Pokemon Center Mega Tokyo – things to buy & other info

I grew up with Pokemon cartoons and collectibles. Between me and Pikachu was love at first sight and even now, as an adult, I still am a Pokemon fan. 

I just couldn’t visit Japan without stopping at the Pokemon Center. I’ve been to both Osaka Pokemon Center and Pokemon Center Mega Tokyo and in this post I’m going to share with you everything you need to know before visiting the Tokyo Pokecenter.

Tokyo Pokemon Center

Tokyo is a big city, with many tourist attractions. It’s hard to see everything, especially if you’re only staying a few days. However, a visit to the Pokemon Shop in Tokyo is a must if you’re a fan. Release your inner child and step into the fantasy land.

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1. About Tokyo Pokecenter

Tokyo Pokemon Center Store

I know that everyone’s gone crazy over the famous Pokemon Go game but the Japanese really took it to the next level. When you’ll see large groups of people on the street standing and staring at their phones, they’re playing Pokemon Go.

People on lunch breaks, parents with small children and even elderly people all play Pokemon Go. It’s quite fascinating to see how these cute characters stole everyone’s hearts.

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Pokemon Center Mega Tokyo guide - things to buy, how to get there
Pokemon Center Mega Tokyo guide - things to buy, how to get there
Pokemon Center Mega Tokyo guide - things to buy, how to get there

A visit to this store is a once-in-a-lifetime experience if you’re a Pokemon fan. Stepping inside feels like stepping inside a fantasy land.

Tokyo Pokemon Center

The Pokemon Mega Store in Tokyo is full of collectibles, plush toys, accessories and clothes. The shop is quite big and you’ll need at least one hour to explore it all. Get lost through the shelves and find awesome poke-balls and hundreds of other Pokemon-themed items. 

-> Planning to explore more of Japan? Check out this awesome itinerary!

Tokyo Pokemon Center Store

I have to admit that after visiting the Pokemon Center in Osaka, the one in Tokyo didn’t surprise me as much because the store’s layout and merchandise are quite similar.

However, one thing that I’ve noticed is that the prices in Tokyo are slightly higher. Therefore, if you also plan to visit Osaka and want to buy lots of stuff, I recommend skipping the Tokyo Pokemon Center.

Things you can buy at Pokemon Mega Store Tokyo

Tokyo Pokemon Center plush pokemons

No matter which is your favorite character, you’ll find the corresponding plush toy. There are also pens, notebooks, backpacks, t-shirts, and figurines, all Pokemon-themed.

I recommend setting a budget before heading to the Pokemon Center or you’ll end up buying the entire store. The products are all really qualitative and have a premium feel. 

Other activities

At the entrance of the store, you’ll find Pokemon electronic games. For just a few dollars you can play with your favorite characters.

Tokyo Pokemon Center Store electronic games

There is also a specially designated area where you can play Pokemon card games. Even though you’ll see mostly locals playing, you can give it a try.

Don’t be surprised to see people trying to exchange Pokemons on Pokemon Go. The Japanese are really passionate about the mobile game and they want to collect all the characters. 

Tokyo Pokemon Center Store card games

Opening hours

The Pokemon Center in Tokyo is opened every day, from 10 am to 8 pm. For more awesome things to do in Tokyo, click here.

2. Tokyo Pokemon Center Mega Location

The Tokyo Pokecenter is located near Ikebukuro Station. From there, you’ll have to walk for another 10 minutes to reach it. The easiest and cheapest way to get to it is by local transport but you can take a taxi too.

Good to know – Getting around Tokyo by subway is extremely fast and convenient. With a Subway Pass you’ll get unlimited rides in the city.

Tokyo Pokemon Center Store

3. Where to stay in Tokyo

Tokyo is a big city and finding the perfect accommodation can be challenging. I’ve been searching for the best hotels in Tokyo, for every budget. If you’re looking for a good value-for money hotel, here are my recommendations:

  • Budget – Emblem Hostel – good location, gym, clean rooms, access to train/ subway
  • Mid Budget – Hotel Rex – excellent location, included breakfast, modern & spacious rooms, awesome amenities
  • Luxury – Ascot Tokyo – excellent location, beautiful pool, spacious & luxurious rooms, excellent staff, great value-for-money

I am sure that you’ll love the Pokemon Center Mega in Tokyo. It’s a place where all the Pokemon fans come together and re-live a part of their childhood. I absolutely loved it and got myself a few souvenirs.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to let me know in the comments section below. Pokemon. Gotta catch ’em all!

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Aurelia Teslaru
Aurelia Teslaru

Aurelia Teslaru is a professional travel blogger and the writer behind Daily Travel Pill. With a 4-year experience as a travel writer and photographer, Aurelia only shares travel guides about destinations that she visited.

She has been to more than 40 countries during the past 10 years and aims to explore 50 countries before turning 30 years old. Aurelia is a digital nomad who transformed her passion for travel into a lifestyle. Read more about her here.

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4 Comments

  1. July 30, 2019 / 9:09 am

    I didn’t even know this existed. I need to get myself to Japan for all these novelty places to check out. Cheers!

    • dailytravelpill
      August 1, 2019 / 9:09 am

      It’s a really awesome place! I loved it!

  2. Ben
    September 6, 2019 / 9:19 am

    I am travelling to japan in a week for 3 weeks and I was wondering if anyone knows the prices of pokemon booster boxes? Single booster packs
    Thank you
    Ben

    • dailytravelpill
      September 19, 2019 / 7:30 am

      Hey. I am sorry but I don’t know the prices. I think they have an online store too. You should check it out! 🙂

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