New Pokémon Manhole Covers Have Hit The Streets Of Hokkaido: Catch Close To 200 Of Them Across Japan!

Eunis Ong
Eunis Ong
14 Jul 2021
Tokyo Japan Pokemon Manhole

Photo Credits: @yoko_lost_in_japan, @japan_manhole

Japan's Obsession With Pretty Manhole Covers

Manhole Covers Japan
Photo Credits: @ue707 (Instagram)
Manhole Covers Japan
Photo Credits: @ue707 (Instagram)
If you've ever visited Japan, you would have probably noticed their unique, adorable manhole covers that come in various different designs and colours. It's impressive how a country would put so much work into adding an artistic flair to something that's just placed on the street, easily overlooked and stepped over.
Japan's artistic manhole covers are delightful gems scattered all over the country. They often include symbols and designs specific to a certain area or town, such as landmarks, mascots, flora and fauna, and more! Who's ready to do some real-life Pokémon Go in search of these adorable manhole covers once the pandemic is over?

Pokéfuta: Pokémon Covers Have Popped Up All Over Japan

Manhole Covers Japan
Photo Credits: @yoko_lost_in_japan (Instagram)
Tokyo Japan Pokemon Manhole Covers Pokefuta
Photo Credits: @japan_manholes
Tokyo Japan Pokemon Manhole Covers Pokefuta
Photo Credits: @manhole_japan
For fans of Pokémon, get ready to keep your eyes on the ground the next time you're in Japan! In 2018, Japan started installing a series of Pokémon manholes (also known as Poké Lids or Pokéfuta) in the country - close to 200 of them have since been placed in regions and cities across Japan such as Kagoshima, Hokkaido, Kyoto, Nara, Okinawa, Tokyo, and Miyazaki.
Pokemon Manholes Japan Tokyo
Photo Credits: https://local.pokemon.jp/en/manhole/
Pokemon Manholes Japan Tokyo
Photo Credits: https://local.pokemon.jp/en/manhole/
To celebrate the arrival of Poké Lids in Tokyo back in 2020, The Pokémon Company even released an official guide detailing where these manhole covers can be found across the nation. Travellers can refer to the guide to locate Poké Lids easily while exploring Japan - the website also implies that dozens of new Poké Lids are scheduled to be installed across the country in the near future!
Poke Lids New Pokemon Manholes Japan Tokyo
Photo Credits: ©2020 Pokémon. ©1995-2020 Nintendo/Creatures Inc./GAME FREAK inc.
Poke Lids New Pokemon Manholes Japan Tokyo
Photo Credits: ©2020 Pokémon. ©1995-2020 Nintendo/Creatures Inc./GAME FREAK inc.
pokemon covers hokkaido japan
Seven new Pokemon-themed covers featuring Vulpix will be installed in Hokkaido this summer!
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the installation of Poké Lids across Japan hasn't slowed down in 2021. In the past few months, brand-new Pokéfuta were unveiled in Miyazaki, Shiga, and Hokkaido.
Just like the existing ones, the new lids pay homage to the cities they are being installed in, with the ones in Hokkaido showcasing the diverse landscapes of the prefecture and the ones in Miyazaki featuring palm trees and beaches as a reflection of the sunny, semi-tropical prefecture. 
plane travel
Where are you excited to fly to once the pandemic is over? According to Malaysia's National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme Coordinating Minister Khairy Jamaluddin, the Malaysian government is currently in talks with other countries on allowing international travel for those who are fully vaccinated in the near future. We sure hope we'll be able to explore the world again soon! In the meantime, stay safe and vigilant as we continue to flatten the curve.

Keep Calm & Eat Durian For Now

durian delivery order online kl selangor mco
Stay home and eat durian while you dream about flying to Japan for your Pokemon hunt! This durian season, we've partnered up with durian sellers across Malaysia to provide durian lovers with the freshest deals in town (delivery included).
From boxes of fresh durian pulp to a variety of durian desserts (pssst, Sugar Fluff's D24 durian cream puffs look so good), we've got you covered with deals of up to 45% off. Enjoy up to 45% off and free delivery* (for selected merchants) when you book your durians on Klook.

More Content You May Like

Gear Up For Your Japan Adventure

While it's not yet safe to travel in these unprecedented times, it doesn't hurt to start dreaming and planning our upcoming adventure, right?