Ikebukuro

Ikebukuro, the largest city located in Toshima ward, is a commercial and entertainment district of Tokyo, Japan.  At the center of Ikebukuro is the train and subway station hub for the JR East lines, the Seibu Ikebukuro Line and the Tōbu Tōjō Line.

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Ikebukuro station’s east side is dominated by the Seibu and Parco department stores.  There is also a large Bic Camera store in the area.

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The Sunshine 60 Dori Avenue is lined with shops and offices starting from directly in front of Parco, finally leading to the Tokyu Hands department store and Sunshine City.

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Sunshine City, also known as Sunshine 60, is a complex of four buildings. The 4th tallest building in Tokyo is amongst them, which was finished in 1978 and sits on land that was once occupied by Sugamo Prison.

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Sunshine City also has shops, a planetarium, an aquarium, museum, a theatre and the Namja Town theme park for children.

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Next to Sunshine City, you’ll find the futuristic Toyota Amlux Auto Salon. Admission is free.

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The west of Ikebukuro Station is dominated by the Tobu department store and the ultra-modern Metropolitan Plaza Building housing the 10-floor Lumine Department Store.

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Nearby, the striking, glass-paneled Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space is a multi-halled space featuring a rich array of stage and musical (largely orchestral) performances.

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