Top Pokémon GO Tourist Destinations In Tokyo

Pikachu appears on a mobile phone screen as a user plays the smash-hit Pokemon Go game in Tokyo
Pikachu appears on a mobile phone screen as a user plays the smash-hit "Pokemon Go" game in Tokyo | © Newscom / Alamy Stock Photo
Alicia Joy

Tokyo Writer

With the recent release of the Pokémon GO Plus, a wearable device to aid trainers in their quest to catch them all, Pokémon fever is sure to hit Tokyo all over again. Make sure you’re not left behind by checking out each of these top tourist destinations for Pokémon GO in Tokyo.

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Yoyogi Park and Meiji Shrine

Park, Shrine

Yoyogi Park is a perfect place to hunt for Pokémon. With plenty of PokéStops and room to roam around, one could spend an entire afternoon hatching those ten kilometer eggs while stocking up on Stardust. Sharing grounds with the park is Meiji Shrine. The shrine itself may not have any Pokémon lurking behind the bushes, but the surrounding gardens have plenty, and its iconic torii gate is even a PokéStop.



A man plays the augmented reality mobile game Pokemon Go by Nintendo on his mobile phone as he walks at a busy crossing in Shibuya district in Tokyo, Japan, July 22, 2016. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
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Like any highly-populated area, Shibuya is home to countless PokéStops and plenty of rare Pokémon sightings. Farfetch’d, Squirtle and even Porygon have been spotted here. A quick walk up any of the lanes branching out from Shibuya Crossing will ensure you never run out of Pokéballs, thanks to all of those PokéStops.

Hamacho Park


According to Rocketnews, this park on the Sumida River is a hotspot for rare Pokémon and dedicated trainers. Dratini, Machop and Lickitung are known to nest here. Hamacho Station on the Toei-Shinjuku Line provides easy access, and the park’s waterside setting is a beautiful backdrop to these Pokémonhunting grounds.


Bridge, Park

With its reputation as the cosplayer’s catwalk and a giant Gundam standing guard, it’s no wonder Tokyo’s Odaiba has its fair share of Pokémon. Bulbasaur, Machop, Meowth, Voltorb and Doduo are just a few of the Pokémon you can expect to find on this futuristic island. Check out the Rainbow Bridge from Daiba Park or take a ride on the Daikanransha (a giant Ferris wheel) while you’re here.

Tokyo DisneySea and Tokyo Disneyland

Resort, Hotel

Tokyo DisneySea and Disneyland have plenty of PokéStops and gyms to keep you busy while waiting in line. Vulpix, Rhyhorn, Pikachu and countless others have been found here. Amusement parks like DisneySea and Disneyland encourage Pokémon GO fun, so expect to find quite a few of your fellow trainers wandering around.

Senso-ji Temple

Buddhist Temple

Senso-ji Temple at Asakusa in Tokyo, Japan. Hozomon Gate and five storied pagoda.
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Rare Pokémon like Blastoise have been spotted at Senso-ji, quite possibly one of Tokyo’s most famous temples. Other accounts state that Pokémon numbers in the area have declined. As more and more sacred grounds (temples, shrines and the like) request to be removed from Pokémon GO’s service area, places like Senso-ji could cease to be good hunting grounds for Pokémon trainers.



Like Shibuya, Roppongi has plenty of PokéStops scattered about. The great thing about Roppongi is that it is home to two of Tokyo’s most famous malls: Roppongi Hills and Tokyo Midtown. Malls are a resource for PokéStops and can keep you protected from the elements while you hatch those eggs, and of course catch a Pokémon or two.

Ueno Park

Buddhist Temple, Park, Shop

View of Ueno Park, Tokyo, Japan.
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Ueno Park may not be as big as Yoyogi, but it is still Tokyo’s most popular public park. Expect to find an endless supply of PokéStops as well as gyms to keep you busy. Ueno Park is also a known Dratini nest. Spend an afternoon here and you might just find yourself with your very own Dragonite.
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