Because of that, the five new covers will be found in the Osaka Prefecture town of Higashiosaka, Osaka City’s neighbor to the east.
Osaka and Tokyo have a bit of a rivalry, stretching back to being competing centers of political and economic power in the late Sengoku period.
So Pokémon fans in Osaka were no doubt feeling pretty jealous as Tokyo got not one, not two, but three sets of Pokémon manhole covers (or Pokéfuta, as they’re called in Japanese) while Osaka still had none. But Osaka’s long, dark, Pokéfuta-less days are finally over, as this month it’s officially joining the Pokémon manhole cover club with five designs that pay homage to the local community.
Exact locations can be found here on the Pokéfuta official website, and now Osaka can start wondering when it’ll get its own life-size Gundam.