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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Sunshine 60 observatory

Note* closed until summer 2016

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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.

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Seibu Ikebukuro

In the heart of Ikebukuro, this multi-story department store has a main building and an annex adjacent to Ikebukuro Station. While the shops close at 9pm on wee

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Katsu Midori Sushi (Seibu Ikebukuro)

This restaurant on the 8th floor of the Seibu Ikebukuro department store serves kaitenzushi, conveyor belt sushi. Each seat features an iPad where guests may or

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Gorilla Coffee (Ikebukuro)

Based in Brooklyn, this high-end coffee shop offers an all-American coffee experience. This international chain coffee shop has two branches in Tokyo, one in Sh

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The Rooftop BBQ Beer Garden

The Rooftop is a barbecue beer garden running from the end of May until mid-October on the 8th and 9th floor of Lumine Ikebukuro.

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Tama Sushi (Lumine Ikebukuro)

Tama Sushi is a long-established chain of sushi restaurants in Japan. They're one of the very few sushi restaurants that will offer diners not used to raw fish,

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Sutameshi Dondon (Ikebukuro Station East Exit)

Located only a short walk from the east exit of Ikebukuro Station, this restaurant serves steaks, rice bowls topped with sliced pork and other nutritious dishes

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Earth Music & Ecology Premium Store (Lumine Ikebukuro)

Located on the fourth floor of the Lumine Ikebukuro department store adjacent to Ikebukuro Station, this brand shop sells modern women's clothing. With a self-p

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El Torito

El Torito is a Mexican restaurant located near the West exit of Ikebukuro station.

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Harvest

Located in the Lumine building on the 9th floor, this buffet restaurant serves not only a large range of food from Japan, but also a small selection from around

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Sembikiya Sohonten Fruit Parlor (Ikebukuro Seibu)

Semibikiya is famous for its expensive fruit gifts and the Fruit Parlor it runs offers desserts with abundant fruit portions at a reasonable price.

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Ringo (Ikebukuro)

Located in Tokyo’s Ikebukuro area, this dessert shop specializes in miniature apple pies. Ringo, meaning "apple" in Japanese, sells freshly baked pies for 399 y

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Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre

Full-scale orchestras play in the Large Hall, while the Middle Hall is used for musicals, plays and ballets as well as classical music.

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Coffee Valley

An airy and spacious cafe supplying third-wave coffee in ​Ikebukuro, with single origin tasting sets and light meals and cakes on offer as well.