April 27, 2017
The Best 6 Things to Do in Ikebukuro, Tokyo
Ikebukuro is called a newly developed city, with Shinjuku and Shibuya. Shopping, eating, and everything can be done in here. We can go to Shinjuku and Shibuya in one line. It is an attractive place where we can access from other sightseeing places. We will introduce 6 great places to visit in Ikebukuro.
1. Yamada Denki Ikebukuro home office
“Yamada Denki Ikebukuro home office” is the most popular shopping place. Large floor space and large selection of item are the main attractive reason.
there are some restaurants in the 7th floor, you can enjoy both shopping and eating in one building. You can go to the Ikebukuro station directly through this building, so there is no need to worry about the weather and temperature.
There are approximately 150 million items. There are not only electric appliances, but also some beauty products and daily items. It is able to find nearly everything we need. Also, you can buy items more cheaply when the big sale is held.
It is important to check the date of the sale before going to the shop. There are the guidance in English and Chinese, and duty-free floor, you can enjoy shopping without hesitation.
Name: Yamada Denki Ikebukuro home office
Address: 1-5-7, Higashiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
Business hours: 10:00 – 22:00
Access: 7 minute walk from Ikebukuro Station
2. Sunshine 60 street
“Sunshine 60 street” is the main street in Ikebukuro where a lot of people come everyday. It is a huge street surrounded by many shops such as restaurants, clothing store, game center and movie theater. It is able to do everything in this street. Many tourists go around here night and day.
There is a shopping place called Tokyu Hands in the Sunshine 60 street. It is direct to the Sunshine City. It is a shopping center where we can buy some souvenir or eat at the restaurant and enjoy.
Name: Sunshine 60 street
Address: 3-1, Higashiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
Access:10 minute walk from Ikebukuro Station
3. Sunshine City
“Sunshine City” is a symbolic place where we should always go. It is a 60-story skyscraper of 239m. It is separated in two towns of store called ALTA and alpa. Therefore, it is the best place to shop. All sorts of Ikebukuro-ish items can be found here.
We can relax by going to “Sunshine City aquarium” and “Planetarium Manten”, which is inside this shopping center. There is the observation platform at the top of the building where we can see Tokyo from the sky.
It is the unmissable place in the Sunshine City. If staying in Ikebukuro, there is Prince Hotel in this building. There will be no worry of losing way when staying here.
Name: A sunshine city
Address: 3-1, Higashiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
Acess: 10 minute walk from Ikebukuro Station
4. Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre
“Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre” is a popular tourist attraction of Ikebukuro. It is a modern building which is made of glass. It is just by the Ikebukuro west exit. A beautiful atrium can be seen when entering the building. Ikebukuro is known as a shopping place, however there are some arts as well. Coming to this place might change the image of Ikebukuro.
Opera, drama, and orchestra may be shown in this composite art facility. It is a place where we can enjoy Japanese modern culture. Display is carried out frequently in the gallery.
Name: Tokyo art theater
Address: 1-8-1, Nishiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
Access: 4 minute walk from Ikebukuro Station
5. Kouchan Sushi
“Kouchan Sushi” is popular sushi restaurant in Ikebukuro. This restaurant is found turning right at the America Eagle in the “Sunshine 60 street”. Many people come to this restaurant because they use fresh material. Eating this sushi will be a happy moment when we think of the effort made by the cooks.
Tuna and prawns are especially recommended. Tuna can be tasted even more when chewing. Prawns are big and powerful menu, and there will be satisfaction. It is a great moment when eating this in one bite. You can use the credit card here.
Name: Good luck sushi
Address: 1-23-8, Higashiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
Business hours: 17:00 – 23:00
Regular holiday: Sunday, holiday
Credit card: Possible (VISA.MASTER.JCB.AMEX.Diners club)
Access: 8 minute walk from Ikebukuro Station
There may be a lot of people who want to enjoy Japanese food. Ramen is making attention lately. Numbers of ramen restaurants are in Ikebukuro. Therefore, there is originality in every ramen.
I want to introduce a ramen restaurant called “Miharu“, where it is located in the east of Ikebukuro. Real fish is used and non-chemical use is the selling point.
”Niboshi Nirou Ramen” is flavored in gentle sweetness, and good tasting soup. Satisfaction is provided because of the roasted pork and menma. The shop is not too crowded, so you will be able to eat calmly.
Address: 1-31-16, Higashiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
Business hours: 11:00 – 15:30, 17:00 – 22:00
No credit card can be used
Access: 10-minute walk from Ikebukuro Station
Let’s have a great time in Ikebukuro
Ikebukuro is a fascinating place where we can do anything, such as eating, buying and playing. Access is great from anywhere in Tokyo, and it is the attractive place where we can drop off by. How about visiting to Ikebukuro once to know about Tokyo?