Ikebukuro

Tokyo losing another iconic video game arcade as Ikebukuro landmark is closing for good

If you want to tip your hat to Silk Hat, now’s the time.

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New Gengar and Litwick mousse cakes at Pikachu Sweets Cafe look both adorable and delicious

Which one would you choose? 

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Dive into a galaxy of jellyfish with Ikebukuro Sunshine Aquarium’s new Jellyfish Panorama【Photos】

An exhibit so soothing that it can literally put you to sleep.

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Our ladylike, solo visit to the handsome butler cage of Tokyo’s Ikebukuro neighborhood【Photos】

Swallowtail offers not just good-looking guys, but an elegant home away from home.

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We try Tokyo’s new and trendy “smoky ramen” for a fragrant experience 【Photos】

It’s not often we meet a bowl of ramen that leaves us speechless.

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The world’s first Pokémon GO specialty store just opened in Tokyo!【Photos】

Includes special areas to help Pokémon fans from different countries become friends.

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The best Japanese cosplayers from Ikebukuro Halloween Cosplay Fest 2019【Photos】

Find out why Ikebukuro slays Shibuya when it comes to Halloween. 

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Woman in Tokyo gives birth onboard one of Japan’s busiest train lines

Baby arrives just before start of rush hour.

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Combination cat cafe/manga cafe in Tokyo is an awesome place to spend 10 minutes or a whole day

Cat Rest Stop 299 is definitely worth stopping by.

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Like heights? 231-meter (758-foot) skyscraper in Tokyo opens a zipline course on its roof

Zipline of the Heavens promises to be hell on earth for anyone with a fear of heights.

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Evangelion Bar reopens in Tokyo for its second impact of drinking and dining

Newly added “Angel Hour” service gets you a discount on drinks such as L.C.L. and the Ayanam Rei Soda cocktail.

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Man in Tokyo slices own stomach with knife near one of the city’s busiest train stations

Police officers arrive to find man collapsed and bleeding.

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Roland, King of the Hosts, has his own museum exhibition now, shows off hostdom and catchphrases

Fans of Roland will not want to miss this. 

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We try a pay-to-use premium Japanese toilet at Ikebukuro train station in Tokyo

With so many clean free-to-use toilets in Japan, we had to find out why you would pay to use one.

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The beautiful, awesome cosplayers of Tokyo’s OTHER Halloween hot spot: Ikebukuro

While the Shibuya celebration is as much about getting drunk with friends as it is anything else, in Ikebukuro it’s the costumes that take center stage.

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Posters of SoraNews24 ace reporter Mr. Sato appear in one of Tokyo’s busiest train stations【Pics】

Mr. Sato isn’t a doctor, but he plays one in these posters.

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“Horror Aquarium” opens this autumn in Sunshine City, Tokyo

Experience a new breed of terror this autumn, but don’t tap on the glass! It’ll scare the fish.

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Awesome Tokyo restaurant caps diners’ dinner price, and after that anything you order is free!

This Ikebukuro izakaya just gave us an 8,000-yen discount, and they’ll happily do the same for you.

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Pretend you’re Sony or Nintendo as you devour Sega with Tokyo’s new Sega Logo-yaki sweet

Video game company’s iconic logo serves as motif for new treat from maker of edible Magikarp Pokémon.

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Samurai trash collectors clean streets of Tokyo in dramatic fashion 【Videos】

If you dare to litter in Tokyo, you’d better watch out, because there’s a team of fearsome samurai warriors ready to admonish you.

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