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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.
Kishimojin (Hariti) was originally a Persian (Iran) child eating demon, who converted to Buddhism and wowed to protect the faithful and especially children. This deity is hence very popular among expecting mothers and those with small children. The place has been indicated by UNESCO as a world heritage mo. If you are in the area
This mall had many shops which kept us busy during our stay in Prince Hotel Sunshine City. Very convenient location. The staff of all the shops were very courteous & accommodating. We were looking for a specific model of an Asics rubbers and they pointed us i instead to Asics main store somewhere near Ginza. Very helpful. They went out...
Points of Interest & Landmarks, Observation Decks & Towers
"worth the trip"
reviewed 7 November 2018 by Auzziewolf
you take a star lit elevator up 60 floors, to something that might just amaze you. what is that you might ask, well to start full 360 views of the Tokyo areas , on a clear day you can see all the way to Mt. Fuji. this is one of the less traveled viewed platforms for international tourists, you'll find...
We took our 6 year old daughter today to the Sunshine Aquarium. It’s not too big so it doesn’t take the entire day to visit. Perfect for spending a few hours. I also think the entry fee was pretty reasonable.
They have various events throughout the day for visitors such as penguin feeding, divers entering tanks and such.
Very fresh seafood, authentic sushi rice and friendly staff. The most important thing is to provide the variety of sake and terrific selection
We could have stayed in a regular hotel, but opted to stay at Kimi Ryokan to experience traditional Japanese accommodation.
The best thing is the Kimi Staff at the front.
If I come back to Tokyo I would stay in Kimi Ryokan again because of the front staff.
They welcome us with a smile. They were polite, friendly and very...
The hotel was not far from subway station, making it a convenient hotel to travel in and out of ikebukuro to other places in tokyo. The staff was nice and friendly. Direct bus service to and fro Narita Airport. The room was small, but clean. View from my room at level 23.
Stayed here for four nights. This hotel is great. The location is easy to get to and Ikebukuro is a pretty good part of Tokyo to stay in-not too far from other areas. In the area itself we were very near the JR station and there are plenty of shopping, food and bar options (though a good bit of “snack...
Located within walking distance from Mejiro JR Station. There are a few good restaurants around. Room is quiet and clean, and very important, there is a split AC for each room. We had to move from the nearby Mejiro Mets hotel because the hotel refused to switch on the central AC during this fringe season which made the room stuffy...
The location is great, near to Ikebukuro station (JR line), there is a some convenience store and food around. This hotel is super great, you can choose interesting stuff like face mask, bath treatment, relaxing patch, every day! We can choose the pillow also and the onsen is great 💕