Hi all, recently I went back to Japan for 2 weeks and had a fantastic time! Eventually I plan to make videos on a lot of the game shops I visited, as well as all the pickups from the trip too. But for now, I’ll be sharing a look at all the cool stuff I got up to over the two weeks! In this first post I’ll cover what I got up to on the first day.
After an exhausting 40+ hour journey thanks to the Covid-19 Coronavirus cancelling flights, we finally arrived in Tokyo! Then, after another long train ride from Narita airport, we made it to the hotel and decided to check in early. We were absolutely shattered, but I thought it was best to stay up until a regular sleeping time so Jet Lag didn’t get us too badly. (It was only about 1pm when we arrived!)
After a quick shower and a change of clothes, we headed out to Akihabara. When we got there I remembered just how magical the place is, with the music and lights blaring from every direction, to the cute girls in maid outfits dancing around and handing out leaflets, and the massive Sega and Taito arcade buildings, I was home!
We didn’t stay for too long through because we had a meal booked in the new Pokemon Cafe in Nihonbashi. We walked there and on the way I was amazed at all the tall buildings and had to stop to get photos every few steps!
Once we arrived and went up in the lift, we were greeted by a giant Snorlax, and a wall of the history of the Pokemon games, showcasing screenshots from all the games. To the right of that was the Pokemon Centre Tokyo DX shop which I’ll cover a bit later on. For now though, let’s take a look inside the Cafe!
When we arrived inside the Cafe we were given an iPad to order the food and drinks. The food was very cute and well presented, and the decorations in the cafe were amazing too! Take a look at the photos below.
There were signed drawings on the walls, with signatures from Ken Sugimori (Designer / Art Director) and Junichi Masuda (Composer, Director and Producer), and some others that I didn’t recognise.
And here’s a quick look around the cafe too.
After we’d stuffed ourselves full of Pokemon themed food and drink, it was time to check out the Pokemon Center! See anything you like the look of? Let me know in the comments!
Thanks for reading, I’ve got a lot more to share from my trip to Japan which I’ll be uploading over the coming weeks, and be sure to check out my Youtube channel for a look at all the retro games I picked up, and a tour of some of the game shops too!