Another great spot for Pokemon lovers in Tokyo – The Pokemon Cafe and Center Store. Pokemon Center Tokyo DX opened their cafe and center store earlier this year on the 5th floor of the Takashimaya Department store in Nihonbashi. They offer adorable Pokemon character themed drinks and dishes, exclusive merchandise and a visit from a Pokemon Character. Reservations required.
Patrons are allowed entrance into the cafe 10 min prior to reservation time (90 minute reservations). Upon entering we were pleasantly surprised by the bright and airy space. The interior is decorated with natural wood tables and flooring, a handful of Pokemon symbols, and a few Pokemon characters and souvenirs line the shelves.
Food and drink orders are made via multilingual iPads located at each table (last order is 60 minutes after you are seated). With any drink order you`ll get to a free Pokemon coaster. The wait staff will approach your table mid-meal for someone to select one card from a variety on their iPad. The card reveals a Pokemon and you will get to take that coaster home. At the 60 minute mark wait staff will remind you of the last order. After they make their rounds a Pokemon character will come out to greet the patrons. Individual photo ops are not allowed.
After lunch visit the Pokemon Center Store located just outside the cafe. Kids can play games, with the digital wall or sign up for a Pokemon card training session offered in the store (first come first served basis). Take home some great limited edition Pokemon souvenirs while you`re there!
Reservations are required to dine at the cafe. Link in English & Japanese https://reserve.pokemon-cafe.jp/
Pokemon Cafe and Center Store, Nihonbashi Details:
Address: 5F Nihonbashi Takashiyama East Building (東京都中央区日本橋二丁目11番2号 日本橋髙島屋Ｓ.Ｃ.東館 ５階)
Hours: Pokemon Center 10:30-21:00 /Pokemon Cafe 10:30-22:00 Daily
Access: 1 minute walk from Nihonbashi Station or 5 minutes on foot from the Yaesu North Exit of Tokyo Station. Parking available in the Takashimaya Department store, but
Pokemon Cafe and Center Store – World`s First Permanent Pokemon Cafe