Ikebukuro is one of Tokyo’s most popular entertainment districts. It is home to shopping centres such as Tobu, Seibu, and the incredibly popular Sunshine City complex. There, you’ll find multiple stores selling clothing, electronics, and more. This area also has the famous Sunshine City Aquarium and a cinema. Ikebukuro buzzes with activity in the day and comes alive at night with its countless restaurants, karaoke bars, and izakaya pubs.
Ikebukuro is also a haven for “otaku” fans of Japanese animation and comics. Sunshine City complex is home to the biggest Pokemon Centre in Japan, and along the streets of this great district, you’ll find stores selling manga and anime related merchandise such as Animate and Melonbooks. You’ll also find many charming anime-themed restaurants and cafes such as the Tokyo Ghoul Cafe and Animate Kitchen Car. Talented cosplay fans hang out at the nearby Naka-Ikebukuro Park, a pleasant little area where you can sit and relax after a day of shopping.
With multiple restaurants, an anime and manga haven to rival even Akihabara, endless shopping opportunities, and fantastic nightlife, Ikebukuro is a fantastic place to stay for those looking to experience one of Tokyo’s coolest districts. If you’re looking for a cool place to hang out in Tokyo and would like to stay amidst the action and be within a stone’s throw of amazing shopping districts, then check out these hotels in Ikebukuro suitable for a variety of budgets.
This hotel is a five-minute walk from Ikebukuro Station and it provides free Wifi in all areas. Breakfast is included in the price. These cosy rooms are ideal for people travelling in groups and include a private bathroom, a flat-screen TV, fridge, and air conditioning. Free luggage storage is provided on request and guests are welcome to use the coin-operated laundry services. Sunshine 60 Observatory is a fifteen-minute walk from here.
Keio Press Inn is a trusted branch in Japan and their hotel in Ikebukuro has free breakfast, free Wifi, and is located close to the station. Seven minutes away by foot is the popular Yamada Denki electronic gadgets store. There is a 24-hour front desk with free luggage storage, coin-operated laundry, and drinks vending machines in the lobby. All rooms have a TV and air conditioning.
Close to Ikebukuro Station is the Super Hotel JR Ikebukuro Nishiguchi, which means west exit. With free Wifi, an electric kettle and TV in each room, free toiletries and extra bedding available, it’s a great choice for those who would like a comfortable stay in Ikebukuro. Japanese and western style meals are served for breakfast and there is an option to use the free luggage storage services. Sunshine City is a 17-minute walk from the hotel.
This modern hotel is just around the corner from both Ikebukuro train station and Ikebukuro East Exit bus terminal. The rooms have air conditioning and heating, a TV, and an en-suite bathroom. Massage services are available upon request and there are three different dining options including sushi and a western-style buffet. Luggage storage and free wifi are also provided.
APA’s business-style hotels can be found all over the country and the one in Ikebukuro is a four-minute walk from the station. The modern rooms have free wifi, a TV, a hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities, and coin-operated laundrettes. You can get a massage or grab a bite to eat at the on-site Gin-Yuba restaurant for breakfast or lunch.
Four minutes from Ikebukuro Station is the Ikebukuro Royal Hotel. This classy hotel serves breakfast and has coin laundry services for its guests. There is a 24-hour sauna and guests can request a special massage service. There is also a traditional-style hot spring and the cosy rooms have a TV, internet, slippers, and toiletries.
Ikebukuro Royal Hotel website *Japanese only
Hotel Sun City Ikebukuro is easy access from the station and has compact yet classy rooms available in several types. Free wifi is available and rooms have a desk, TV, and bathroom with a bathtub and shower. Special discounts are available in certain rooms.
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Just a few minutes’ walk from Ikebukuro Station is the Toyoko Inn, a trusted branch that has clean and affordable hotels all over Japan. The compact rooms have a flat-screen TV, free Wifi, a coin laundrette, a fridge, desk, and free breakfast. Nearby are the Tobu Department Store and the Sunshine 60 building. This is an excellent place to stay if you’re looking for somewhere simple that’s central and close to everything you’ll need in Ikebukuro.
All rooms at this hotel have a TV, air conditioner, toiletries, tea set, refrigerator, slippers, and LAN internet. Shampoo, cosmetics, and household appliances are also available for free at the front desk. Upon arrival, you’ll receive a welcome drink and you’re also welcome to a morning and evening newspaper.
There’s a special plan if you’re travelling alone where you can stay for one night for just 1000 yen. Check out their site for more information.
Ark Hotel Tokyo is less than a kilometre away from Ikebukuro Station and is a modern establishment with free internet and a Japanese and western buffet for breakfast. The hotel was renovated in 2014 and all rooms have heating and air-conditioning, a fridge, tea making facilities, a bathtub, and a TV. 24-hour luggage storage and a coin laundrette is also available.
This hotel offers free wifi throughout the hotel and it’s possible to request a shiatsu massage. All rooms have a TV, fridge, provided nightgown and slippers, and tea making facilities. Just an eight-minute walk from Ikebukuro Station and a three-minute walk from Sunshine City, Hotel Wing International is another great choice.
This Korean-style hotel is a ten-minute walk from Ikebukuro Station and it offers free internet and Korean dining to its guests. All guestrooms have a TV and air conditioning and the shared shower room comes with toiletries and a hairdryer. This hotel is ideal for people who have already experienced Japanese-style accommodation and are looking for something a little different.
Hotel New Star is ideal for those looking for a simple yet comfortable stay. All rooms have slippers, toiletries, and a fridge. There is free wired internet, a TV, and air conditioning. Rental PCs are offered at the 24-hour front desk and there is a coin laundrette for guests’ use. The nearby restaurant, Saint Paulia, serves meals for breakfast and lunch.
