Ikebukuro is one of the busiest hub in Tokyo when it comes to fashion, entertainment and dining establishments. It is also considered as one of the three main shopping centers in Tokyo. It is home to countless stores such as fashion boutiques, furniture store, home appliance, sports wear, restaurants, cinema and many more.
With so many department stores and shopping complex to choose from, Ikebukuro has proven itself to be a hot spot for everything that you ever wanted. So call your friends and go to the 10 best places to shop in Ikebukuro for great discount and amazing prices!
1. Ikebukuro Sunshine City
Ikebukuro Sunshine City is one of the largest shopping and entertainment complex in Tokyo. The observation deck on this 240 meter skyscraper boasts great views of the city (it is also the 2nd highest building in Tokyo today). Here you’ll find many attractions that will make your visit worth your while. From hotel accommodations, to branded shops, to highly recommended restaurants, aquarium and other entertainment facilities, Sunshine City has them all. It is without a doubt, one of the best places to shop in Ikebukuro.
Address: 3-1 Higashiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 170-0013
2. Ikebukuro Seibu Department Store
The Seibu Department Store is one of the landmarks of Ikebukuro. Conveniently located near the Ikebukuro station, this department store highlights its own impressive collection of shops that would make anyone go GAGA. For those who love to eat, the lower levels of Seibu Department store holds an array of restaurants that are bound to satisfy your palate.
Address: 1-28-1 Minamiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 171-0022
3. Ikebukuro Tobu Department Store
If you were to describe Tobu Department Store in one word, it would be “HUGE”. Yes, this department store is one of the biggest department store in Tokyo. If you wander around aimlessly in Tobu, chances are you’re going to get lost. If you don’t want that to happen, make sure to have someone who is familiar with the place to guide you to the shops that you want to visit. Of course, if you’re the adventurous type then explore it to your hearts content!
Address: 1-1-25 Nishi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 171-0021
Website: http://www.tobu-dept.jp/ikebukuro/ (Japanese Only)
4. Ikebukuro PARCO
PARCO is a well-known shopping center in Japan. It has countless number of shops and these are not limited to fashion and restaurants. They also have Japanese pop culture shops and other unique shops that might catch your interest. Their flagship store which is located in Ikebukuro has come a long way from a small shop to a bustling shopping complex over a period of many years. This is also the reason why PARCO became one of the most popular department store chains in Japan today.
Address: 1-28-2 Minamiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 171-8557
5. LUMINE Ikebukuro
LUMINE is one of the busiest hub of activities in Ikebukuro. Being located practically next to the Ikebukuro train station, it allows easy access to shopping sprees even though you have limited time to do so. The shops are bright and all attractively designed to catch the eyes of their customers. Of course, it also have dedicated floors for shopping, entertainment and dining facilities to help everyone have an easier time strolling around the LUMINE Department Store.
Address: 1-11-1 Nishiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 171-0021
6. Ikebukuro Marui
The Marui shopping complex in Ikebukuro is considered as a “one-stop” shop location by those who are familiar with the area. It almost has everything that you need, which includes your basic daily necessities. Take your time and check all the shops that you fancy. They often have seasonal discounts that are a great thing for those who love to go on shopping sprees.
Address: 3-28-13 Nishiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 171-0021
Website: http://www.0101.co.jp/048/index.html (Japanese Only)
7. Donki Ikebukuro
Donki or Don Quijote is one of the most popular Japanese chain stores that sells good items for a very cheap price. This store is open 24 hours and it has seven floors that are almost always crowded with people. A store where you can get an item for as low as 100yen is bound to have a lot of customers. Donki is a great place where you can get an assortment of household items, make-up,toys, snacks, junk, liquors and other interesting tidbits for a very reasonable price.
Address: 1-22-5 Minamiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 171-0022
8. Bic Camera Ikebukuro
Bic Camera is found on the west exit of the Ikebukuro train station. If you want to buy “high-end gadgets and appliances”, then there is no better place to go than Bic Camera in Ikebukuro. The things that you’ll find here are not only limited to electronics, home appliances and computer related items. Surprisingly, they also have jewelry, liquors, toys, sport items and other miscellaneous products at a discounted price.
Address: 1-41-5 Higashi-ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 170-0013
Website: http://www.biccamera.co.jp/shoplist/shop-007.html (Japanese Only)
9. Tokyu Hands Ikebukuro
Tokyu Hands is a shopping store that is located right next to Sunshine City. Their first floor is an event space that is dedicated to seasonal events such as exhibitions, performances, and other forms of entertainment. Tokyu Hands has 8 floors and a wide variety of stores that are able to meet any type of need. There are even unique shops that are not found in any other department stores in Ikebukuro.
Address: 1-28-10 Higashiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 170-0013
10. Loft Ikebukuro
Many consider LOFT as one of the stores that specialize in “Hobbies and Crafts”. It might confuse you, but LOFT is found across three floors of the Seibu Department Store in Ikebukuro. It is also a great place to buy stationary, stickers, make-up, toys and other trinkets that are all in good quality. They also have notebooks and other school related items as well.
Address: 9-12F Seibu Ikebukuro, 1-28-1 Minamiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 171-8569
Data is as of December 2017
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