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Tokyo: travel guide to Ikebukuro - what to see and where to eat

Tokyo is the capital of Japan and is the obligatory stop for every time you come to visit the Rising Sun. It is a megalopolis that boasts over 10 million inhabitants and is always evolving: for this reason you never stop discovering it and every time you go back you always notice something different and new. This beautiful city is the hub of Japan as it encompasses all facets of the entire country in its iconic neighborhoods. In Tokyo we must necessarily go back in time: explaining the emotions that this city is able to give is not possible, you have to live them. Only those who have been there can understand it. As a minimum stay, I recommend staying no less than a week: Tokyo should also be explored on foot, admired in its alleys and views. You can't hit and run, it wouldn't make any sense, especially if it's your first time here.


Information before leaving, how to get there, how to get around, where to stay here.


IKEBUKURO

Newly expanded neighborhood thanks to the large Sunshine City shopping complex and the aquarium. Ideal area for shopping, although it is not a fundamental destination in my opinion with the exception of a couple of shops that I point out for enthusiasts.

Ikebukuro tokyo Cookingwiththehamster
Ikebukuro | © Cookingwiththehamster
Ikebukuro tokyo Cookingwiththehamster
Ikebukuro | © Cookingwiththehamster

TOKYU HANDS

On the top floor of this Tokyu Hands there is a well-stocked and chic pet shop. If you have a little friend at home, here you will find excellent quality products both to eat and in terms of toys, leashes, harnesses and coats.

I brought my cat tuna without preservatives and dyes (and he really appreciated it!), as well as super kawaii bowls for crunchies and water.

They also sell hamsters, birds and rabbits. Also inside the shop there is a special paid area where you can pet the cats.

Open 10am - 9pm, address: 1-28-10 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo

Tokyu Hands ikebukuro Cookingwiththehamster
Tokyu Hands | © Cookingwiththehamster
Tokyu Hands ikebukuro Cookingwiththehamster
Tokyu Hands | © Cookingwiththehamster

MANDARAKE

Ikebukuro also has its headquarters in Mandarake, certainly the least well-stocked of the others in the city. Here you will mainly find newer titles.

Open 12pm - 08pm, address: 〒170-0013 Tokyo, Toshima City, Higashiikebukuro, 3 Chome−15−2 ライオンズマンション池袋 B1F




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