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Where Are Pokémon GO Nests in Tokyo? Don’t miss Rare Pokémon!

The world is heated with Pokémon Go fever, and Japan is not an exception. Here is a list of place known as "Pokémon Nests" in Tokyo, Japan, for you to catch rare Pokémon whilst sightseeing!

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It’s perfect timing if you are traveling around Japan or thinking of going to Japan because it cannot be more authentic than playing Pokémon Go here, right?

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Pickachu’s Nest

Shinjuku Gyoen Park
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Our all-time favorite Pikachu is one of the rare Pokémons to catch with which is not surprising. Since its release on July 22nd in Japan some trainers have already identified where you should go to catch Pikachu. The go to place is the famous national park in the central Tokyo, Shinjuku Gyoen. Only five a minute walk from Shinjuku Gyoenmae Station, this park of the vast green and nature will surround you as soon as you enter. It is somehow strange to experience such a peaceful oasis and having skyscrapers as a background at the same time. The rumor spread across to all Pokemon Go users that Pikachu will frequently appear and the masses flocked into the park. On average it is said that 30 minutes would be good enough to encounter 5 to 10 Pikachu. Now, let’s find out and catch them!

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Shinjuku Gyoen Park (Pikachu’s Nest)

Address: 11 Naitomachi, Shinjuku, Tokyo

Access: 5 minute walk from Shinjuku Gyoenmae Station

Hours: 9:00am ~ 4:00pm

200 yen (adults)
50 yen (primary & junior high school)

Phone: 03-3341-1461

Website: Shinjuku Gyoen Park (Japanese)


Bulbasaur’s Nest

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Planning to visit the Tokyo Skytree, the tallest broadcasting, restaurant, and observation tower in Japan? Then you should extend your walk to Kinshi Park where you can find many Bulbasaur. There are many restaurants and cafés around the area, so it is ideal for a little break from walking around trying to catch Pokémon. Apparently, on the very day of the release of Pokémon Go, there were so many people gathering to catch the rare Pokemon in this park and there was a festival-like atmosphere that kept going until the next morning.

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Kinshi Park (Bulbasaur’s Nest)

Address: 4-15-1, Kinshi, Sumida, Tokyo

Access: 5 minute walk from Kinshicho Station

Website: Kinshi Park (Japanese)


Porygon’s Nest

Ueno Park

Ueno is already famous for many tourists, so I imagine Pokémon Go could not forget to mark it as one of the highly concentrated Pokestop areas. On social media, trainers mentioned Ueno Park as well as the Ueno general area to find the rare Pokémon Porygon. It is definitely worth going to Ueno because even if you don’t catch Porygon, there are many fun things to do.

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Ueno Park (Porygon’s Nest)

Address: Sancho-me, Ikenohata, Ueno Park, Taito, Tokyo

Access: 2 minute walk from Ueno Station

Website: Ueno Park  (PDF)


Snorlax’s Nest

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With that huge belly and the relaxing face – yes, that’s our Snorlax and this is one of the rarest Pokémons you could possibly catch. Some of you may be dying to catch it, so here are two spots you should go to often – Roppongi Hills and Yoyogi Park. With the crazy modern look, its the 54-story skyscraper in Roppongi Hills that was apparently attracting Snorlax a lot.

Yoyogi Park

If you prefer green over modernity, you should try going to relax in Yoyogi Park. Interesting events are often going on so you might want to check out and enjoy over 500,000 square meters of Yoyogi park!

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Roppongi Hills (Snorlax’s Nest)

Address: 6 Chome-11-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, T0kyo

Access: Walking distance from Roppongi Station

Phone: 03-6406-6000

Website: Roppongi Hills


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Yoyogi Park

Address: 2-1 Yoyogikamizonocho, Shibuya, Tokyo

Access: 3 minute walk from Harajuku Station

Phone: 03-3469-6081

Website: Yoyogi Park (Japanese)


Dratini’s Nest

Setagaya Park

It seems that parks are the main place to catch as many Pokémon as possible, and Dratini is no exception. For this particular Pokémon, you must visit Setagaya Park. It is known as a family friendly park for having many attractions for kids, but also a relaxing spot for those who want to escape from hectic central Tokyo. Now there is another reason to visit since so many trainers have found Dratini pretty much everywhere in the park. Some stayed out for three hours just wondering around to successfully make it evolved into Dragonite!

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Setagaya Park (Dratini’s Nest)

Address: 1-5-27 Ikejiri, Setagaya, Tokyo

Access: 18 minute walk from Sangenjaya Station

Website: Setagaya Park


Farfetch’d (Only Asia)

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This may be a bit off the record, but if you currently are or will be visiting Japan, you have to make sure you catch Farfetch’d. It is not as rare as what were listed above, but this is one of the limited Pokémons that will only appear in Asia!


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  1. CupidsMystress

    September 15, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    can confirm the Ueno Park (Porygon’s Nest)

    Address: Sancho-me, Ikenohata, Ueno Park, Taito, Tokyo

    Access: 2 minutes walk from Ueno Station

    got one within 20 mina

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