Hey, baby, take a walk on the wild side with Pikachu..
The Asakusa area of Tokyo, with its rich culture and history, is one of the most popular places to visit in the city. However, it may be difficult for the uninitiated if they want to enjoy everything the district has to offer, but fortunately Pokémon GO is here to help!
The mobile phone game is taking advantage Its gameplay is based on real-world maps to help guide you around Asakusa’s landmarks while catching plenty of Pokémon along the way.. It does this with the help of the new Routes feature where a predetermined path appears on the map that players can walk along to earn additional items.
Thus, Pokémon GO players visiting Asakusa can follow one of eight themed routes created to guide them through the best spots in the area.. The entire area will also be decorated with Images of Pokémon GO in the style of traditional ukiyo-e woodcuts and each route receives its own Pokémon mascot that will also appear more frequently in the game.
1. Past and Present Route
Represented by the ever popular PikachuThis 1.2-kilometer (0.75-mile) tour runs from the equally popular traditional landscape around Sensoji Temple to the modern architectural marvel that is Tokyo SkyTree.
2. Full stomach route
This 700-meter route will take you through the best restaurants in the area. It will surely be popular among food lovers and also with Pokémon GO players in search of the elusive shiny, hundo or dare I say shundo version of the representative Pokémon of this route. snorlax.
3, Scenic Route
Join the many Raltses, Kirliasand Gardevoirs along this peaceful 850-meter route that will guide you through some of the most photogenic parts of Asakusa.
4. Recreation Route
Fun is the name of the game on this 850-meter route that passes some of Asakusa’s many cultural and entertainment venues. Pokémon GO trainers can also enjoy trying to accumulate shiny and hundo. Eevees for its multiple evolutions.
5. Amazing route
This 750-meter route takes you through the most surprising and unusual places in Asakusa, where you are sure to find surprising and unusual Pokémon. Darumakawhose Daruma-style appearance fits well with the general atmosphere of the area.
6. Riverside route
Asakusa also has a beautiful walking trail along the Sumida River and you can make the most of it by following this 750 meter route while catching plenty of Magikarp to complete your Fisher badge requirements.
7. Side Street Route
This route takes you off the beaten track and through 800 meters of the area’s narrow side streets for a totally different experience. You are sure to find the original stray cat. meow there too.
8. Night view route
Asakusa also takes on a totally different look at night and this 750 meter route will allow you to see it from the best vantage points while enjoying the soft glow of the numerous litwicks that can be found.
Everyone is welcome to take any or all of these routes, but you only need to complete one to get a free Pokémon Asakusa ukiyo-e map sticker showing his route credential to the staff of the Asakusa View Hotel Annex Rokku. This map will also be displayed as a massive 29-foot (9-meter) scroll hanging on Rokku Broadway with a 13-foot (4-meter) tall real-life PokéStop installed nearby.
▼ Pokémon shown on the map are more likely to appear in their corresponding locations in their base forms.
There are also many other fun things like this. Ukiyo-e style mural of a Pokémon trainer battle on the Don Quixote side of Asakusa. The part next to Pikachu is empty so you can pose in the scene for photos, but I suppose to fit with the ukiyo-e theme, it would be best to raise one of your knees as high as you can while pointing your palm wide open towards soil.
All you need to do to participate is bring your smart device charged with Pokémon GO to Asakusa at any time between November 25 and December 10. Who knows? You could even see ours Pokémon GO Correspondent PK Sanjun hanging around there too!
Source: PR Times via Japaaan
Featured Image: YouTube/Pokémon GO Japan
Insert images: PR Times
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