There are eight Pokémon Centers in the country of Japan. They are located in the cities of Fukuoka, Nagoya, Osaka, Sapporo, Tohoku, Tokyo, Tokyo Bay and Yokohama.
Pokémon centers are the official retailers of Pokémon merchandise. These centers sell the video games, trading cards, episodes of the cartoon and the movies, and a wide range of merchandise, such as clothes and bedding.
Japan also had four temporary stores in the past. A store was open for about two weeks at the end of 2011 in the Chūbu Centrair International Airport. Tokyo Character Street and Haneda International Airport had temporary stores at various points in 2012, and the Pokémon Game Show in Tokyo Bay had a store for just one day in 2013.