Sleep With a Giant Snorlax in Apartment Hotel Mimaru's Pokémon Room!



Sleep With a Giant Snorlax in Apartment Hotel Mimaru's Pokémon Room!


Who would have thought that a hotel room was a good place to catch Pokémon? This is true for Apartment Hotel Mimaru, a new hotel chain with several branches in Tokyo and Kyoto. These hotels have "Pokémon rooms" where you can immerse yourself in the world of Pokémon. Follow us as we explore one of them!

Looking for the Pokémon Room in Hatchobori, Tokyo

We went to the Apartment Hotel Mimaru Hatchobori location in Tokyo. While it is not the most known district in the city, Hatchobori is very conveniently located. Close to the hotel are the Tokyo Metro stations of Hatchobori and Kayabacho, plus it's just over 10 minutes on foot from Tokyo Station. Both airports, Haneda and Narita have easy access from here.
Looking for the Pokémon Room in Hatchobori, Tokyo

Since we booked the Pokémon room, some presents were waiting for us at the check-in! An original Pokémon pouch and two towels. An excellent choice of items, we thought, both useful and cute. We couldn't wait to see our room!
Original Pokémon pouch and two towels, presents for guests at Mimaru Hotel


Entering the Pokémon Room

With our room key in hand, we headed up to the forth floor. There are five Pokémon rooms in total here. Upon opening our door we noticed some footprints on the floor...who could that be?
Entering the Pokémon Room

The mystery was quickly solved as we were presented with the view of a gigantic Snorlax idly snoozing on our bed. The squashy bed looked comfy and we felt like napping with Snorlax forever.
Giant Snorlax plush

Upon a closer look we noticed a Pikachu on one of Snorlax's feet. This is an original welcome card available only to people who stay here. Yay!
Pikachu welcome card

The Snorlax plush is definitely the highlight of the room. You can move it aroud, take pictures with's hard to tell how big it is from an image, but we tried to show you the scale in the picture below. That's a 2 seater couch he's sitting on!
Giant Snorlax plush on a sofa

This Pokémon room is very spacious. The 38 square meter space contains Hollywood twin beds and bunk beds. Perfect for a stay with the family or to catch some Pokémon with a group of friends.
Hollywood twin beds and bunk beds 01
Hollywood twin beds and bunk beds 02
Hollywood twin beds and bunk beds 03

Enjoying Every Little Detail

While Snorlax is the first thing to draw attention, its not the only thing to enjoy here. The room is covered in Pokémon and Poké Balls. Psyduck, Magikarp, Bulbasaur, Ditto...they hide in every corner!
Psyduck Bulbasaur
Magikarp Ditto

We loved the little details like the Poké Ball clock and the Pikachu in the mirror. For a fan of the series this is really a world you can immerse yourself in!

Poké Ball clock


Pikachu mirror

All the rooms at Hotel Mimaru Hatchobori are equipped with a kitchen and dining space. Appliances and tools are from the loved Japanese brand Muji. Here you can relax and cook like you're in your own home, and really feel like you're living in Japan.
Hotel Mimaru kitchen and dining space

As Pokémon room guests we get to use these ultra-cute plates and mugs with a Poké Ball design. We also enjoyed our meals on our personal Poké Ball table.
plates and mugs with a Poké Ball design

Catching 'Em All at Hotel Mimaru

There are a total of five Mimaru Hotel locations that offer Pokémon rooms: Hatchobori and Ueno in Tokyo, and Kyoto Station, Shinmachi Sanjo and Kawaramachigojo in Kyoto. If you're a Pokémon fan, make sure you book in advance!
Catching 'Em All at Hotel Mimaru


Mimaru Tokyo Hatchobori | MIMARU東京 八丁堀
3-8-8 Nihonbashi Kayabacho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Access: 2 min. walk from Hatchobori Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line and JR Keiyo Line / 2 min. walk from Kayabacho Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line and Tozai Line / 8 min. walk from  Nihonbashi Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line and Tozai Line / 13 min. walk from Tokyo Station (Yaesu Exit) on the JR and Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line.
Price: changes depending on the period
Max. 4 people per room allowed

Book your room here

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*The above article is based on information from January 2020.
*Please check the prices and facility information prior to your visit.


About the Author
Cutepanma is a Taiwanese mom living in Tokyo. She writes travel articles from a parent's perspective and is very good at bargain hunting. She travels Japan in search of curious and interesting destinations. 


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