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Namjatown

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Address: 3-1-3, Higashi-ikebukuro | 2F Sunshine City World Import Mart, Toshima 170-0013, Tokyo Prefecture
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glimpse of Japanese culture, humor and gyozas

We went to Namjatown primarily to eat at the gyoza restaurants. However, we had to pay an entrance fee to enter and eat there so we decided to walk around. There were different... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 November 2016
Mylene E
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Manila, Philippines
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited the Namjatown at the end of February 2017. I had read some good reviews about the Namjatowns "Ice cream world" and all its exotic ice cream flavors and thought it would be interesting place to visit - wow, was I wrong! The "ice cream world" is situated inside of the Namjatown, so you have to pay the admission... More 

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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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55 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

it shows old downtown tokyo nuance in small area amusement park, good for kids and teenagers but all in japanese, eventhough we could understand japanese, i cannot imagine if foreginer without japanese language capability entered these amusement park. We ve been warned before we enter the park, that all announcement is in Japanese. Inside there is gyoza festive alley that... More 

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Thank Fajar_Nasution
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

It was extremely confusing to understand the tickets to buy. Only bought the entrance ticket to see what it was about, ended up leaving early and spending most of my time in J-world.

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Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We went to Namjatown primarily to eat at the gyoza restaurants. However, we had to pay an entrance fee to enter and eat there so we decided to walk around. There were different exhibits but we could not understand any of it because it was purely Japanese. We just started pressing buttons and things started to move or scare us... More 

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Thank Mylene E
Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Saw the advertisement via websites and leaflets as they offer different theme in certain interval. I chose the entry ticket only (photos from websites shows most for children attractions) cost 500 yen. For the Halloween theme they adopt haunted neko village and most of the game involves ghosts character. I tried the sorbet at the food area and it was... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

We wandered through for the Halloween decorations and the limited Godzilla menu they were doing, but only because we were already in Sunshine City. Cute if you know anything about Namja, still not the worst little walk around if you've got kids or time to waste.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

I was in Ikebukuro and thought I should visit the gyoza stadium at Namjatown only. There was many gyoza shops all right next to each other, i just ate at three of them and while they were good, the gyozas seemed like the frozen types. If you wanted to go namjatown, don't go of you're only going for the gyoza

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

No English, lots of anime, lots of children, lots of ice cream and lots of dumplings! All in all pretty overwhelming, but the dumplings were great and if you were prepared to queue to give a game a go pretty good fun. Try shooting the mosquitoes from pig cars! Located in a mall with Pokemon stores etc so a good... More 

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Thank kimsco
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

This place only caters for Japanese people. If you don't know how to speak Japanese, you can't appreciate the place. You can avail the ticket (¥500) for just visiting the place or you can avail the ticket wherein you can play the games inside which are insane. It's like you're catching a Pokemon monster. Lol Most of the attraction or... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

You can pay for an attraction ticket or just an entrance fee, which I did, at only ¥500. Well worth it! A good way to kill an hour or so.

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Ikebukuro
Ikebukuro is an area of massive development. Several thousand tenants occupy two giant department stores and shopping malls, where all sorts of shopping and gourmet foods can be enjoyed. The 60-story building at the east entrance of the station, Sunshine City, is a landmark within Ikebukuro and features an aquarium, planetarium, theme park as well as an observation platform. The popular name for the western side of this area is "Otome Road" (Maiden Road) and there are many shops selling products related to anime with a female theme. It has rapidly become the worldwide headquarters for ‘otaku’ or geek culture.
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