Rice ball（called “ONIGIRI”） is a Japanese food made from white rice, seaweed and fillings.
You can eat rice balls anywhere in Japan.
It is a super standard menu at convenience stores.
Here, we will share the shops where you can eat the most delicious rice ball.
- 1. Rice ball shop at Ikebukuro station
- 2. Walking distance from Ikebukuro! Onigiri(rice ball) shop
- 3. A few stations away from Ikebukuro! Recommended rice balls
- 【MAP】Rice ball（called “ONIGIRI”）in or near Ikebukuro
1. Rice ball shop at Ikebukuro station
1-1. Eat-in is possible from 7:00! Honriya（ほんのり屋）
Ikebukuro East Exit Basement: Honriya at the top of the stairs in front of the Ikebukuro Statue
Open from 7:00 am, you can eat in at the attached “R Becker’s”.
There is a set with a small bowl and miso soup, so how about having it for breakfast?
There is also a take-out (To Go) specialty store outside the south ticket gate of JR Ikebukuro Station.
2. Walking distance from Ikebukuro! Onigiri(rice ball) shop
It’s more Zoshigaya than Ikebukuro, but it’s a shop you can walk from Ikebukuro.
2-1. Tasty Pork Miso Soup [Zoshigaya] Onigiri and Tonjiru Yamataro（山太郎）
A rice ball and tonjiru (pork miso soup) shop run by a person who trained at Otsuka Bongo.
Not only rice balls, but also pork soup is mellow and delicious.
The line is still mild after 14:00 on weekdays.
3. A few stations away from Ikebukuro! Recommended rice balls
A few stations away from Ikebukuro by train!
I will share a shop that I feel like getting on the train to eat rice balls.
3-1.ORIGIRI Bongo（Otuka）/おにぎり ほんご（大塚）
Bongo is located at Otsuka Station, which is one stop on the Yamanote Line from Ikebukuro Station.
There is a counter around the kitchen.
You can eat rice balls while watching the cooking.
It is a long-established store that has been in business for 60 years.
A wide variety of 55 types of rice balls.
3-2.Ittomai ONIGIRI Bonta bonta（Gokokuji）/一等米おにぎり専門店 ぼんたぼんた（護国寺）
The main store of Bonta Bonta is located at Gokokuji Station, which is 2 stops from Ikebukuro on the Yurakucho Line.
It is a rice ball specialty store made only with the finest rice “first-class rice”.
You can eat warm and fresh sushi in the store.
Actually, there is a shop in Echika Ikebukuro, so you don’t have to go to Gokokuji.
3-3.Can you eat bongo without waiting in line? ! [Itabashi] Bongo
Itabashi Bongo is located at Itabashi Station, two stations away from Ikebukuro on the Tobu Tojo Line.
Although there are shops for bongo practitioners, it seems that only Itabashi Bongo calls itself “Bongo”.
When I visited after 18:00 on a weekday evening, I was able to sit down without lining up.
If you want to eat bongo rice balls without waiting in line, there is also an option called Itabashi Bongo.