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Kids paradise for Pokémon

Found inside a large shopping centre in Kyoto - kids Pokémon paradise! Way too much choice for... read more

Reviewed December 26, 2018
Sydney, Australia
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Unique items, near the origin of Ho oh.

Firstly, looking for the Pokemon Center, it is not a stand-alone shop. It's actually inside the... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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52 Shincho Yonjodori Kawaramachi Nishi Iru, Shimogyo-ku | 5F Takashimaya Kyoto Store, Kyoto 600-8001, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed April 11, 2019

It is now shifted to a new place at Suina from Mid March 2019 onwards It really has a decent collection, i think a much bigger collection than the one at Tokyo's station (but it does not have a cafe) From Pokemon's instant noodle cup...More

Date of experience: April 2019
2  Thank Jay H
Reviewed April 10, 2019 via mobile

I think we were expecting some kind of museum or display but it is a store. As a 44 year old adult, I don’t get Pokémon. That said, I dropped about $80 and my kids were pumped. If your kids like Pokémon or if you...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank noahb178
Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

Ok will make this short. Go to Takashimaya. Take lift to level 5. Prepare to spend money. Children will surely love this place given that there are so many soft toys on sale. I’m sure your friends/colleagues will ask you to buy Pokémon for them...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Pourquoipaul
Reviewed December 26, 2018 via mobile

Found inside a large shopping centre in Kyoto - kids Pokémon paradise! Way too much choice for them - but items of all price ranges available. Lots we can’t buy at home. Pokémon lovers paradise!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank nicolet744
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Firstly, looking for the Pokemon Center, it is not a stand-alone shop. It's actually inside the Takashimaya Kyoto Store on the 5th floor. (Takashimaya is one-block south of Kawaramachi Station. If you're coming from Osaka, just take the Hankyu [black] line to the very last...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank lucem808
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

Small pokemon center , haves a great pikachu with kimono kyoto exclusive , has a great amount of plushies

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Belgu2015
Reviewed May 27, 2018

This Pokémon Center may be smaller than others, but I loved it anyway. They have lots of cute stuff and a Kyoto exclusive Pikachu plush dressed in kimono. The staff is so friendly and always ready to help. It is very well located near to...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Berta B
Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

Certainly smaller than Osaka and Tokyo, but still has a great range of merchandise suitable for any fan. Exclusives only available in Kyoto too. Easy to access, great for a browse through when you're in the zone to shop.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Junichini
Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

I had two excited children (7 and 9 years) who weren't phased by the shop being small. Pickachu was there to great and happy for photo. We thought the shop stocked a wide variety of items and staff were friendly and helpful. Kids walked out...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank JnST
Reviewed December 10, 2017 via mobile

I was aware this was going to be a small store but I was still surprised by how tiny the Pokemon centre was. It was just a very small corner of Takashimaya level 5. Good variety of merchandise, but would suggest to visit other Pokemon...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank Lingzhi X
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Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub,
Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining,
and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with
tourists and local business travelers, making it a
competitive location for ever-new commercial
structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and
trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains.
Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and
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