One of Japan’s biggest pop-culture franchises has recently added Poké Lids Manhole covers (artistic utility items) for public space in Kyoto, Japan!
Now Pokémon lovers have more reason to travel to Kyoto, Japan
Pokémon Masters will now need to spend quality time in Kyoto to spot the rarest of Poké Lids based on the evolved forms of original Pokémon characters. Each Poké Lids have distinct designs and are unique to only one manhole in the world. In addition, Poké Lids will continue to be installed around Japan for years and decades to come.
According to their official statement, the campaign representatives hope that it will be an opportunity for many people all over the country and the world to know the charm of Pokémon and the charm of Kyoto municipalities. As of now, more than 150 locations all over Japan have Poké Lids installed.
Poké Lids a part of “Pokémon GO”
The project also aims at utilizing the installed Poké Lids as a pocket stop for the location-based game “Pokémon GO” for smartphones. Pokemon is one of the most popular Japanese games in the world!
About Poké Lids
The first installation of the “Evey” manhole took place in Ibusuki City, Kagoshima Prefecture in December 2018. In total, there are currently 159 Poké Lids in 15 prefectures of Japan. Many tourists are enjoying the Poké Lids tour as a part of their Japan visit itinerary.
In the future, there are plans to continue the installation of “Poke lids” in various places with the aim of simultaneously spreading the charm of each region and the charm of each Pokemon both domestically and internationally.
List of Japanese cities with Poké Lids
- Ibusuki City, Kagoshima Prefecture
- Iwate Prefecture
- Kagawa Prefecture
- Miyagi Prefecture
- Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture
- Tottori Prefecture
- Fukushima Prefecture
- Machida City, Tokyo
- Otsu City, Shiga Prefecture
- Miyazaki Prefecture
- Ojiya City, Niigata Prefecture
- Ikaruga Town, Nara Prefecture
- Ogasawara Village, Tokyo
- Aomori Prefecture
- Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture