wide selection of new products and friendly customer service, making it a great spot for Pokémon fans to visit on weekdays. However, like other Pokémon Centers, it gets crowded on weekends, requiring visitors to obtain admission tickets. While access from Tokyo may not be the most convenient, the store offers a high level of comfort and can be considered a hidden gem for Pokémon fans.

To get to POKEMON CENTER TOKYO BAY, take the JR Keiyo Line from Tokyo Station and get off at Minami-Funabashi. It takes about 30 minutes by train from JR Tokyo Station to Minami-Funabashi Station. After about a 10-minute walk from Minami-Funabashi Station, you'll reach a large shopping mall, inside of which the Pokémon Center is located. The shopping mall itself is quite spacious, and it takes about 5 minutes to walk from the entrance on the Minami-Funabashi Station side to the Pokémon Center. Inside POKEMON CENTER TOKYO BAY, the aisles are wide and the layout makes it easy to see the products, providing a high level of comfort for shopping. Since there are also limited-edition goods available only at this Pokémon Center, Pokémon fans who want to comfortably choose Pokémon goods may want to visit this store.


Address: 4th Floor, Tokyo Skytree Town Solamachi East Yard, 1-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Google Map: https://maps.app.goo.gl/cLhEGis4CoiG9ZgPA
Access: Directly connected to Oshiage Station on Tobu Skytree Line, Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line, Keisei Oshiage Line, and Toei Asakusa Line.
Opening Hours: Open daily from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
Website: https://www.pokemon.co.jp/shop/pokecen/skytreetown/

The Pokémon Center Skytree Town is located in the shopping mall beneath the famous Tokyo Skytree, a popular tourist attraction in Tokyo. On the floor where the Pokémon Center is situated, there are numerous anime shops, making it a bustling place with a large number of foreign tourists. Inside the store, you can find a large statue of the legendary Pokémon "Rayquaza," and it's a common sight to see Pokémon fans excitedly taking photos with it. As a Pokémon Center located in a tourist destination, it tends to be quite crowded, and they often have entry restrictions on weekends. Visitors to this store include not only foreign tourists but also many families with children. The Pokémon merchandise sold here is similar to what you can find in other Pokémon Centers, including plush toys, tableware, stationery, badges, and smartphone accessories. Like other Pokémon Centers, if you visit on your birthday, you can receive a special gift.

POKEMON CENTER SKYTREE TOWN has excellent transportation access and can be reached in under 30 minutes from Tokyo Station. Convenient access from the central part of Tokyo can be found at Oshiage Station on the Tokyo Metro or Toei Asakusa Line. The Pokémon Center is located on the 4th floor of the directly connected shopping mall "SOLAMACHI." The 4th floor features many shops that sell anime merchandise, including Gundam, JUMP SHOP, and Studio Ghibli-themed stores, making it a highly popular destination for anime fans. This store is well-suited for those looking to visit alongside Tokyo Skytree.


Address:  2-19-12 Takashima, Nishi-ku, Yokohama City, Marui City Yokohama 8F
Google Map: https://maps.app.goo.gl/Yi9N1MuJ9gps3N8d7
Access: Approximately a 15-minute walk from JR Ikebukuro Station.
Opening Hours: Open daily from 10:30 AM to 8:30 PM.
Website: https://www.pokemon.co.jp/shop/pokecen/yokohama/

The Pokémon Center Yokohama is located in the Marui shopping center near JR Yokohama Station. In the same building, you can find SURUGAYA, a popular spot for anime fans. What sets Pokémon Center Yokohama apart are its interior lighting and atmosphere. Yokohama, where the store is located, is close to the sea, and this Pokémon Center illuminates the interior with beautiful blue lights from the ceiling, creating a feeling of swimming in the ocean. The types of products available for sale are similar to other Pokémon Centers, including plush toys, stationery, and miscellaneous goods.At Pokémon Center Yokohama, there are exclusive items available only at this store. These limited-edition goods feature a marine design inspired by the blue sea (plush toys, bags, handkerchiefs, stationery, stickers, etc.). Inside the store, there is a "Game Station" area where you can comfortably play Pokémon games and even experience games that have not been released yet. In addition to merchandise sales, there is also a section where you can take photos with character costumes depending on the time. Pokémon Center Yokohama is easily accessible from Yokohama Station and is bustling with many families on weekends.

The Pokémon Center Yokohama is connected to JR Yokohama Station via an underground passage. When you arrive at Yokohama Station, head towards the Marui shopping mall where the Pokémon Center is located. The Pokémon Center Yokohama can get very crowded on weekends, and they often distribute numbered tickets before opening. You may receive a numbered ticket at the entrance of the Pokémon Center, and this ticket determines your entry time. The store itself is very spacious, making it easy to browse the merchandise comfortably.


