Ikebukuro Guide

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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.

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Events in Ikebukuro

  • Fukuro Festival

    The Fukuro Festival began in 1968 as a promotional event for four local shopping districts on the west side of Ikebukuro Station. Since then, it has grown to be one of the largest events in the area, with the festival […]

  • Festival Fukushima

    Featuring folk culture, music and dance, this is the second year that this festival has been held in Tokyo. A team of special bon dancers will perform an “Ikebukuro inspired” bon dance. Initiated by PROJECT FUKUSHIMA!, this festival tours through […]

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