The official Japanese Pokemon website has revealed that Japan’s tenth Pokemon Center will be opening in Kyoto on March 16th! Its mascot will be Ho-Oh. It will be located within the Takashimaya department store.
This past summer, Pokemon also opened a Pokemon Center in Hiroshima with Red Gyarados as the mascot. The other eight Pokemon Centers are located in Tokyo (opened in 1998, moved in 2007, and then moved again in 2014 and renamed “Pokemon Center Mega Tokyo”), in Nagoya (2002), in Fukuoka (2003), in Sapporo (2005), in Yokohama (2005), in Osaka (2010), in Tohoku (2011), and in Tokyo Bay (2013).