Neighborhood in Tokyo:

Ikebukuro

About Ikebukuro

Ikebukuro is another well-known business district and fashion hub in Tokyo. One of the three “capital centers”, Ikebukuro has the largest number of Chinese residents in Tokyo. The streets that connect the east exit of Ikebukuro Station and Sunshine City are lined up with countless department stores, home appliance stores, fashion boutiques, cinemas, restaurants and game centers. For tourists who truly love to shop, Ikebukuro is unmissable. You can pretty much find anything you could imagine here. Well-known shopping malls accessible from Ikebukuro Station include Tobu Department Store, Seibu Department Store and the Metropolitan Plaza. Sunshine Aquarium and Cat Cafés (neko-kissa) are two of the top spots for romantic dates in Tokyo. This is also the place for the manga obsessed. Bustling with manga and side-line manga products such as Animate, this spot is home to Namja town. This is owned by the gaming company Namco, and offers a wide range of snacks and Namco themed facilities. Pokemon lovers can visit the Pokemon Center. The West Exit of Ikebukuro Station features cultural facilities such as Tokyo Metropolitan Theater, Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo and Rikkyo University. The Ikebukuro West Exit Park is especially well-known, thanks to a popular TV series. Some weekends, there will be a flea market or street performances in the park. This adds to the charming feel of Ikebukuro.

Sights in Ikebukuro

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Sunshine City

Located on the east side of Ikebukuro, this commercial complex features a variety of facilities, including an office building, aquarium, observatory, and shoppi

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Namco Namja Town

This is an indoor theme park featuring games and themed food stalls located inside the Sunshine City shopping mall in East Ikebukuro.

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Animate (Ikebukuro)

Animate is a large anime store that stocks a variety of anime books, comics, and other character-related paraphenalia.

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Jiyu Gakuen Girl's School (Myonichikan)

An old girl's school designed by the famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright and Arata Endo, this venue now serves as a function center and is open to the public for

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Sky Circus: Sunshine 60 Observatory

The Sky Circus at the Sunshine 60 Observatory in Sunshine City is an immersive experience with a stellar view. Enjoy a 360 view of Tokyo below your feet, immerse yourself in a light show, or get an adrenalin rush through the various VR rides.

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Rikkyo University Ikebukuro Campus

Located in Ikebukuro, this private university, also known as Saint Paul's University, is one of the "Big Six", the six leading universities in Tokyo. Rikkyo is

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Ikebukuro Life Safety Learning Center

Located only 5 minutes from Ikebukuro Station, this learning center offers basic emergency training consisting of a short movie about past earthquakes in Japan,

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Evangelion Store Tokyo-01

An official merchandise shop dedicated entirely to the anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion, this store, located on 2F of Ikebukuro's Parco department store, st

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Kamen Rider The Diner

This cafe and restaurant in West Ikebukuro is dedicated to the manga and anime series "Kamen Rider".

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Shin Bungeiza

One of largest independent cinemas, showing both Japanese and English films, and includes a great feature in the lounge area - a library of film related books.