Pokemon Street Lights in Kyoto
Now I need to start by saying I haven’t ever played Pokemon Go but have friends that do and my husband even created an account to play a few times while we were in Japan. But it was obvious from the moment we arrived in Tokyo that Pokemon Go was really popular.
In Tokyo, we stayed a short walk from Shinjuku Station. We found a Pokemon Go area just outside the station. We walked by this area a few times and people where there playing each time.
After some time in Tokyo, we headed to Kyoto. We arrived late in the afternoon, found our hotel and went out for a walk. Not far from our hotel we started to find Pokemon lights attached to the street lights.
So why are there Pokemon lights attached to the street lights? Well, in 2016 a new Pokemon Centre opened in Kyoto. Now I didn’t realise this while we were in Kyoto, so we didn’t get to the centre. Apparently, the street lights were installed to celebrate the opening of the centre.
I must admit, I had a few strange looks as I walked from light post to light post taking photos of each light.
Night time photos were taken with a Nikon Z7 with 35mm prime lens, hand held with no flash.
I really didn’t take much notice of the whole phenomenon for the rest of our trip, well that was until we arrived back at Narita Airport for our flight home. We couldn’t escape Pokemon there either.