Ikebukuro is another well-known business district and fashion hub in Tokyo. One of the three “capital centers”, Ikebukuro has the largest number of Chinese residents in Tokyo. The streets that connect the east exit of Ikebukuro Station and Sunshine City are lined up with countless department stores, home appliance stores, fashion boutiques, cinemas, restaurants and game centers.
For tourists who truly love to shop, Ikebukuro is unmissable. You can pretty much find anything you could imagine here. Well-known shopping malls accessible from Ikebukuro Station include Tobu Department Store, Seibu Department Store and the Metropolitan Plaza. Sunshine Aquarium and Cat Cafés (neko-kissa) are two of the top spots for romantic dates in Tokyo.
This is also the place for the manga obsessed. Bustling with manga and side-line manga products such as Animate, this spot is home to Namja town. This is owned by the gaming company Namco, and offers a wide range of snacks and Namco themed facilities. Pokemon lovers can visit the Pokemon Center.
The West Exit of Ikebukuro Station features cultural facilities such as Tokyo Metropolitan Theater, Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo and Rikkyo University. The Ikebukuro West Exit Park is especially well-known, thanks to a popular TV series. Some weekends, there will be a flea market or street performances in the park. This adds to the charming feel of Ikebukuro.
Cinema Sunshine Ikebukuro
This movie theater or cinema located in the entertainment and shopping district of Ikebukuro shows both Japanese and international films, in dubbed and subtitled versions. Anime movies are also popular. Discount tickets are available on ladies' and mens' days,
MaiDreamin Cafe (Ikebukuro)
Located on the lively Sunshine Street in Ikebukuro, this two-story cafe on the fourth and fifth floor of the Asahi Kaikan Building is part of a popular chain of maid cafes. MaiDreamin boasts several locations in Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka and even Bangkok, Thailand.
Rabbit Cafe Mimi
Rabbit Cafe Mimi is a rabbit cafe (Usa-cafe in Japanese), which is filled with rabbits. The rabbits freely roam the playroom where you can pet them, play with them or just watch them go about their business as you have a drink (coffee or tea).
Conveniently located cat café, where cats can be watched and played with for an hourly rate.
Milky Way Cafe
This parfait parlor features a night sky theme in their dishes and interior design. Guests dine surrounded by dark blues and sparkling stars. Milky Way Cafe, located near the Sunshine City mall in Ikebukuro, offers visually pleasing parfaits and drinks that ar
Sanrio Gift Gate (Ikebukuro)
A shop dedicated to Sanrio characters, such as Hello Kitty and My Melody.
Gran Cyber Cafe Bagus (Ikebukuro)
East of Ikebukuro Station, this entertainment center has an internet cafe, karaoke, darts and billiards. The center is part of the Bagus chain and offers private rooms for playing video games and reading manga. Showers are available for overnight guests at an
Cat Cafe Nekorobi
Located in Ikebukuro, Nekorobi is one of the many cat cafes in Tokyo. Here, visitors can enjoy mingling with cats while relaxing and enjoying a cup of coffee, an increasingly popular pastime for Tokyoites, who aren't allowed to keep pets in their apartments.
This stretch of road near the Sunshine City complex in Ikebukuro is home to a number of manga, anime and game stores. All the big name stores can be found here: Mandarake, Big K and Animate, among others. Known as Otome Road or "Maiden Road", the area even has
Sembikiya Sohonten Fruit Parlor (Ikebukuro Seibu)
Semibikiya is famous for its expensive fruit gifts and the Fruit Parlor it runs offers desserts with abundant fruit portions at a reasonable price.
Animate is a large anime store that stocks a variety of anime books, comics, and other character-related paraphenalia.
Sutameshi Dondon (Ikebukuro Station East Exit)
Located only a short walk from the east exit of Ikebukuro Station, this restaurant serves steaks, rice bowls topped with sliced pork and other nutritious dishes. The name "sutedon" is composed of the Japanese words for 'stamina' and 'rice bowl', roughly transl
The Black Sheep
The Black Sheep is an Irish pub located at a 2 minute walk from the East exit of Ikebukuro station.
Katsu Midori Sushi (Seibu Ikebukuro)
This restaurant on the 8th floor of the Seibu Ikebukuro department store serves kaitenzushi, conveyor belt sushi. Each seat features an iPad where guests may order pieces of sushi that are not currently running along the conveyor belt.
Located in Tokyo’s Ikebukuro area, this dessert shop specializes in miniature apple pies. Ringo, meaning "apple" in Japanese, sells freshly baked pies for 399 yen apiece. Filled with a mix of apples and custard cream and glazed with sweet sugar icing, Ringo's
An airy and spacious cafe supplying third-wave coffee in Ikebukuro, with single origin tasting sets and light meals and cakes on offer as well.
Adores Ikebukuro Higashiguchi
This small but busy gaming arcade located near the east exit of JR Ikebukuro Station features popular games such as the crane game, medal game and arcade or pinball-type games. The arcade is part of the Adores Ikebukuro group, which has three other game center
In the heart of Ikebukuro, this multi-story department store has a main building and an annex adjacent to Ikebukuro Station. While the shops close at 9pm on weeknights and at 8 pm on Sundays, the restaurant floors (9F and rooftop in summer) remain open until 1
Focused on anime related goods, this is a second-hand shop. Lashinbang is known for having hard to find anime collectibles, second-hand goods, and dojinshis. Dojinshis are known as expansions upon current anime or manga, like fan fictions of a sort, usually se
Evangelion Store Tokyo-01
An official merchandise shop dedicated entirely to the anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion, this store, located on 2F of Ikebukuro's Parco department store, stocks items ranging from mecha-related clothing to foodstuffs to stationery.
Located on the east side of Ikebukuro, this commercial complex features a variety of facilities, including an office building, aquarium, observatory, and shopping center.
Ryozan Park Otsuka
Ryozan Park Otsuka is a co-working space with a lounge, meeting rooms and individual offices. A membership fee is required for first-time users.
Keio Presso Inn Ikebukuro
Conveniently located a 4-minute walk from JR Ikebukuro Station east exit, Keio Presso Inn Ikebukuro features compact rooms with free WiFi and free breakfast. Guests can make a 7-minute walk to Yamada Denki LABI to shop for electro
Hotel Grand City
Featuring a restaurant and a relaxing massage service, Hotel Grand City is a 5-minute walk from JR Ikebukuro Train Station. Rooms include a satellite flat-screen TV and free internet access.
Centurion Hotel Ikebukuro
Opened in September 2014, this hotel is conveniently located within a 3-minute walk from JR Ikebukuro Station. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property. It is situated right in the heart of lively Ikebukuro area.
Ark Hotel Tokyo Ikebukuro
Ark Hotel Tokyo Ikebukuro is 800 metres from JR Ikebukuro Train Station. It offers modern accommodation with free wired internet in rooms. A Japanese/Western breakfast buffet is served.
the b Ikebukuro
Only a 3-minute walk from JR Ikebukuro Train Station, the b ikebukuro offers comfortable rooms with free wired internet and a deluxe multi-head shower. A laundry room and massage service are available.
Daiichi Inn Ikebukuro
Daiichi Inn Ikebukuro is a 2-minute walk from Ikebukuro Train Station and a 5-minute walk from Ikebukuro East Exit Bus Terminal. It offers modern accommodation with massage services, 3 dining options and rooms with free internet.
Hotel Resol Ikebukuro
Hotel Resol Ikebukuro is only a 2-minute walk from Exit 1 of Higashi Ikebukuro Station on the Yurakucho Subway Line. It offers a modern accommodation with a restaurant, massage services and rooms with free WiFi.