In Japan, manhole covers are something special. Each area has its own design and some even have colored versions. Since 2018 also Pokemon joined the manhole trend and you can find manhole covers with Pokémon design in many prefectures of the country. In this article I want to tell you how to find the PokéFuta in Kyoto!
When you are in Japan, there is one thing you can’t miss: Pokémon! With everything starting in 1996, the Pokémon phenomenon is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Next to visiting the Pokémon Centers and Stores around the country, I also enjoy collecting the PokéFuta (manhole covers) which are getting more and more, and now there is a new spot in the Kanto region to visit as a Pokémon fan: Pokémon Post Boxes!
Because we are living not too far away from Yokohama, I had to visit the post boxes and surely would like to share photos and information about them with you!
June is marking the rainy season in Japan which usually is taking place around June in Japan’s Kanto region. Tsuyu (梅雨) as it is called in Japanese, is mostly lasting about three-four weeks, bringing quite unstable weather. Not that it is raining all day, but some days are filled with light rain, some have sudden rain showers and it is changing very sudden, so that you can’t really trust the weather forecast.
Next to umbrellas there are two things popping up during the rainy season in Japan: hydrangea and teruteru bozu. While I really love to see the first ones, I won’t write about the beautiful hydrangea in this article. I want to tell you more about the small rain dolls and the Weather Shrine in Tokyo where you can find a lot of them.
Let’s get started with my first article on here! I decided to begin with the Azalea Festival at Nezu Shrine, because I just recently visited it for the first time and was amazed by the beauty – and that is why I would love to share this place and some photos with you.