Address: 2F, Sunshine City, 3-1-2 Higashiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo.
Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/RNeXAehWHdCfLsHV6
Access: Approximately a 15-minute walk from JR Ikebukuro Station.
Opening Hours: Open daily from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
Website: https://www.pokemon.co.jp/shop/pokecen/megatokyo/

Pokemon Center Mega Tokyo is an official Pokemon shop known for being one of the largest in Tokyo. The store itself is spacious and often crowded. On the same floor, you'll find Pikachu Sweets and Pokémon GO Lab. With the presence of the Pokemon Card Station, it offers enjoyment for many Pokemon enthusiasts.At the entrance of Pokemon Center Mega Tokyo, there is a large Miraidon (Charizard) object where visitors often take photos.
The merchandise available at this Pokemon Center includes the latest game software, toys for children, and plush toys of popular Pokemon such as Pikachu and Eevee. There are also numerous plush toys of the Scarlet Violet Pokemon. Stationery, tote bags, mugs, earrings, and other accessories are displayed on shelves, and visitors fill their shopping baskets with various items.After purchasing your favorite merchandise at the Pokemon Center, taking a break at Pikachu Sweets on the same floor is a great idea. Pikachu Sweets offers drinks and snacks such as donuts for sale.

Pokemon Center Mega Tokyo is located northeast of Ikebukuro Station, a bit away from the station itself. The facility is large, but it is always crowded with Japanese families and tourists. If you plan to visit Pokemon Center Mega Tokyo, it's best to go on a relatively quiet weekday during the daytime. Since Ikebukuro has many stores that sell anime and manga merchandise, it's recommended to explore them together.Compared to Pokemon Center Shibuya, Pokemon Center Mega Tokyo attracts more families and children as visitors. It is a popular facility known for its attractions and activities specifically designed for children.


Address: 6th floor, Shibuya PARCO, 15-1 Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo.
Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/PZH8QP4CCMY3fW1i6
Access: 10-minute walk from Shibuya Station on the JR Yamanote Line.
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM.
Website: https://www.pokemon.co.jp/shop/en/pokecen/shibuya/

Pokémon Center is an official shop of Pokémon that offers approximately 5,000 types of merchandise, including a wide range of original products. The Pokémon Center Shibuya, being one of the larger stores, hosts enjoyable events. The popular Pokémon Mewtwo, featured in the store's logo, appears inside the store using animatronics technology, showcasing realistic movements and textures. Additionally, they provide services like the Pokémon Design Lab, where you can purchase custom-designed T-shirts on the spot using a large touch screen. It is always bustling with tourists.The cool interior of Pokémon Center Shibuya, predominantly black with calming purple accents in the lighting, exudes a mature atmosphere. Once inside, you'll encounter Mewtwo, and its lifelike presence is truly captivating.


Pokémon Center Shibuya is located about a 10-minute walk from Shibuya Station. You can easily find it by heading towards Shibuya PARCO. On the same 6th floor as Pokémon Center Shibuya, you'll also find JUMP SHOP SHIBUYA, as well as official merchandise stores for game companies like Nintendo and Capcom. As a result, it's always crowded with many foreign tourists.Due to heavy congestion, Saturdays and Sundays can be quite busy, so if you want to take your time exploring the facilities, it's advisable to go in the morning. Pokémon Center Shibuya is a delightful spot where you can purchase official merchandise and enjoy entertaining attractions.


Address: 2-11-2 Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan,Nihombashi Takashimaya Shopping Center East Building, 5th floor.
Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/zxLEpL9piyzBx1Fj6
Access: Get off at JR Tokyo Station, and it's a 5-minute walk from the Yaesu North Exit.
3 minutes on foot from the B2 exit of Nihonbashi Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line and Tozai Line.
Opening Hours: 10:30 AM - 9:00 PMWebsite: https://www.pokemon.co.jp/shop/en/pokecen/tokyodx/

Among the Pokémon Centers in the Kanto region, this is the only one that has a café attached. To enter the café, a prior reservation is necessary. Right at the entrance of the Pokémon Center, you'll find life-sized Pikachu, Snorlax, and Mew, where many visiting tourists take commemorative photos. The life-sized Snorlax has an impressive presence, and the wallpaper behind it features various Pokémon silhouettes.Passing through the entrance, you'll discover a display tracing the history of Pokémon games and a touch-playable Pokédex, offering plenty of enjoyment. Inside the Pokémon Center, plush toys abound, with numerous Pokémon eagerly welcoming visitors. The vast collection of Pokémon plush toys is overwhelming. In addition to plush toys, the Pokémon Center sells a variety of goods, including snacks, stationery, mugs, hats, and children's clothing. It seems that exclusive Pokémon Center merchandise and traditional Japanese-style goods are also quite popular.Due to its popularity among foreign tourists, the Pokémon Center Tokyo DX is always crowded, and it can take a long time to make purchases. Sunday nights are relatively less crowded inside the facility.

This Pokémon Center is incredibly popular and tends to be crowded. Compared to other Pokémon Centers, it attracts a large number of tourists, leading to constant congestion inside. Although it is easily accessible, located about a 5-minute walk from Tokyo Station, the entrance resembles a clean office building, making it somewhat difficult to spot at first glance. Nihonbashi Takashimaya is a well-known department store in Tokyo, so the Pokémon Center benefits from its high visibility. If you ever get lost, asking for directions like, "Where is the East Building of Nihonbashi Takashimaya? I want to go to the Pokémon Center," might be helpful. The Pokémon Center has become a renowned tourist attraction in this area, contributing to its high recognition.