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Trendy Fashion Pieces and Merchandise for Fans! Top 5 Shopping Spots in Ikebukuro

Ikebukuro is one of the three major subcenters of the Yamanote area, together with Shinjuku and Shibuya, and it is filled with famous shopping spots. Below are some of the most recommended shopping facilities in Ikebukuro.

1. Sunshine City Ikebukuro

Sunshine City Ikebukuro is a famous commercial complex that boasts approximately 30 million visitors per annum. It houses an aquarium, theme park, and various other facilities, as well as two kinds of shopping centers. One such shopping center is Alpa, which has about 180 specialized stores inside. It has many kinds of stores, including shops selling fast fashion brands that are famous among young people, and the Pokemon Center Mega Tokyo that is overflowing with Pokemon merchandise. Meanwhile, ALTA is home to a wide array of shops, such as stores that sell shoes and miscellaneous goods. However, it mainly centers on casual fashion stores.

Foreign language explanations and signs available (English)
Foreign language pamphlets available (English, traditional and simplified Chinese, and Korean)
Duty-free shops available
Foreign exchange service available
Accepts China UnionPay, DISCOVER, and other credit cards

1. Sunshine City Ikebukuro

3-1 Higashi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo

2. Animate Ikebukuro Flagship Store

Next up is Animate Ikebukuro Flagship Store, which is Japan’s largest anime, comics, and game specialty shop that has more than 100 branches nationwide. Inside this nine-story building, you will find massive collections of the latest comic books, character merchandise, toy figures, and trading cards, as well as anime goods that are only available here, games, DVDs, and various other software. They also have plenty of cosplay (costumes) and goods.

Accepts China UnionPay and other credit cards

※Photo shows Animate Sunshine Shop

2. Animate Ikebukuro Flagship Store

1-20-7 Higashi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo

3. LUMINE Ikebukuro

LUMINE is a famous shopping center that mainly operates in the Kanto region, such as Tokyo. If you come here, you will be able to see and experience the latest trends that represent Japan. With select shops such as BEAMS and popular brands such as snidel, it offers an extensive list of shops for ladies and men’s fashion. Furthermore, it has a long and varied list of shops, from cosmetics, shoes and bags, up to lingerie.

Duty-free shops available
Accepts China UnionPay and other credit cards

3. LUMINE Ikebukuro

1-11-1 Nishi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo

4. Don Quijote Ikebukuro Higashiguchi Ekimae Shop

Don Quijote, which is massively popular among Japanese people and tourists alike, has a shop in Ikebukuro, too! Open 24 hours a day all throughout the year, it offers everything from branded goods to medicine, cosmetics, alcohol, and cigarettes. The secret behind its success is its low prices.

Foreign language explanations, signs, and public address system available
Foreign language-speaking staff available
Call center and welcome desk services available (English, Chinese, Korean, and Thai)
Duty-free shops available
Accepts China UnionPay and other credit cards

※Photo shows another branch

4. Don Quijote Ikebukuro Higashiguchi Ekimae Shop

1-22-5 Minami Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo

5. Ikebukuro Shopping Park

Ikebukuro Shopping Park is a shopping complex that is sprawled across the underground east exit, which is a minute’s walk from JR Ikebukuro Station. It has a wide array of shops, from fashion stores to cafes. It also houses DHC-managed shops, Matsumoto Kiyoshi (drug store), and other cosmetics and drug stores. It also has stores that carry accessories, glasses, shoes, watches, and another miscellaneous goods.

Foreign language phone interpretation services available (English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, and Portuguese)
Duty-free shops available
Currency exchange machines available

5. Ikebukuro Shopping Park

1-29-1 Minami Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo

Ikebukuro is a major junction where many trains pass, such as multiple JR and Tokyo Metro lines, as well as Tobu Railway and Seibu Railway services. Its convenient location is also one of its major appeals.

*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.

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