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Ikebukuro

Tokyo
Ikebukuro

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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Hotel New Star Ikebukuro
Hotel New Star Ikebukuro
3 out of 5
2-61-6 Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥5,000 per night from Aug 2 to Aug 2
Located in Ikebukuro, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Tokyo Dome, Yanaka Cemetery, and Tokyo National Museum. Mandarake Complex and Ginza Wako Building ...
3.6/5Good! (549 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
Tokyu Stay Ikebukuro
Tokyu Stay Ikebukuro
3 out of 5
2-12-2 Toshima, Ikebukuro, Tokyo, Tokyo-to
The price is ¥7,030 per night from Aug 29 to Aug 29
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. Yanaka Cemetery ...
4.3/5Excellent! (985 reviews)
"Room was clean and there was washing machine inside room and you can use it free of charge ,also lots of restaurants nearby."

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2021

Tokyu Stay Ikebukuro
OYO 44868 Hotel Florida
OYO 44868 Hotel Florida
2.5 out of 5
2-chome-36-4 Ikebukuro, Tokyo, Tokyo
Located in Ikebukuro, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Rikkyo University, Sunshine City Shopping Mall, and Sunshine Aquarium. Waseda University is 2 mi (3.2 ...
OYO 44868 Hotel Florida
Hotel X - Adult Only
Hotel X - Adult Only
3 out of 5
1-3-16 Ikebukuro, Tokyo, Tokyo
Located in Ikebukuro, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Sunshine City Shopping Mall, Sunshine Aquarium, and Rikkyo University. Waseda University is 2 mi (3.2 ...
3.6/5Good! (7 reviews)
予約者には部屋を確保して欲しい。
"土曜日15000円ちょいで宿泊予約しました。 しかし通された部屋は下から2つめのグレードの部屋で 土曜日に宿泊しても11000円ほどの部屋でした。アメニティもその程度で15000円出すほどじゃないなぁと感じてしまいました。 確かにラブホテルの部屋選びの性質上のこうなってしまうのは致し方ないですけど 少しガッカリしてしまいました。 特に宿泊の目的ではなかったんですが ラブホテルについてるカラオケってどう歌うんでしょうか。曲番を入れるタイプだったんですけど、それ用の冊子も端末もなくなんにも歌えませんでした。 ..."

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2019

Hotel X - Adult Only
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 ¥5,592 per night from Aug 29 to Aug 29
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
OYO 44842 Hotel Aurora
OYO 44842 Hotel Aurora
2.5 out of 5
2 Chome 18-2, Ikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo, Tokyo
Located in Ikebukuro, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Rikkyo University, Sunshine City Shopping Mall, and Sunshine Aquarium. Waseda University and Robot ...
2.8/5 (5 reviews)
"特になし 安かった。"

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2021

OYO 44842 Hotel Aurora
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