• Ikebukuro is one of the major stations on the Yamanote Line with termini for the Seibu Ikebukuro Line and the Tobu Tojo Line. Despite a concentration of expensive department stores around the station and the nearby Sunshine Building – once the tallest building in Tokyo – the area is quite downmarket. So you’re pretty much guaranteed that if you’re looking for a cheap nationwide chain store, they’ll have a branch in Ikebukuro. There really is a large commercial district around Ikebukuro so there’s lots to explore for the avid deal hunter.