Discover Japan’s Exclusive Pokémon in Pokémon GO Top Play Spots

Exploring Rainy-Day-Friendly Tourist Destinations Near Tokyo for Pokémon GO and Exclusive Japan-Only Pokémon Fun Pokémon

Since the first Pokémon game was released in 1996, Pokémon has expanded beyond its boundaries to include a wide range of anime and card games. As it will soon be 30 years since its release, there are many Pokémon fans in Japan, including two generations of parents and children.

Pokémon GO is the easiest of the many Pokémon-related games to play for free on smartphones. Pokémon GO has been downloaded more than one billion times worldwide. The main users range from teenagers to people in their 60s, and the gender ratio is said to be 50-50. The percentage of active users who play the game on a daily basis is twice that of other game apps. It is a game enjoyed by people of all ages and genders around the world.

Do you play Pokémon GO on a daily basis? Even if you don’t play Pokémon GO on a daily basis, try it when you come to Japan! Here are some Japan-exclusive Pokémon and recommended places to play.

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Pokémon Limited to Japan

Some Pokémon are limited to regions in which they appear. There are also opportunities to obtain regionally limited Pokémon at events and other events. However, did you know that there is a certain Pokémon “Trim” available only in Japan?

Trim, which can be changed by “change form” in Furfrou, is unique to each region.

The “Kabuki Trim” is only available in Japan.

Furfrou is not a Pokémon that is always available, so be sure to catch Furfrou in advance and save up Furfrou’s CANDY.

Need for “Kabuki Trim”

Furfrou’s CANDY 25/ STARDUST 10000

Tourist destinations near Tokyo where you can enjoy Pokémon GO

Pokémon GO is a game that can be played anywhere, so you probably want to enjoy it wherever you go. So if you can play the game in a tourist spot in Japan, great, right?


Odaiba Kaihin Koen park

The Odaiba area has many commercial facilities and parks. You can earn walking distance just by looking around the area, and there are also many PokéStops. It is recommended to enjoy Pokémon GO while strolling along the seaside.

Tokyo Disney Resort

Tokyo has two parks, Disneyland and DisneySea. You can earn a lot of walking distance just by playing inside the parks. Despite being inside a Disney theme park, there are many PokéStops and Gyms. Many people play “Pokémon GO” while waiting. It is actually a great place for Pokémon GO.

Ashikaga Flower Park

Ashikaga Flower Park in Tochigi Prefecture is famous for its wisteria flowers in spring and illuminations in winter. This is also a good place to play Pokémon GO. Outside of urban areas, PokéStops and Gyms are underpopulated, but this park is well stocked. Of course, you can also earn walking distance just by looking around the park.

More about “Ashikaga Flower Park”, please read this article.

When you want to play even on rainy days

During community days and events, you really want to play Pokémon GO. It’s hard to play while holding an umbrella, so we’ll give you some good places to play.


The area around Nakano Station is also dense with both PokéStops and Gyms. The Nakano Sun Mall shopping street, just outside the north exit of the station, has a roof, so it is safe even on rainy days. There are also cafes where you can relax. Nakano Broadway, located in the shopping arcade, is known as a mecca for subcultures. Why not enjoy both shopping and Pokémon GO here?

Haneda Airport

haneda airport

In fact, the airport is one of the facilities with many PokéStops. If the weather is bad, you can cut out sightseeing and go to the airport early to enjoy Pokémon GO. The airport is spacious, so it is also suitable for walking to gain walking distance.

Enjoy Pokemon GO to the fullest in Japan!