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Things to do or visit at tokyo ikebukuro

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Things to do or visit at tokyo ikebukuro

Hi,

We will be visiting Tokyo in Mid Dec & staying at hotel metropolitan Tokyo ikebukuro. Would like to know if there are places or good eateries nearby we should drop by?

Thanks in advance.

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1. Re: Things to do or visit at tokyo ikebukuro

Ikebukuro has plenty of shops and restaruants. It's quite a happening area so you won't lack choices for sure. Just walk around the streets, shopping malls and department stores for places to eat. Look for ones that specialize in one type of food.

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2. Re: Things to do or visit at tokyo ikebukuro

Ichi is a nation-wide well known ramen place:

http://www.ichiran.co.jp/index.html

ichiran.co.jp/pc/…ikebukuro.html (map)

Mutekiya is another popular ramen place:

http://www.mutekiya.com/world/index.html

http://www.mutekiya.com/shop/index.html (map)

Maguro Ichiba is a budget place for fresh sashimi rice:

giraud.co.jp/maguro-ichiba/menu/index.html

giraud.co.jp/maguro-ichiba/map/higashi_ikebu… (location map)

Edited: 16 September 2011, 20:05
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3. Re: Things to do or visit at tokyo ikebukuro

Your hotel is much much better than Sakura Hostel although it has a good Ikebukuro map.

sakura-house.com/english/…ikebukuro.php

don’t worry, just a lousy downtown in Tokyo. however, never call Bukuro: I used to change train at Ikebukuro station long time ago. Department stores are confusing: Tobu (East Boo) is located at the west exit of the station. Seibu (West Boo) is located at the east exit of the station.

Call Hama for Yokohama. Bancho (the leader of a group of juvenile delinquents) of Hama is a veteran pitcher, almost the age of retirement.

http://ameblo.jp/daisuke18/

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4. Re: Things to do or visit at tokyo ikebukuro

Ikebukuro has a seedy reputation amongst the people of Tokyo. However, as a visitor, you really won't notice anything. The fun area is to the east of the station, stretching to Sunshine City.

Singapore
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5. Re: Things to do or visit at tokyo ikebukuro

Thanks for all the info given!

Greatly appreciated.

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6. Re: Things to do or visit at tokyo ikebukuro

The Japan Traditional Craft Center is located in Metropolitan Plaza, at the south end of Ikebukuro station. It's worth a visit--sort of a blend of a high-priced store and a museum.

There is a lot of shopping in the department stores adjacent to the station, and there is more shopping between the station and the Sunshine City complex.

Singapore
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7. Re: Things to do or visit at tokyo ikebukuro

Hi All,

I would also like to know what will you recommend to see or do if you have only 2 days in Tokyo? Any nice onsen to recommned?

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8. Re: Things to do or visit at tokyo ikebukuro

There is no real onsen in the traditional sense in Tokyo. The closest thing you will get to is Oedo Onsen at Odaiba:

http://www.ooedoonsen.jp/higaeri/english/

For what to see and do, depending on your interest:

http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2164.html

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9. Re: Things to do or visit at tokyo ikebukuro

I don't visit ikebukuro much but when I do go my two stops are milky way cafe and namja town for weird flavors of ice cream. Milky way cafe is an ice cream place too but you get Huge pretty decorated parfaits.

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10. Re: Things to do or visit at tokyo ikebukuro

Tokyu Hands is a chain of do-it-yourself stores, interesting to poke around for an hour or two: http://www.tokyu-hands.co.jp/en/index.html

Here's a map; Ikebukuro station is off to the left, with your hotel on the other side of the station: ikebukuro.tokyu-hands.co.jp/en/index.html

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