Ikebukuro in Tokyo is located near Tokiwa-so, the origin of Japanese animation and manga.
That’s why I put a lot of effort into anime.
Traditional temples and shrines remain, and you can enjoy various ways to enjoy them.
- 1.Find the owl statues in Ikebukuro
- 2.Immerse yourself in the world of anime and manga in Ikebukuro
- 3.The origin of manga! Stroll through Shiinamachi, where Tokiwa-so was located 1Stop from Ikebukuro
- 4.Visit shrines and temples in or near Ikebukuro
- 5.Climb Fujizuka near Ikebukuro
- 6.Stroll through a Japanese garden near Ikebukuro
- 7.Tokyo Souvenirs! Find Your Capsule Toy in Ikebukuro
- 8.Meet floating jellyfish and flying penguins at the aquarium in Ikebukuro
- 9.Explore famous buildings such as historical or Western-style buildings
- 10.Let’s make a food sample near Ikebukuro
- 11.Drink beer made in Ikebukuro
- 12.Eat Ikebukuro’s local food
- 13.Shopping at a 100 yen shops
- 14.Collect Unique Goshuin in Ikebukuro ,Tokyo
- 15.Enjoy the four seasons of Japan
1.Find the owl statues in Ikebukuro
In Japanese, the pronunciation of “bukuro” in “Ike・bukuro（池袋）” is similar to “Fukuro”.
It’s similar to “owl” and “don’t struggle” in Japanese.
That’s why shops and public institutions have a custom of drawing owls.
Let’s look for owls around Ikebukuro.
2.Immerse yourself in the world of anime and manga in Ikebukuro
Ikebukuro is on the market as an anime town.
After all, there is Animate Ikebukuro main store.
In addition, there are anime shops other than Animate, anime cafes, and shops for each work.
It’s also fun to stroll along “Otome Road”♪
If you love anime, definitely visit Ikebukuro (Tokyo)♪
2-1.The world’s largest anime shop! Go to Animate main store
The world’s largest anime shop, Animate Ikebukuro, will open in March 2023.
A mecca of anime with places where you can take pictures, such as event spaces.
If you like anime, don’t miss it!
＞Animate Ikebukuro main store Offcial Site
2-2.Explore the shops for each anime and character work!
In Ikebukuro, there are many anime shops for anime, games, and production companies.
If there is a work you like, please stop by.。
＞Ikebukuro Manga/Animation Shop（Tokyo,Japan）
2-3.Immerse yourself in the world at an anime themed cafe
there is a ” Anime Themed Cafes” where you can enjoy the world of anime and manga and game.
Ikebukuro has its own “Anime Themed Cafes”.
Enjoy the world of anime and manga.
＞Anime Themed Cafes and Restaurants
2-4.Stroll along Otome Road
Ikebukuro is more than just the Animate Main Store.
ACOS Ikebukuro Main Store (costumes), Animate Cafe, and related stores are dotted around the area called Otome Road.
“Otome” means “female (girl) otaku”.
It’s a big deal, so go swagger.
3.The origin of manga! Stroll through Shiinamachi, where Tokiwa-so was located 1Stop from Ikebukuro
Manga and anime are the representative cultures of Japan.
The origin was the wooden two-story apartment called “Tokiwa-so” that was located in Toshima-ku, Tokyo.
The “Tokiwa-so” was recreated as a museum.
＞Tokiwaso Manga Museum(Toshima City,Tokyo,Japan)Origin of Japanese Manga
4.Visit shrines and temples in or near Ikebukuro
In general, many Japanese do not believe in religion.
When you say “religion” in Japan, it is sometimes treated the same as a cult.
However, there are still many shrines and temples.
Please be quiet as this is a religious facility.
Collecting Goshuin (Red stamps) is also fun.
＞Shrines and Temples near Ikebukuro,tokyo
5.Climb Fujizuka near Ikebukuro
Fujizuka is, so to speak, a miniature Mt. Fuji.
It was created by believers of Mt. Fuji religion at the end of the Edo period.
