Ikebukuro station

This Brand New Shop in Ikebukuro Gives the Japanese Sweet, Dorayaki, a Western Twist

Have you ever wondered what a Western mix on the traditional Japanese sweet, dorayaki (どら焼き), would be like? Well, wonder no more as a new dorayaki specialty store called DOU (ドウ) is opening at Ikebukuro Station (池袋駅) at the end of May 2017! Dorayaki jp.fotolia.com/ But first, what is dorayaki? Dorayaki is a type of…

Sweeten Up Your Trip to Ikebukuro with These 3 Dessert Shops Within the Station

Ikebukuro (池袋) is one of the main stations of the JR Yamanote Line (山手線). It has been a very popular station for it is in the boundary of Tokyo (東京) and Saitama (埼玉). It also houses Sunshine City – a very popular place for teenagers where you can see J-WORLD, Sunshine Aquarium, and a bunch…

Why are these 3 Animals so Important that they have their own Statues in Tokyo?

Widely known and popularly used as meeting points, statues in Tokyo are seen by many but the story and meaning behind their creation is sometimes lost. While statues of people can somehow still speak for themselves, statues of animals are more often than not unrecognizable. Do you know these famous animal statues? 1. Hachiko (Shibuya)…