It's Late 2017 And Pokémon Go Can Still Draw Massive Crowds In Japan

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When Pokémon Go launched in Japan (and, well, everywhere), hordes of folks were playing it. The numbers of active players have dropped, but the game still has a dedicated following.

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Of course, Japan isn’t alone. The game is still played and enjoyed by people all around the globe.

From November 24 to November 26, there was a Pokémon Go Safari Zone event at the Tottori Sand Dunes in Tottori Prefecture, Japan. (Similar Safari Zone events were held in Europe in September.)

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According to IT Media, the Pokémon Go Safari Zone drew 87,000 people over the the three-day event in Tottori and was an economic boon for the area.

Have a look at the festivities.

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Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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papigiulio
Papigiulio

the only people I see playing pokemon go here are older people, the young people have returned to playing puzzledragons etc

But rather they play in the desert and not bothering anyone than behind the wheel or while walking because the pisses me of to no extend.