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Updated: February 15, 2019
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".
Follow the crowds to this popular shopping street, which leads to the towering Sunshine City building. Besides shopping, you'll find cinemas, bowling, karaoke and late-night bars, cat and owl cafes, regular cafes… no wonder it's popular with local students at all hours.
Head up to the 60th floor of Sunshine 60 for Sky Circus, an exciting observatory with interactive experiences, from VR rides to projection mapping. It's fun anytime, but best around sunset when you can see all of Tokyo sparkling below. The nearby World Import Mart Building in the same complex has an excellent aquarium and a planetarium on its rooftop.