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TOKYO Ikebukuro Wired for fun, Ikebukuro offers offbeat pop culture surprises and unsurpassed gardens

Wired for fun, Ikebukuro offers offbeat pop culture surprises and unsurpassed gardens

Among Tokyo's busiest districts, Ikebukuro and around is a cornucopia of entertainment facilities old and new. Nineteenth-century strolling gardens, the vast Sunshine City with its aquarium in the sky, and anime and video game theme shops and cafes all contribute to Ikebukuro's quirky atmosphere.

Don't Miss

  • Gazing out over Tokyo from Sunshine 60's observation deck
  • Strolling through classic Rikugien Garden
  • Watching seals frolic in a donut-shaped tank hanging overhead

How to Get There

Ikebukuro is well serviced by subway and local train lines.

The following lines stop at Ikebukuro Station: JR Yamanote, Shonan-Shinjuku and Saikyo lines, Tokyo Metro Marunouchi, Yurakucho and Fukutoshin lines, Tobu-Tojo Line and Seibu-Ikebukuro Line.

Jaw-dropping views with a twist

Located at the commercial and entertainment mecca of Sunshine City , the Sunshine 60 building's top floor observation deck offers a panoramic view of Tokyo. Known as the “Sky Circus,” it hosts seven zones featuring an array of zany experiences. Try walking through an enormous kaleidoscope, or riding the Tokyo Cannonball Flight for a virtual tour of the future.

An oasis in the sky

Located on the top floors of Sunshine City's World Import Mart Building, Sunshine Aquarium prides itself on being an “oasis in the sky.” It features various marine life in a setting like no other. Stroll through a corridor surrounded by jellyfish in illuminated tanks, and watch seals frolic in the Sunshine Aqua Ring, a donut-shaped aquarium that hangs overhead.

Wander exquisite Japanese gardens

The spectacular Rikugien and Kyu-Furukawa Gardens , both located near Ikebukuro, are well worth taking some time to explore.

Rikugien is a classic Japanese garden that features a central pond and walking trails. It's especially charming in the spring when the cherry trees come into bloom, and in the fall when its maple trees turn a blaze of color.

Kyu-Furukawa Garden features both Western and Japanese-style gardens. If you visit in May, you'll be rewarded with a landscape bursting with roses in bloom.

Explore the world of traditional Japanese paper

Traditional Japanese mulberry paper known as washi has gained popularity outside Japan over the years, particularly in the form of the decorative washi tape. With an extensive collection of washi and paper-related items, the Paper Museum , a couple of subway stations away, is a must for lovers of traditional Japanese craftsmanship.

Watch a concert at the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre

With a seating capacity of 1,999, enhanced acoustics, and a world-class pipe organ, you'll enjoy classical music to the fullest at the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre's concert hall. The theater also features a playhouse for dance and the performing arts and numerous art galleries. Visit for your fix of the arts while exploring Ikebukuro.

Celebrate Japanese pop culture at themed cafes and shops

Love Japanese anime, manga, or video games? Browse Ikebukuro's multitude of shops overflowing with pop culture paraphernalia. Visit the district for cosplay shops, the J-world manga amusement park, Pokemon Center, and so much more. Themed venues like butler and cat cafes also thrive in the area.