It is said that climbing Fujizuka has the same benefits as climbing real Mt. Fuji.
Since you came all the way to Japan, please climb Mt. Fuji.
＞Gokokuji Temple！You can climb Mt.Fuji,Tokyo
6.Stroll through a Japanese garden near Ikebukuro
A small Japanese garden is within walking distance from Ikebukuro.
If you get on the train, you can see a large Japanese garden.
＞Japanese Garden near Ikebukuro(Tokyo, Japan)
7.Tokyo Souvenirs! Find Your Capsule Toy in Ikebukuro
In Ikebukuro, there are Capsule Toy machines everywhere.
Among them, the gashapon department store in Ikebukuro, located on the 3rd floor of Sunshine City Alpa, has 3,000 of them, the largest in the world.
There are many anime and other things, so how about a souvenir?
＞the gashapon department store in Ikebukuro
8.Meet floating jellyfish and flying penguins at the aquarium in Ikebukuro
At the aquarium in Sunshine City, you can see floating jellyfish, flying penguins, and sea lions.
If you like sea creatures, don’t miss it!
9.Explore famous buildings such as historical or Western-style buildings
In the Ikebukuro area, there are historical buildings such as the Jiyu Gakuen Myonichikan designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and Rikkyo University’s first cafeteria.
If you take the train, you can also go to Western-style buildings from the Meiji and Taisho eras.
You can learn the ingenuity to fuse Western civilization with Japanese.
＞Historical Architecture in or near Ikebukuro
10.Let’s make a food sample near Ikebukuro
Fake Food Sample Making Experience ,near Ikebukuro,Tokyo,Japan
You can have a Fake Food Sample Making Experience near Ikebukuro.
＞Fake Food Sample Making Experience ,near Ikebukuro,Tokyo,Japan
11.Drink beer made in Ikebukuro
Surprisingly, beer is brewed in the Ikebukuro area.
If you like beer, please drink beer from Ikebukuro.
＞Best Craft Beer Breweries near 【IKEBUKURO】in Tokyo
12.Eat Ikebukuro’s local food
Let’s eat dishes unique to Ikebukuro.
＞Ikebukuro Food Guide!What to eat?Best Restaurant Recommendations
13.Shopping at a 100 yen shops
There are 13 stores in Ikebukuro, including 100 yen and 300 yen shop.
There are also products that are perfect as Japanese souvenirs, such as handkerchiefs with anime and Japanese patterns.
Please stop by.
＞Hundreｄ（100）＋3 Hundreｄ（300）yen Shop in Ikebukuro
14.Collect Unique Goshuin in Ikebukuro ,Tokyo
A goshuin is a stampe for worshipers, mainly at shrines and temples in Japan.
Basically, you will receive it in the goshuin-cho (goshuin book) .
You can’t get it in a general notebook.
In Ikebukuro (Tokyo), there are temples and shrines that give out unique goshuin.
It is also a good idea to bring a goshuin-cho (goshuin book) and collect goshuin on foot, by train, or by bus.
＞How to Collect Unique Goshuin in Ikebukuro ,Tokyo
15.Enjoy the four seasons of Japan
Ikebukuro has scenery that can be enjoyed in every season.
15-1.Spring in Ikebukuro (March to May)
【End of March】Sakura(Cherry Blossom)
＞Cherry Blossoms（Sakura）Spots in Ikebukuro（Tokyo,Japan）
＞Cherry Blossoms（Sakura）Spots near Ikebukuro（Tokyo,Japan）
15-2.Summer in Ikebukuro (June to August)
【June】Hydrangea(Ajisai) in Ikebukuro
＞Hydrangea(Ajisai) around Ikebukuro ,Tokyo ,Japan
15-3.Autumn in Ikebukuro (September to November)
【End of September】Cluster Amaryllis(Red Spider Lily) in Ikebukuro
＞Cluster Amaryllis(Red Spider Lily) in or near Ikebukuro
15-4.Winter in Ikebukuro (December to February)
【End of November】Autumn Leaves in Ikebukuro
＞Autumn leaves in Ikebukuro,Tokyo , Japan