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IkebukuroTokyo

One of Tokyo’s city centers welcomes you into a world of surprises, with lively commercial avenues lined by intriguing entertainment and augmented reality hubs.

Anime, cosplay and other futuristic Japanese customs are celebrated in the lively district of Ikebukuro. Rising from its core is the Sunshine City compound, which provides a range of intriguing and otherworldly exhibits and experiences. Get a sense of modern-day Japan with a trip to the shopping kiosks and stores.

Immerse yourself in the district’s thriving otaku culture, which centers on a passion for online and virtual worlds. Drawings of popular anime cartoon characters and digital representations are draped across the sides of the market stalls and shops.

Get close to these imaginary figures in Namco Namjatown in the Sunshine City complex. Wander through its haunted house area and play a range of video games. On the top floors of the complex is the Sunshine Aquarium, with penguin, pelican and jellyfish exhibits. Admire the wonderful views of Tokyo’s skyline from its rooftop terrace.

In the western corner of Sunshine City rises the SKY CIRCUS Sunshine 60 Observatory, whose observation platform has a range of fun features. Walk along the transparent glass tiles and enjoy virtual reality experiences in this high-tech exhibit looking down on Tokyo.

Back on the ground, stroll along the busy shopping avenues and stop at the stores selling all types of souvenirs. The quarter is known for its boutiques specializing in high-end cameras.

Visit Ikebukuro’s more traditional highlights including the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre and the Ancient Orient Museum. The latter sheds light on Ancient Egypt and the surrounding area. Wander through the leafy campus of the Rikkyo University and mingle with the students.

The district of Ikebukuro lies in the heart of Toshima, a little north of central Tokyo. Arrive via train at the Ikebukuro railway station in the northwestern corner of the Yamanote Line and get around the surrounding area by tram. Visit other nearby neighborhoods such as Minamicho, Mejiro and Otsuka.

Ikebukuro offers a glimpse of the future, with interactive exhibits on virtual and augmented reality.


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Tokyu Stay Ikebukuro
Tokyu Stay Ikebukuro
3 out of 5
2-12-2 Toshima, Ikebukuro, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
The price is ¥7,600 per night from Mar 9 to Mar 10

Located in Ikebukuro, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Nekobukuro and within 6 mi (10 km) of Omoide Yokocho and Yanaka Ginza Shopping Street. Meiji Jingu Shrine ...

4.3/5Excellent! (989 reviews)

"Great location with super friendly and helpful staff."…"

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

Tokyu Stay Ikebukuro
APA Hotel Ikebukuro-Eki-Kitaguchi
APA Hotel Ikebukuro-Eki-Kitaguchi
3 out of 5
2-48-7, Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
The price is ¥4,959 per night from Mar 9 to Mar 10

Located in Ikebukuro, this hotel is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Nekobukuro and within 6 mi (10 km) of Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and Yanaka Ginza Shopping Street. ...

3.8/5Good! (993 reviews)

"They served me rotten food in the brkfast .. and when I complained they didn’t even bother to say it to the staffs"…"

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

APA Hotel Ikebukuro-Eki-Kitaguchi
Hotel New Star Ikebukuro
Hotel New Star Ikebukuro
3 out of 5
2-61-6 Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
The price is ¥5,000 per night from Mar 9 to Mar 10

Located in Ikebukuro, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Yanaka Cemetery, Tokyo Dome, and Tokyo National Museum. Mandarake Complex and Ginza Wako Building ...

3.6/5Good! (530 reviews)

"This hotel was roughly a 5 minute walk from the JR Ikebukuro station if you're not carrying any luggage. Unfortunately, none of the exits have elevators, so if you're bringing a lot of luggage with you, the walk between the station to this hotel will take longer. The room I stayed in was very basic ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

Hotel New Star Ikebukuro
Eisei Stay
Eisei Stay
3 out of 5
1-6-1 Ikebukuro, Tokyo, Tokyo
The price is ¥5,776 per night from Mar 9 to Mar 10

Located in Ikebukuro, this apartment building is within 2 mi (3 km) of Sunshine City Shopping Mall, Rikkyo University, and Sunshine Aquarium. Waseda University ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (6 reviews)
快適

"池袋のちさにありながら、とても快適でした。"…"

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2021

Eisei Stay
HOTEL AROMA - Adults Only
HOTEL AROMA - Adults Only
3 out of 5
2-64-7, Ikebukuro, Tokyo, Tokyo
The price is ¥11,364 per night from Mar 10 to Mar 11

Located in Ikebukuro, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Sunshine City Shopping Mall, Rikkyo University, and Sunshine Aquarium. Waseda University is 2.1 mi ...

3.9/5Good! (8 reviews)

"Staffs were not quite friendly. I will not consider to stay again"…"

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2019

HOTEL AROMA - Adults Only
Toyoko Inn Tokyo Ikebukuro Kita-guchi No.1
Toyoko Inn Tokyo Ikebukuro Kita-guchi No.1
3 out of 5
2-50-5, Ikebukuro Toshima-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo
The price is ¥7,818 per night from Mar 9 to Mar 10

Located in Ikebukuro, this hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Nekobukuro and within 6 mi (10 km) of Robot Restaurant and Shinjuku Isetan. Tokyo Anime Center and Mandarake ...

4/5Very Good! (192 reviews)

"I tried to enquire on the operating instruction for the safe (old fashioned type) with the front desk but I was given an unpleasant gesture by the front desk staff."…"

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2019

Toyoko Inn Tokyo Ikebukuro Kita-guchi No.1
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