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In Akabane and Itabashi, visitors can get a glimpse of the ordinary day-to-day life of Tokyo. On the east side of Akabane station, there are many traditional shopping districts and small izakayas, while on the west side, there’s a modern shopping mall. Itabashi is currently being developed as a residential area with a huge 1.1km long shopping street that extends from east to west. Rows of shops and izakayas target the down to earth everyday needs of locals. Both Akabane and Itabashi are notable for their easy access to the city center as well as their proximity to Ikebukuro.
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I went to high school near by and we used to draw and paint in the garden during the class. Back in the late ‘70s it was rather dilapidated but now I was pleasantly surprised to revisit the garden in fond memories. Someone did a great job...
We happened upon this park during some kind of local festival. There were TONS Of people participating in "hanami", picnic under the sakura trees. There were booths set up and the sound of beating drums. It was really neat. There's a little carriage lift that takes you up and down, that was cute, though we didn't participate.
We had stopped...
I have always been into temples espcially among the Oriental Countries. The one i love mot is the Tokyo Daitsu with the Huge Statue of Buddha, which says a lot about the religion and culture of Japan.
I will always comeback here to wish for prayers and luck.
A must visit.
If you like to see city view and tall buildings from above, I think you should never miss Hoku Topia as one of destination on your itinerary. Also, don't forget that it's free. I was there on the afternoon but next time i'll try to come there before sunset, it must be more beautiful.
This shop sells traditional Japanese sweets but fantastically, they are not overly sweet and always welcomes as gifts (omiyage). There is often a line out the door and if they sell that day's stock of Kuromatsu (their signature sweet), that's it. You'll have to try another day or purchase something else. I've only bought the Kuromatsu as they are famous...
They have the best cakes I ever tasted. My daughter ordered for their cheesecake and she said it's like melting in her mouth. We bought a birthday cake too. We celebrated his birthday there.
You can dine there. They have table for two, three and max for four people. The staff were very helpful too. If given a chance again....
The way to the Oden Bar is a bit complicated.
There are no seats and you stand in front of the table.
You can order the set of Oden and a drink i.e. alcohol, and you enjoy eating it on outside table.
Strongly recommended on a cold evening in Tokyo.
Moko tanmen Nakamoto is the Chinese noodle shop whose head store is in Itabashi Ward in Tokyo. The branch shops are in Ikebukuro, Shinjuku, Shibuya and so on. If you like spicy foods, you will be hooked on Nakamoto’s foods. The shop is vital. The cooks and the service staffs are spirited. Many people often line in front of the...
"Broiled eels locals foodie treat and westerners welcomed"
reviewed 28 March 2016 by WendyWindow
We are always scouting for local food experiences in non-michelin star restaurants (my husband wont eat anywhere where they put 'foam' on his plate) and this one was a winner.
This restaurant was recommended to us via a friend who was taken there by a local Japanese colleague.
It is located in the non-touristy neighbourhood of Akabane in an area...
the staff are lovely and very helpful. rooms are decent size but are taken up mostly by the double bed in them. the bathrooms are a good size and very clean. close by to shops and the train staion with easy access to trains to Disneyland and electric city. rooms serviced daily
Nice & comfortable hotel. The rooms are pretty clean and good enough for a single occupancy.
Little far from Tokyo but good connection from airport. It is very close to Ikebukera station. Tokiwadai is a very small place and has an Indian reataurant as well opp to station.
The hotel staff is very good. They provide complimentary utincils.
JR Mets Akabane is a budget hotel located just next to JR Station in Akabane area of Tokyo.
Many eateries can also be found in the vicinity of the hotel.
Hotel is clean, rooms are quite small though. Toilet cleanliness is excellent.
Room amenities are complete and can be picked up by ourselves at the Lobby area in case if...
Nice place. Very clean. Suite had 2 rooms, 3 beds. Kitchenette and a washer/dryer. Not great space for lounging, but very functional. Extremely convenient to public transportation, convenience stores. Good coffee shop (inkr) nearby. Friendly staff.