Stay in Tokyo’s foremost fashion and electronics shopping district. The apartment is centrally located, in uptown Ikebukuro.
You will have the ENTIRE apartment to yourselves during your stay. This western-style apartment is 3 minutes walk from the JR Ikebukuro station. Ikebukuro is Tokyo’s second largest city, with Tokyo’s second busiest train station (over a million commuters every day).
Very conveniently located on the famous JR Yamanote line (the circle around Tokyo), giving you direct, easy and quick access to every major location in Tokyo. Including the both Narita and Haneda Airports.
** Shinjuku (8 minutes)
** Harajuku (10 minutes)
** Shibuya (12 minutes)
** Akihabara (15 minutes)
** Roppongi (19 minutes)
This place offers a great mixture of entertainment, shopping and dining opportunities not to be found anywhere else. There are hundreds of interesting places to explore!
• Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space (8 minutes walk) offering a ride on the world’s longest escalator (This is a Japanese concert hall and theater operated by Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture. It offers fine arts shops, restaurants, exhibition galleries and conference rooms).
• Sunshine City Complex and Sunshine 60 Observatory (8 minutes walk): This is a city within Sunshine City Complex, a city within the city, featuring a hotel, a planetarium, a museum, a theme park (Sunshine Namja Town —built by the creator of Pacman), a shopping mall and a convention center with exhibition facilities.
• Amlux (8 minutes walk): Meet the futuristic Toyota Amlux Auto Salon, where you can view and touch Toyota's newest car models and car accessories possibly the largest car showrooms in the world.
• Nishi-Ikebukuro Park (10 minutes walk): This is the City's largest park, with fountains in the center which are lit up at night. Come here to watch the old men sitting in the shade playing the Japanese game shogi, or street soccer come nightfall.
• Ancient Orient Museum, Tokyo (15 minutes walk)
• An unmatched Shopping experience: 2 minutes walk to the world’s two largest department stores (Seibu and Tobu Department Stores —open 7 days a week); PARCO (a favorite haunt of locals in their twenties and thirties for clothing, CDs, books, beauty products and food); Huge Electronics stores (Bic Camera and Labi); Japan Traditional Craft Center (worth a visit even if you won’t afford anything. See both traditional and contemporary Japanese high end designs).
• Countless Restaurants, bars and a great night life!
This apartment is perfectly air-conditioned with a spacious closet, alarm and intercom. It offers; a sparkling bathroom and a chic little kitchen with a built-in electric stove. It is fully loaded with a TV, DVD player, washing machine, coffee maker, refrigerator, microwave and all the necessary kitchen tools. All at no extra cost to you.
***You also get FREE UNLIMITED wireless internet access with a pocket Wi-Fi which you can carry with you anywhere you go.TripAdvisor property ID 3358626...Read more
UPTOWN APARTMENT, Ikebukuro (Yamanote Line)-Tokyo Toshima, Kanto, Japan
Additional Location Information
Ikebukuro is one of Tokyo's multiple city centers, found around the northwestern corner of the Yamanote loop line. At the district's center stands Ikebukuro Station, a busy commuter hub traversed by three subway and multiple urban and suburban train lines. The station handles over a million passengers per day, making it the second busiest railway station surpassed only by Shinjuku Station.
• Ikebukuro offers plenty of entertainment, shopping and dining opportunities. It is the battle ground between the Tobu and Seibu conglomerates which operate large department stores on each side of the station, as well as train lines from Ikebukuro into the suburbs. Seibu furthermore has a stake in the Sunshine City, a large shopping and entertainment complex not far from the station.
• Ikebukuro has also become the site of a more recent clashing of two of Japan's largest electronic retailers, Bic Camera and Yamada Denki. Bic Camera had been dominating the district for decades with its main store until Yamada Denki opened its first outlet there in 2007. Since then, the two retailers have been engaging in fierce competition in multiple branches around the station.
• Ikebukuro is also a center of otaku culture. Unlike Akihabara, Ikebukuro caters more to a female clientele with butler cafes and anime, manga and cosplay related shops such as Animate, Mandarake and K-Books. The center of the female otaku scene is located along Otome Road just north of Sunshine City. It is also said to be a good place to find dojinshi, or self published manga or novels, especially those produced for women.
Located on top of the west exit of Ikebukuro Station is the Tobu Department Store, one of Tokyo's largest department stores. It belongs to the Tobu Group, which also operates several suburban railway lines, including the Tobu Tojo Line which terminates at Ikebukuro Station.
Located on top of the east exit of Ikebukuro Station is the flagship Seibu Department Store, another of Tokyo's largest department stores. It belongs to the Seibu Group, which also operates several suburban railway lines, including the Seibu Ikebukuro Line which terminates at Ikebukuro Station.
• SUNSHINE CITY
Opened in 1978, Sunshine City is Tokyo's first city within the city. The focal point of the complex is the 240 meter tall Sunshine 60 skyscraper with an observation deck on its top floor. The complex also contains shops and restaurants, an aquarium, planetarium, museum, indoor theme park, as well as the Sunshine Prince Hotel and offices. Sunshine City's shops are open daily from 10:00 to 20:00, restaurants from 11:00 to 22:00.
The observation deck has an enclosed lower level and an upper open air "sky deck", located on the top floor of the 240 meter tall Sunshine 60 skyscraper. While not as centrally located as other observation decks in Tokyo, it is one of only a very few to feature an open air deck.
• SUNSHINE NAMJA TOWN
Sunshine Namja Town is an indoor theme park by Namco, the creator of Pacman and many other arcade games and leisure products. The theme park is currently closed for renewal and is scheduled to reopen in summer 2013 with one floor dedicated to the popular manga series Naruto, Dragon Ball and One Piece.
• SUNSHINE AQUARIUM
The Sunshine Aquarium exhibits creatures from seas, oceans and tropical forests around the world, including stingrays, sunfish, frogs, snakes, penguins, seals and otters. Located on the 10th floor of the World Import Mart Building in the Sunshine City complex, theaquarium was recently renovated and reopened in summer 2011.
Amlux is a Toyota showroom connected to Sunshine City, that showcases Toyota's newest car models and technology. Here you can get a hands on experience with the new cars, test drive some models for a small fee and watch marching band performances by robots.
• TOKYO METROPOLITAN ART SPACE
The Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space is a public art center that mainly features performing arts, especially concerts, operas, theater and musicals. Its main hall is equipped with one of the largest pipe organs in Japan.
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