World of Pokémon Day #20 – Further afield in Lavender Town

Turns out the Narita area has quite a few attractions to do with Japanese history. Today we went to visit two of these attractions and it’s got me thinking more about how this place acts as the real life Lavender Town. Outside the bustling Narita City Centre is the Open-Air Museum, Boso no Mura. Here several recreations of old Japanese structures have been placed dating from the Edo and Early Meiji Periods (17th to 19th century). There’s There’s merchant street, an old samurai residence and several old farm houses to go and explore. What’s noteworthy about the museum however is … Continue reading World of Pokémon Day #20 – Further afield in Lavender Town

World of Pokémon Day #19 – Lavender Town/Narita – The Shinsoji Temple

If there’s anywhere in Kanto you might feel a little apprehensive about staying the night, it’s Lavender Town. The place is well known to be haunted by ghosts and not just Ghost Type Pokémon either but genuine spirits back from the dead. It’s home to a massive grave sight where Channellers are possessed by these malevolent beings. It’s downright spooky. That is it used to be, but by the time Pokémon Gold and Silver can around the graveyard had been converted into a Radio Broadcasting Tower and as such is a much more lively place to be. So where does … Continue reading World of Pokémon Day #19 – Lavender Town/Narita – The Shinsoji Temple