Photo Credit: RecreationalPokemon@flickr
Not only Tokyo, but also Kyoto is said to be an attractive place for playing Pokémon GO in Japan. Here is the list of places known as “Pokémon Nests” in Kyoto, for you to catch rare Pokémon whilst sightseeing.
Squirtle is one of the popular Pokémon of all because Squirtle is one of three rare Pokémons you can choose at the very first part of FireRed and LeafGreen. Fortunately, you can catch Squirtle whilst your sightseeing in Kyoto. The place is Kyoto Botanical Garden which is known as the famous and large public botanic garden. This Garden is near Kitayama station, which is only 16 minutes from Kyoto station by Karasuma railroad. In this garden, there are about 1,2000 kinds of flowers and tropical plants. Seasonal difference enhance the attractiveness of this garden. Here, the rumor spread across the Pokémon Go users that Squirtle appears occasionally. On average, it is said that 1 hour would be good enough to encounter 3 to 5 Squirtle.
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Kyoto Botanical Garden (Squirtle’s Nest)
Address: Shimogamo, Hangi-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
Access: 5 minutes walk from Kitayama station
Hours: 9:00am ~ 16:00pm
200 yen (General)
150 yen (High School Students)
80 yen (Elementary and Junior High School Students)
Website: Kyoto Botanical Garden
Trainers get Dratini in Shijo Bridge, near Shijo station, which is only 14 minutes from Kyoto station by bus route No.205. Shijo Bridge is just a big bridge, but you must be surprised by nice spectacular view from the bridge because you can see historical townscape and many wooden houses. You can also enjoy seasonal difference in Shijo Bridge such as beautiful cherry blossoms in spring and splendid Gion festival in summer.
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Shijo Bridge (Dratini’s Nest)
Address: Shimogamo, Hangi-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City, Prefecture
Access: 3 minutes walk from Shijo station(Bus)
Arashiyama park is in the west side of Kyoto and is divided into Kameyama area, Nakanojima area and Rinzenji area. You can get Growlithe in Kameyama area, which is 15 minutes from Saga Arashiyama station on foot. This park is filled with historical shrines and temples, so is already famous for many tourists. Also, you should see Bamboo Groove. When you stand amid those bamboo, you feel like being in another world. However, it is true that trainers mention Arashiyama park as a Growlithe’s Nest, so it is worth a try as you would not bore yourself with many other fun and real attractions this park has.
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Arashiyama park Kameyama Area (Growlithe’s Nest)
Address: Saga Kamenocho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
Access: 15 minutes walk from Saga Arashiyama station
Sometimes, Gastly appears in Keihanna commemorative park, near Gakken Nara-Tomigaoka Station. You can enjoy nostalgic countryside scenery, here because there are a Japanese garden and Budding tree forests. If you want to get away from hustle and bustle of a city and feel unconstrained, you should go to this park and if you have good luck, you can get Gastly.
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Keihanna Commemorative Park (Gastly’s Nest)
Address:6-1 Seikadai, Seika-cho, Soraku-gun, Kyoto Prefecture
Access: 7 minutes walk from Gakken Nara-Tomigaoka Station
Hours: 9:00am ~ 4:30pm
200 yen (General)
100 yen (Elementary and Junior High School Students)
Website: Kyoto Keihanna Commemorative Park
Photo Credit: kyoto-u.ac.jp
You can get Electabuzz in Seifuso villa, near Demachiyanagi station. Seifuso villa is an early modern Japanese-style work of architecture, so it is one of Important Cultural Property. Especially, Japanese garden is fabulous and you can enjoy autumn leaves in autumn.
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Seifuso Villa (Electabuzz’s Nest)
Address: 2-1 TanakaKanda-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
Access: 5 minutes walk from Demachiyanagi station
Website: Kyoto Seifuso Villa