Things to Do in Ikebukuro


Sunshine City

 Sunshine City is a huge shopping mall close to Ikebukuro station. It has so many clothes shops you can spend all day shopping and if you're not interested in fashion, Sunshine City is also home to the Japan's largest Pokémon centre, a Studio Ghibli Store and a Disney Store so there's plenty of cute and interesting shops to stop by. It also has an aquarium, a planetarium, two indoor theme parks and an observation deck.

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Sunshine City Website
Sunshine City on Google Maps

Tokyu Hands

Located right next to Sunshine City, Tokyu Hands is a stationary shop that sells lots of interesting and unusual Japanese souvenirs and beauty items. There is also a cat café called Nekobukuro on the top floor with a 600 yen entrance fee and no time limit.
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Round1

Round One is a 24-hour leisure centre that has karaoke, bowling, arcade games, snooker and more. It's a great place to spend a few hours on a rainy day (or a day where it's too hot to spend too much time outside).
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Milky Way Café

The Milky Way Café is an adorable star themed café that is well known for their delicious and cute ice cream. They sell parfaits based around the star signs as well as interesting drinks and savoury food (which they still manage to make look kawaii!)

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Otome Road

Otome Road (Maiden Road) is a nickname for an area of Ikebukuro where it is easy to find anime and cosplay goods tailored towards women. Popular shops include Animate and Mandarake. There is also a butler called Swallowtail Café if you want a very unique experience!
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