Aug 6
~
Aug 12

Dancing Pikachu Horde

Free

You’ve probably seen clips of a parade of giant dancing Pikachu on Youtube, but it can’t beat seeing (and dancing with) the real thing.

For those of you who are old, without kids or haven’t been in Japan for long, Pikachu is the most well-known Pokemon (pocket monster) from the popular kids’ TV program/game/commercial phenomenon.

The 2,000-strong Pikachu army will be at different places all around Minato Mirai in Yokohama from the 6th of August until the 12th. This year there is a tie-in with Pokemon-GO, with advance sign-up required (you choose one day to attend and a lottery selects winning applicants).

Organizers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.

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