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A Real Life Pokemon Gym Opens In Osaka, Japan

In their quest to completely blur the line between pop culture and reality the Japanese have been busy creating pop culture themed clubs, restaurants and parks, and now a Pokemon gym.

Looking for a way to capture that Pokemon feel so many have now grown up with, the "real life" Pokemon gym has everything a budding Trainer needs to live out their childhood dreams.

The Pokemon gym in Osaka has it all- battles, battles and, oh yeah, more battles!

But there's also areas where visitors can train for battle by learning how to Boxercise with Macho J, that's not quite the same as a battle, right?

And of course there's lots of amazing Pokemon flavored merch to purchase, including these cute Pikachu snack buckets, Pika-Juice and Pika-Pop Nuggets.

The lucky folks at Gigazine were some of the first people to visit the Pokemon Gym, and you can see all the great photos they took here.

Even if you're not a Pokemon fan you should take a look at the pics, because this is what the arcades of the future will look like.

-Via Kotaku


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