Take A Slowpoke Themed Vacation In Japan Kagawa Prefecture

A Japanese style hotel room filled with Slowpoke stuff.

relax. You deserve it.
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Right now, entering Japan is difficult, if not impossible, due to the country’s travel ban and quarantine requirements. If things change and the country’s Covid-19 situation improves, do I have a vacation idea for you.

As pointed out by Mondo Mascots, Slowpoke is now the tourism character for Kagawa. Let Slowpoke, who’s known as “Yadon” in Japan, take you on a leisurely tour around the prefecture.

Kagawa is a terrific place to visit. It’s highly recommended. The prefecture is famous for its sake, nature, and noodles. Recently, I wrote about hitting Kagawa’s udon trail. Have a look

If you get a chance to visit, after arriving at the airport, you can hop on a Slowpoke bus.

An airport bus covered in Slowpoke.

Buses aren’t fast.
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Another airport bus covered in Slowpoke.

They’re slow.
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If you don’t want to fly to Kagawa, the prefecture is known for its ferries.

A ferry with Slowpoke on it.

Is this the world’s first Pokemon ferry?
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Why not take one that has Slowpoke plastered on the walls, windows, and stairs?

A wall, a table, and a window inside the ferry that are covered with Slowpokes.

Noodle fans should appreciate the udon visual cues.
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Slowpokes cover the stairs.

Slowpoke is watching you. always.
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Once you’ve arrived in Kagawa, stay at a handful of hotels with Slowpoke themed rooms. Such as this cramped Tokyu Hotel room in Takamatsu.

Two beds close to the wall, which is covered in Slowpoke.

These beds are a little too close to the wall!
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Hot spring hotel Kotosankaku in Kotohira has a much more relaxing-looking room, where you can lounge around after a bath and take things easy.

Ah, that's better.

Ah, that’s better.
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The Shodoshima International Hotel overlooks Kashima Beach on the Seto Inland Sea.

Another Slowpoke hotel room with a tatami area.

No idea about the view, though.
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If you go to Marugame, be sure to eat noodles! You can also stay at this Plaza Hotel with Slowpoke rooms and fluffy comforters.

Since the character’s Japanese name sounds like “udon,” the pokemon has been promoting the famous noodle dish in Kagawa Prefecture since 2015. Slowpoke has also covered mail trucks and mail boxes in Kagawa. Because when you think of the postal service, you think of slow?

While that promotion seemed rather odd, to be honest, the character’s latest PR push makes perfect sense. When you go on vacation, you want to relax. You want to unwind. You want to take things slow. This sluggish, pink Pokémon is here to help.

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