Japanese Hotel Chain Has Pokémon Rooms

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The Mimaru hotel chain has locations in Osaka, Kyoto, and Tokyo. While most of its rooms are apartment-type hotel rooms, some also include special rooms that are covered in Pokémon.


Not only are there Poké Balls emblazoned on the walls and beds, but there are also Pocket Monster plushies, dishes, mugs, clocks and snacks!

These particular rooms can be reserved at the locations in Tokyo’s Ueno East, Ueno Okachimachi, Hatchobori, Ueno North, and Ginza East as well as Kyoto’s Karasuma Oike North, Kyoto Station, Nishinotoin Takatsuji, Kawaramachigojo, and Shinmachi Sanjo. (The Osaka locations, sadly, don’t have Pokémon.)


The rooms are around 28,350 yen ($267) per night.


Once Japan opens up to international visitors again, if you like Pokémon, this might be a good place to stay.

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


First few pictures, lookin a little kiddy but I’d still be down. Then I get down to the Pikachu cupcakes, that tea set, and then they put Snorlax footprints leading to the bed? I’m aaaaall in. I’m not exactly going to Japan any time soon, but I’m still in.

And I didn’t know I needed plushies of Pikachu dressing up as other pokemon, but I sure as hell do now.