Today we take a look at Ikebukuro – a commercial and entertainement district filled with shops, restaurants, large department store and indoor theme parks like J-World (by Weekly Shonen Jump) and Namja Town (by video game company Namco).
There is also a street called Otome Road (some called Fujoshi street) in Ikebukuro which has tons of with otaku shops for the ladies like K-books, animate and some maid cafes too.
^This is Sunshine 60 Street. Here you can find a load of shops, restaurants and is alive with a vibrant young buzz.
Most of the shops are located at Sunshine street. Head to the east exit of Ikebukuro station which is on the JR Yamanote line.
Also paid a visit to the Kit Kat store at Seibu department store in Ikebukuro.
Chandeliers made of Kit Kats!
^Retro Kit Kats, looks like they haven’t been making much changes to its packaging design.
^Kit Kat with Chili and Sakura green tea flavor. I like the chili flavor ones ^^
^Someone bought a whole bunch of chili Kit Kats @.@
^Wandering around the food & snacks corner of Seibu department store before heading off to Sunshine street.
^Walking around the lively Sunshine street.
^Can’t stress enough that Japanese plastic food look so good.
^Went for an okonomiyaki meal for lunch at Sunshine Department store.
^Video game company Namco’s Namja Town – an indoor theme park located in Sunshine department store.
^J-World by the publishers of Weekly Shonen Jump is also another indoor theme park in Sunshine department store, located just one floor above Namco Namja Town.
^Visited Otome road/Fojushi street to take a look at all the otaku shops for the ladies ^^;