It has always been my dream to visit the Pokemon Center ever since the news came out on the internet. Since we were in Ueno earlier that day, we opted to visit the branch in Ikebukuro since it was nearest Ueno. There are actually quite a few Pokemon Centers in Japan [website] so if you’re planning to visit, make sure you check which one is nearest your location 🙂 The one in Ikebukuro is in Sunshine City [you have to enter the mall]. It was a bit of a struggle to find from the station so better have google maps ready!
Stairway to heaven? lol.
To get the visitors super excited, there are pokemon artworks all over the walls and escalators until you reach the center!
They have areas in which guests can play Pokemon cards but it’s basically a huge place where you can buy all sorts of official Pokemon merchandise.
Electrifying high-five with this one!
The line at the cashier is really, really long!
I was THIS CLOSE to buying the Pikachu backpack! Probably the cutest item I saw in the store.
Any Pokemon fan will go gaga inside the center! Look how cute the sleeping Pikachu and Bulbasaur plushies are!
Pokemon Center = Happy me!
Right outside the mall is Tokyu Hands [東急ハンズ, Tōkyū Hanzu] — “a Japanese department store. Tokyu Hands is part of the Tokyu Group, its first store opened in Shibuya, Tokyo in 1976. Tokyu Hands got its start as a DIY (Do-It-Yourself) store, hence the logo with 2 hands, and the emphasis on crafts and materials for projects.”
I freaked out when I saw the arts/crafts floor! SO MUCH PENS AND ART MATERIALS ! 😀
Can’t wait to share more entries about my recent trip <3 Thanks for reading!