IKEBUKURO Located North-West from central Tokyo, I reached Ikebukuro by taking the Yamanote Line. Fun fact, Ikebukuro Station is actually the second busiest rail next to Shinjuku Station, carrying over a million passengers in a single day. Personally, I was really looking forward to exploring Ikebukuro because it was known to be very similar to Akihabara (my favourite place in all of Tokyo), catering to anime culture and moreso towards females. With that being said, Ikebukuro
SHOPS Lumine Est
Location: East side of Shinjuku Station 3-38-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0022 Hours: 11AM - 10PM
Lumine is a massive shopping complex comprised of 11 floors (9 upper, 2 basement) for all your fashion and dining needs. Like many other department stores in Shinjuku, you'll find yourself lost for hours shopping in here. As I was creating a floor guide, I realized most of the floors were nearly identical in what it had to offer. You'd mainly find it cater
AKIHABARA Located in the Chiyoda ward of Tokyo, Akihabara is known as the Electric City and the centre of Otaku culture. This was by far my favourite place to explore in Tokyo, so much so that I had to come back twice. Akihabara is a must see for all your anime, manga and gaming needs. Sundays are especially great because the main streets are closed off to cars between 1PM - 6PM, allowing you to roam the streets freely.
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