Why don’t you enjoy your trip at Ikebukuro?

Do you know where Ikebukuro is? Have you ever been to there? Or do you want to visit there? I would like to help such people. So if you are interested in there, let’s check it out:)



1.How to visit Ikebukuro

2.About Ikebukuro history


How to visit Ikebukuro

You are able to visit there easily, because 7 different lines of train stop at Ikebukuro station. Yamanote Line, Saikyo Line, Marunouchi Line, Yurakucho-Line, Fukutoshinn-Line, Shonan-Shinjuku Line and Tobu Tojo Line. Ikebukuro has the second largest number of the passengers in the world. Passenger getting on and off at this station averaged 2.62 million per day.



I got these pictures from Tokyo Seikatsu.com


About Ikebukuro history

1930: Ikebukuro station was opened.

First, it was not for a passenger transport, but for a freight forwarding.

I got this picture from Kawagoe Sketchbook


From 1895 to 1958: There was a prison in Ikebukuro that name is Sugamo Prison.

Sugamo Prison was accommodation built after World War II ended. Mainly, it accommodates war criminals such as Hideki Tojo who was 27th Prime Minister of Japan during World War II.

I got this picture from Sugamo prison no seikatsu


1978: Sunshine City was opened where was Sugamo Prison.

Now, this building symbolizes Ikebukuro. Since it was opened, Ikebukuro has been developed. Recently, 

we see more and more foreigners.

I got these pictures from Tokyo Seikatsu.com





How did you feel about Ikebukuro? I’m glad if you feel interested.

My next articles suggest the best places I would like to recommend you guys.


See you next time :)