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Near Ikebukuro

Ikebukuro Area Attraction
Tokyo Ikebukuro
Nagomi Dining Hinataya
Tokyo Nagomi Dining Hinataya Izakaya (Japanese Style Pub)
Tokyo Sumibiyakihorumonguuikebukurohanare Yakiniku (BBQ)
Maguroichiba Ikebukuronishiguchiten
Tokyo Maguroichiba Ikebukuronishiguchiten Kaisendon (Sushi Rice Bowl)
Tokyo Taki Steak
Italian Bar Kit COCONEEL Ikebukuro
Tokyo Italian Bar Kit Coconeel Ikebukuro Italian Cuisine
Tokyo Sumibiyakihorumonguuikebukuro Yakiniku (BBQ)
Sanchichokusoh Washoku-to Koshitsu Umibatake
Tokyo Sanchichokusoh Washoku-To Koshitsu Umibatake Izakaya (Japanese Style Pub)
Kibo-no Hoshi 2 Goten
Tokyo Kibo-No Hoshi 2 Goten Izakaya (Japanese Style Pub)
Safei Ranshuramenikebukurohonten
Tokyo Safei Ranshuramenikebukurohonten Ramen
Ikebukuro Teshigotoya
Tokyo Ikebukuro Teshigotoya Izakaya (Japanese Style Pub)
Itaria Shokudoh Miraneze Ikebukuroten
Tokyo Itaria Shokudoh Miraneze Ikebukuroten Italian Cuisine
Tokyo Hinoyakarehnishiikebukuroten Curry & Rice
Tokyo Chiinshokudo Chinese
Tokyo Kuranosuke Izakaya (Japanese Style Pub)
TORAJI Ikebukuronishiguchiten
Tokyo Toraji Ikebukuronishiguchiten Yakiniku (BBQ)
BIC CAMERA Ikebukuro West Exit Store
Tokyo Bic Camera Ikebukuro West Exit Store Electronics store
Ikebukuro Sumibijingisukambaru KAMUI
Tokyo Ikebukuro Sumibijingisukambaru Kamui Genghis Khan (Mongolian BBQ)
Bic Camera Ikebukuro Main Store
Tokyo Bic Camera Ikebukuro Main Store Electronics store
KASHOH Ikebukurotobuten
Tokyo Kashoh Ikebukurotobuten Chinese
Hararu Resutoran Marechan Ikebukuroichigoten
Tokyo Hararu Resutoran Marechan Ikebukuroichigoten Asian (Other)
Napori-no Shitamachishokudoh Ikebukuroten
Tokyo Napori-No Shitamachishokudoh Ikebukuroten Italian Cuisine
RIKI Ikebukuronishiguchiten
Tokyo Riki Ikebukuronishiguchiten Izakaya (Japanese Style Pub)
Tokyo Metropolitan Theater Culture
Tokyo Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre Tokyo-to
Bic Camera Ikebukuro PC Store
Tokyo Bic Camera Ikebukuro Pc Store Electronics store
Tobu Department Store Ikebukuro
Tokyo Tobu Department Store Ikebukuro Department store
Tokyo Seibu Ikebukuro Main Store Department store
BIC CAMERA OUTLET Ikebukuro East Exit Store
Tokyo Bic Camera Outlet Ikebukuro East Exit Store Electronics store
Sunshine Aquarium Shopping
Tokyo Sunshine 60 Tokyo-to
Sunshine Aquarium Attraction
Tokyo Sunshine Aquarium Tokyo-to
Tokyo Big Box Takadanobaba Shopping mall
paper museum Culture
Tokyo Paper Museum Tokyo-to
Rikugien Garden Attraction
Tokyo Rikugien Garden Tokyo-to
Kyu-Furukawa-teien Garden Attraction
Tokyo Kyu-Furukawa Gardens Tokyo-to
Seibu Shinjuku PePe
Tokyo Seibu Shinjuku Pepe Shopping mall
BIC CAMERA Shinjuku West Exit Store
Tokyo Bic Camera Shinjuku West Exit Store Electronics store
Isetan Shinjuku Main Store
Tokyo Isetan Shinjuku Main Store Department store
BIC CAMERA Shinjuku Station East Exit Store
Tokyo Bic Camera Shinjuku Station East Exit Store Electronics store
Shinjuku Takano Main store Fruits gift and original food / Takano Fruit Parlour Shinjuku Main Store
Tokyo Shinjuku Takano Main Store Fruits Gift And Original Food / Takano Fruit Parlour Shinjuku Main Store Food store
BIQLO Bic Camera Shinjuku East Store
Tokyo Biqlo Bic Camera Shinjuku East Store Electronics store
Keio Department Store Shinjuku
Tokyo Keio Department Store Shinjuku Department store
Tokyo Kotobukiya Akihabara-Kan Character goods store
Bic Camera AKIBA
Tokyo Bic Camera Akiba Electronics store
BIC CAMERA Akasakamitsuke Station Store
Tokyo Bic Camera Akasakamitsuke Station Store Electronics store
Bic Camera SELECT Harajuku Store
Tokyo Bic Camera Select Harajuku Store Electronics store
Covered Button Workshop MiSuZuYa
Tokyo Covered Button Workshop Misuzuya Accessory and jewelry store
Tokyo Blue Label / Black Label・Crestbridge Harajuku Main Store Clothes store

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