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3 Best Hotels in Ikebukuro: The Best Place to Stay in Tokyo For Sightseeing!

3 Best Hotels in Ikebukuro: The Best Place to Stay in Tokyo For Sightseeing!

Date published: 22 November 2019
Last updated: 20 October 2020

Here we share some great-priced hotels in Ikebukuro, Tokyo's conveniently located district. As a hot-spot for entertainment, Ikebukuro has large shopping areas and abundance of eateries. It is also well-known for its wide selection of ramen and anime shops.

Whether you're young or old, opting to stay at hotels in Ikebukuro is sure to be the best bet for an exciting sightseeing trip around Japan. The reason for this is that Ikebukuro Station is one of the most convenient stations in terms of public transportation, with accessibility to many train lines. This makes it the ideal tourism and business hub, and therefore the best place to secure accommodation with good access that will guarantee smooth travel around Tokyo.

Here, we will introduce three of the top-recommended hotels near Ikebukuro Station.

Table of Contents
  1. 1. Sunshine City Prince Hotel: Super High-Rise Hotel in Ikebukuro Packed with Entertainment
  2. 2. Centurion Hotel Ikebukuro: Experience Japanese Culture at this High-Quality Designer Hotel
  3. 3. Hotel Metropolitan Ikebukuro: A Quiet Oasis Right Near the Station

1. Sunshine City Prince Hotel: Super High-Rise Hotel in Ikebukuro Packed with Entertainment

Sunshine City is an 8-minute walk from the East Exit of Ikebukuro Station. It is a large entertainment complex with plenty of amusement and cultural facilities, including an observatory, an aquarium, a planetarium, and lots of restaurants and shops. And right inside this Ikebukuro landmark is where you will find the Sunshine City high-rise hotel, Sunshine City Prince Hotel.

Sunshine City Prince Hotel is a very friendly hotel in Ikebukuro that tends to attract many visitors and guests looking for fun things to do. It has been renewed in various parts, including over 1,000 rooms, since 2015. It is a modern-day hotel that incorporates the traditional Japanese style with the subculture-esque feel of Ikebukuro City.

One particular thing to note is their attention to visitors from overseas. There are ten Japanese-style rooms as well as Japanese-Western-style rooms, with delicate Ryukyu tatami mats made from Okinawan grass.

Additionally, the carpeting in the guest rooms and around the floors are decorated with stepping stones, symbolic of Japanese gardens, and fireworks patterns, adding even more to the Japanese atmosphere.

Finally, there are even special waiting rooms to accommodate early arrivals and late-night departures, as well as separate Muslim prayer rooms for both men and women.

The concept floor "IKEPRI 25" is also very popular with fans of anime, both domestic and from overseas alike. This concept floor was created in collaboration with anime and manga, and is a dream-like space where you can enjoy some time surrounded by your favorite characters.

2. Centurion Hotel Ikebukuro: Experience Japanese Culture at this High-Quality Designer Hotel

Centurion Hotel Ikebukuro is a designer hotel conveniently located only 3 minutes on foot from Ikebukuro Station, and created on the basis of Japanese cultural concept of "wabi-sabi."

Newly opened in 2014, you can feel this sense of culture all throughout the rich, luxurious interior, with a touch of Japanese beauty and Asian-inspired design decorating the entire building, from the guest rooms throughout the rest of the building. The outdoor terrace is home to bonsai trees and goldfish, creating a relaxing, traditionally-Japanese atmosphere.

The beds are also particularly stylish, especially the Slumberland Grand Suite Double Cushion, said to have been used by the British Royal Family themselves. Additionally, even the amenities are made using organic materials, approved by globally-recognized organization, Ecocert.

The top-quality hospitality of the staff is also highly acclaimed, shown through the dedicated effort of remembering each guest's name. There is a number of foreign staff available, as well.

  • Centurion Hotel Ikebukuro
    • Address 1-8-9, Higashiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo, 170-0013
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    • Nearest Station Ikebukuro Station (JR Shonan Shinjuku Line / JR Yamanote Line / JR Saikyo Line / Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line / Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line / Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line / Seibu Ikebukuro Line / Tobu Tojo Line)
      3 minutes on foot
    • Phone Number 03-6912-6031

3. Hotel Metropolitan Ikebukuro: A Quiet Oasis Right Near the Station

Hotel Metropolitan Ikebukuro is a city hotel conveniently located only one minute on for from the Metropolitan Exit of JR Ikebukuro Station, and three minutes from Ikebukuro West Exit. You will be greeted by a large flower arrangement as soon as you enter the lobby on the first floor, which tells of the four seasons of Japan.

There are 807 rooms of all kinds available, spanning floors 5 to 25, every room designed with an attention to detail that emphasizes the interior and lighting. A stay at one of these relaxing guest rooms is sure to make you forget that you are right in front of the central city's busy terminal station! This hotel in Ikebukuro is a peaceful space itself, and an excellent environment to relax both body and soul.

Hotel Metropolitan Ikebukuro also has seven restaurants and bars on the premises, with cuisine ranging from Chinese to Italian, as well as the Dining & Bar space where you can enjoy live piano performances and a beautiful nighttime view from 100 meters above ground, as well as a bar based on the theme of European Orient Express.

If you stay on the City View Metropolitan Floor, you can also enjoy the breakfast buffet with about 40 different kinds of dishes and a stunning panoramic view of the city.

  • Hotel Metropolitan
    • Address 1-6-1, Nishiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo, 171-0021
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    • Nearest Station Ikebukuro Station (JR Shonan Shinjuku Line / JR Yamanote Line / JR Saikyo Line / Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line / Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line / Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line / Seibu Ikebukuro Line / Tobu Tojo Line)
      3 minutes on foot
    • Phone Number 03-3980-1111

In addition to the three hotels in Ikebukuro recommended here, there are plenty of other great options, including Sakura Hotel Ikebukuro and Tokyo Stay Ikebukuro, also conveniently within the vicinity of Ikebukuro Station for all your business and sightseeing needs.

By staying at a hotel in Ikebukuro City, you are likely to quickly see just why this area is so adored by travelers for yourself.

*This information is from the time of this article's publication.
*Prices and options mentioned are subject to change.
*Unless stated otherwise, all prices include tax.

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