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Updated: October 11, 2019

Northern Tokyo's bustling shopping and entertainment hub

Serving locals and commuters from the North, Ikebukuro is a popular shopping destination, with lively, inexpensive bars and restaurants as far as the eye can see. The area also rivals Akihabara for electronics stores and anime goods, especially along "Otome Road".

General Tips

  • Check your exits from the station carefully; the East Exit is dominated by Seibu Ikebukuro department store and the the West Exit is home to Tobu Department Store
  • Escape the crowds at Minami Ikebukuro Park, a wide, green space with plenty of seating and a popular café
  • With several universities in the area, food is cheap and the battle for best ramen is intense; there's always a line outside Mutekiya, on the east side

Map Legend

  • Walking
  • Taxi
  • Bus
  • Train
  • Water Bus

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