Hotel Tetora has high-speed wifi and all rooms have a kettle, a hairdryer, slippers, toiletries, and a TV. The front desk is 24-hours and nearby you’ll find the Sunshine 60 Observatory. This hotel is small but very clean and with friendly staff.
Hotel Amethyst, which has been open since April 2016, offers its guests a stylish stay that includes a powder room for women as well as rooms with slippers, cosmetics, and toiletries. What’s special about this hotel is that you can pay to stay for just a few hours if you’d like, making it an ideal place to nap and freshen up as well as to stay.
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Hotel Ohedo is ten minutes from Ikebukuro Station by foot and offers free wifi. All rooms have a TV, fridge, kettle and green teabags, nightwear, a toothbrush, and hairdryer. A coin-operated laundrette and dry cleaning services are available on site and there are options to have a massage. Luggage storage and photocopying services are also available.
Capsule hotels are known for being an affordable option featuring a small, box-like room and public facilities. They’re primarily used by businessmen who missed the last train home but recently they are becoming more popular for tourists. The Capsule Hotel Oasis is an affordable stay that includes a hot spring, sauna, massage services, and nearby restaurants and bars.
Both western and Japanese-style rooms are offered here and the hotel is an eight-minute walk from Ikebukuro Station. It has free wifi, laundry facilities, and the friendly, English-speaking staff will help you find car rentals and local tours. Free coffee is available in the lobby and all rooms have air conditioning and heating, a TV, slippers, and toiletries.
Hotel Urban’s concept is “home” and is decorated in European style. It is located very close to Ikebukuro Station and is nestled between the Fine Arts Theatre and Rikkyo University. There are several kinds of rooms available including “Lady Lady” in a feminine style and the deluxe single. This stylish hotel boasts larger baths than most Japanese hotels where you can comfortably stretch out your legs.
This hotel has free wifi throughout the hotel and each room has a TV and private bathroom. A kettle, coffee cups, a hairdryer, and shampoo can be requested at check-in. Hatoya offers luggage storage services and nearby are convenience stores and a supermarket.
This hotel is more like a small apartment with a washing machine and microwave included in your private room. It’s just a four-minute walk from Ikebukuro Station and the rooms also have a TV, a small fridge, an electric kettle, and free wifi.
The 24-hour luggage desk offers free storage and a western buffet is served on the ground floor between 7:00am and 9:30am. Popular shopping centres are a few minutes’ walk from the hotel.
This highly-rated hotel in Ikebukuro is located right next to the station and has free wired and wireless internet throughout the property. Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo has a spa, a gym, a pool, and nine restaurants featuring Japanese, Chinese, and European cuisines. All rooms have tea-making facilities and a TV.
Hotel Resol Ikebukuro offers massage services and has a restaurant and free wifi. All rooms have air conditioning and heating facilities, a humidifier, a TV, tea set, and toiletries. The restaurant, Il Chianti EST, serves Italian buffet dishes for breakfast and luggage storage can be accessed at the 24-hour reception desk. Dry cleaning services are also available.
A ryokan is a traditional Japanese inn and at Kimi, you can experience staying at a Japanese-style hotel with modern facilities such as free wifi, a TV, fridge, microwave, and a coin-operated laundrymat. The traditional hotel rooms have tatami flooring and futon beds, giving you an authentic feel. For a Japanese-style stay but equipped with all the modern necessities, choose Kimi Ryokan. Keep in mind this hotel is completely smoking-free.
Three minutes from the train station is the b Ikebukuro. It has free internet, a deluxe multi-head shower, a laundry room, and massage services. All rooms have tea making facilities, air conditioning, a TV, and a fridge. Ten minutes away is Sunshine City, perfect for those who love shopping. You can grab a free coffee or use the rentable PC in the lobby.
Centurion is also a highly-rated hotel for its location and facilities. Free wifi is available throughout the hotel, which is a three-minute walk from the station, and each room has a hairdryer, fridge, telephone, and TV. Luggage storage is available, massages can be requested, and you can get to Sunshine 60 Observatory in around five minutes.
This friendly hotel with English-speaking staff has a 24-hour cafe which serves a light breakfast buffet. Free wifi is also available and there is a choice between private rooms with a TV, fridge, and private bathroom, or dormitory-style rooms with bunkbeds.
There is a shared kitchen if you’d like to prepare your own meals and irons and hairdryers can be borrowed from the 24-hour front desk. Sakura Hotel is located five minutes from Ikebukuro Station.
Another favourite in Tokyo is Hotel Mystays. Rooms have internet and a free kitchenette with a microwave, sink, and fridge, and bedrooms have a TV with on-demand movies and air conditioning. Mystays is located half a kilometre from Otsuka Station and has coin-operated laundry services.
Hotel Grand City offers a buffet breakfast and is five minutes away from Ikebukuro Station. The pleasant rooms include free internet, fridge, and a TV. The Sunshine 60 Building is a five-minute walk from the hotel and coin-operated laundry machines are available to use.
Sunshine City Prince is located inside the Sunshine City complex, half a kilometre from Ikebukuro Station. This stylish accommodation features a TV, desk and electric kettle in each room as well as toiletries and a yukata robe free for your use. Several on-site restaurants serve Japanese, Chinese, and buffet meals. Thai massages and body treatments are also available.
With these 30 hotels located within walking distance of Ikebukuro Station and surrounded by shops, bars, and restaurants, you’re no doubt spoilt for choice when it comes to finding somewhere to stay in this vibrant district. The hotel or ryokan is a big part of your trip and it’s important to choose wisely according to your needs. Have a great time in Tokyo!