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The streets of Ikebukuro are lined with boutiques and department stores, all of which offer a wide and varied selection of competitively priced goods where visitors can pick up unbeatable bargains! It’s the cultural heart of the quirky manga ‘Otake’ scene, which is bound to enthrall and delight all fans of Japanese cartoons. A large neighborhood in a quieter part of Tokyo, it’s home to the second busiest train station in the world, making it easy for travelers to dip in and out of Tokyo’s livelier neighborhoods and key landmarks.

Hotels in Ikebukuro

Ikebukuro hotels offer a wide, varied choice for visitors. The Hotel Grand City is a budget hotel in Ikebukuro popular with travelers wanting a clean and comfortable room in a central location in the heart of Ikebukuro's shopping and nightlife, without a hefty price tag. The Hotel Wing International is a 3-star hotel in Ikebukuro, in close proximity to Sunshine 60 and Nekobukuro, and offers its guest a comfortable stay in contemporarily decorated rooms at reasonable prices. For an Ikebukuro luxury hotel, visit the Centurion Hotel, which offers a well-appointed and stylishly decorated rooms, along with a wonderfully relaxing onsite spa.

Things to see in Ikebukuro

Ikebukuro is where you’ll find one of the tallest skyscrapers in Tokyo, Sunshine 60, formerly an infamous Japanese prison; it’s now a 60-story shopping complex. Inside you’ll find more than just shops, as it features a state-of-the-art aquarium filled with sharks, sting rays, and sea lions that swim overhead, a planetarium, an observatory with views reaching as far Mount Fuji and a museum. Sunshine 60’s enormous shopping mall houses over 200 shops offering a wide selection of the latest Tokyo fashion and accessories trends. A visit to the unique shop and petting zoo, Nekobukuro, is a must for cat lovers, where for a small fee you can stay and play with the store’s resident felines! ‘Otake’ enthusiasts will be in their element on Otome Road, home to shops that sell all things manga and anime related. This part of Tokyo is well known as the headquarters for otaku culture.

Good for young travelers

Ikebukuro is an excellent place for young travelers who want affordable shops and hotels in an area of Tokyo that adds a little madness without the mayhem. Ikebukuro is a great spot for picking up bargains and with several big department stores. While the Ikebukuro nightlife isn’t as lively as in some of Tokyo’s other neighborhoods, it does offer cool karaoke bars and countless restaurants to enjoy. It’s easy to find cheap hotels in Ikebukuro, and the well-connected train station means travelers are within easy reach of all of Tokyo’s lively entertainment and key attractions.

How to get to Ikebukuro

Just 50 miles from Narita International Airport, a 60-minute journey on the Keisei Skyliner train directly from Narita International Airport’s terminal 2 will take you to Tokyo’s Ikebukuro Station with a change at Nippori where travellers can pick up the JR Yamanote Line train heading into Ikebukuro. Trains from terminal 2 to Nippori are hourly and trains from Nippori to Ikebukuro are every 10 minutes with the journey taking approximately 50 minutes. Alternatively, for a stress-free and direct journey to Ikebukuro jump in a cab, but it’s worthwhile remembering public transport is by far the most cost-effective method of traveling in Tokyo.

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