Ikebukuro Nishiguchikouen (West Gate Park) is located near Nishiguchi area of Ikebukuro Station. It is in the central area of downtown, so many people from teens to business people gather here. There is an outdoor stage for some events to be held during the weekend. At night, young people can be seen practicing street dance. The park is also a popular meeting place.
The street, from in front of Ikebukuro Station leading up to Sunshine 60 building, is called Sunshine 60 Street. Of Many downtown areas in Ikebukuro, this is the most prosperous area, and it is always packed with people by day or by night. There are many character goods shops and game arcades, so it is where you can enjoy Japanese hobby culture.
Sunshine Aquarium is located on the rooftop of the World Import Mart Building in Sunshine City complex. Its concept is “Oasis in the Sky”, and you can enjoy this extraordinary space enveloped in water and greens. You can watch well-trained sea lions do some tricks, and penguins and pelicans getting fed. Creative exhibitions are simply fascinating.
Namja Town is an indoor theme park. It consists of 3 areas: a play area called Dockingham Plaza where you feel like you have wandered off into a picture book, an area called Fukubukuro Nana-chome Shotengai with the recreated old Japan from the 1950s, and a town called Mononoke Bangaichi which has been taken over by monsters and ghosts. You will enjoy not only attractions and fun traps but also a variety of food such as gyoza (fried dumplings) and desserts. Both children and adults can have a great time here.
There are many shops that carry anime-related goods in Tokyo, but Otome Road is especially unique street as there are many shops that carry items aimed at ladies. You will find an array of shops that carry manga created independently by anime lovers, and costumes and wigs for cosplay. You may find some rare anime goods if you spend time looking around the shops. Make Otome Road your last stop in Ikebukuro.
*This information is from the time of this article's publication.