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Ikebukuro (池袋), a part of Toshima ward, is a large commercial and entertainment district of Tokyo, Japan. It is the location of the Toshima ward offices, Ikebukuro station and several extremely large department stores. It is located at 35°43′48″N, 139°42′40″E. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2592x1944, 2217 KB) Ikebukuro, Tokyo, Japan Copyright © 2005 David Monniaux File links The following pages link to this file: Ikebukuro Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create or digitize it. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2592x1944, 2217 KB) Ikebukuro, Tokyo, Japan Copyright © 2005 David Monniaux File links The following pages link to this file: Ikebukuro Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create or digitize it. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2592x1944, 2148 KB) Ikebukuro, Tokyo, Japan Copyright © 2005 David Monniaux File links The following pages link to this file: Ikebukuro Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create or digitize it. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2592x1944, 2148 KB) Ikebukuro, Tokyo, Japan Copyright © 2005 David Monniaux File links The following pages link to this file: Ikebukuro Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create or digitize it. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2592x1728, 2070 KB) Ikebukuro, Tokyo, Japan Copyright © 2003 David Monniaux File links The following pages link to this file: Toshima, Tokyo (ward) Ikebukuro Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create or... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2592x1728, 2070 KB) Ikebukuro, Tokyo, Japan Copyright © 2003 David Monniaux File links The following pages link to this file: Toshima, Tokyo (ward) Ikebukuro Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create or... Toshima (豊島区; -ku) is a special ward located in Tokyo, Japan. ... Tokyo , literally eastern capital) is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan. ... Ikebukuro Station (池袋駅 Ikebukuro-eki) is Tokyos second-busiest train station, after Shinjuku Station. ...


At the center of Ikebukuro is the train and subway station, a huge urban gathering shared by Japan Railways, the Seibu Ikebukuro Line and the Tojo Main Line. It is one of the main commuter hubs in the Yamanote area of western Tokyo. Ikebukuro Station is the busiest subway station in Japan and the second busiest railway station overall, second only to Shinjuku Station. Approximately one million people pass through the station each day. Japan Railway, more commonly called JR, is a collective term for the privatized descendants of the former Japanese National Railways, formed when JNR was divided into seven parts on April 1, 1987. ... Ikebukuro Station Hanno Station Hanno Station Agano Station Seibu Ikebukuro Line or Seibu Ikebukuro-sen (Japanese:西武池袋線) is one of commuting railway routes in Tokyo, Japan, heads from Tokyo for the northwest. ... The Tojo Main Line (東上本線, Tōjō Honsen) is a 75. ... Ikebukuro Station (池袋駅 Ikebukuro-eki) is Tokyos second-busiest train station, after Shinjuku Station. ... Metro is: a general term, synonymous with rapid transit, subway or underground, for an urban underground rail public transit system (see list of rapid transit systems); any of several specific public transport systems, including: Bi-State Development Agency in Missouri and Illinois, d/b/a Metro since 2003 Buffalo Metro... South side of Shinjuku Station at night ÅŒedo Line ÅŒedo Line Ticket gates on the ÅŒedo Line A northbound Saikyo Line train bound for Kawagoe takes on passengers at Shinjuku Station. ...


Around the station are the Seibu and Tōbu department stores. East of the station, on the site of Sugamo Prison, stands Sunshine 60, which was Tokyo's tallest building at the time of its construction. Marui and Mitsukoshi also have department stores in the area. The prinicpal electronics retailer in Ikebukuro is Bic Camera. Seibu may refer to: Seibu Railway Seibu Department Stores This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Tobu Railway (東武鉄道) is a commuter railway company in the Greater Tokyo Area of Japan as well as an intercity and regional operator. ... Interior of a typical Macys department store. ... Sugamo Prison (巣鴨拘置所) was built in the 1920s for political prisoners, using the prisons of Europe as a model. ... Sunshine 60 Sunshine 60 is 60-story building in east Ikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo, Japan, situated at the end of Sunshine shopping street. ... Marui Co. ... The Mitsukoshi Department Store in the Nihombashi section of Tokyo Utagawa Hiroshige printed a Ukiyoe, in which Mt. ...


The old village of Ikebukuro stood to the northwest of the station. Most of the area on which modern Ikebukuro is built was historically known as Sugamo. In the Taishō and Shōwa periods, the relatively low land prices attracted artists and foreign workers, who lent a somewhat cosmopolitan atmosphere to Ikebukuro. Sugamo Prison (巣鴨拘置所) was built in the 1920s for political prisoners, using the prisons of Europe as a model. ... History of Japan Paleolithic Jomon Yayoi Yamato period ---Kofun period ---Asuka period Nara period Heian period Kamakura period Muromachi period Azuchi-Momoyama period ---Nanban period Edo period Meiji period Taisho period Showa period ---Japanese expansionism ---Occupied Japan ---Post-Occupation Japan Heisei The Taisho period (大正 Taishō, lit. ... Shōwa is the name of several places, times, people and things in Japan. ...


The kanji for Ikebukuro literally mean pond bag. Outside the west exit of Ikebukuro station near an entrance to the Yurakucho New Line is a small plaque explaining three origins of the name Ikebukuro. The first is that in the northeastern part of the village there was a lake shaped like someone holding a bag. The second is that there was once a large number of lakes in the area of various sizes (thus implying a bag full of lakes). The third is that long ago a turtle came out of the lake carrying a bag on its back. Japanese writing Kanji 漢字 Kana 仮名 Hiragana 平仮名 Katakana 片仮名 Manyogana 万葉仮名 Uses Furigana 振り仮名 Okurigana 送り仮名 Rōmaji ローマ字 Kanji (Japanese: ) are the Chinese characters that are used in the modern Japanese logographic writing system along with hiragana (平仮名), katakana (片仮名), arabic numerals, and the Roman alphabet. ...


There is a small statue of an owl located near the center of the city called Ikefukurō-zō (いけふくろう像), meaning lake owl statue. It may be a hint of the true origin of the name given to Ikebukuro, but it was more likely constructed as nothing more than a joke, a play on words and as a point of interest by the city administration. Perhaps because of this, the owl statue has become a famous meeting place along the lines of the statue of Hachiko located outside of Shibuya Station. The statue of Hachiko is a favorite meeting spot in Tokyo. ... Shibuya station platform The statue of Hachiko is a famous meeting place. ...


The area which was once called Ikebukuro-mura (池袋村) became known simply as Ikebukuro in the 7th year of the Showa Period, 1932. Shōwa is the name of several places, times, people and things in Japan. ...


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Encyclopedia: Ikebukuro (1344 words)
Ikebukuro Station Hanno Station Hanno Station Agano Station Agano Station Seibu Ikebukuro Line or Seibu Ikebukuro-sen (ja:西武池袋線) is one of commuting railway routes in Tokyo, Japan, heads from Tokyo for the northwest.
Outside the west exit of Ikebukuro station near an entrance to the Yurakucho New Line is a small plaque explaining three origins of the name Ikebukuro.
Ikebukuro Station (池袋駅; Ikebukuro-eki) is Tokyo 's second-busiest train station, after Shinjuku Station.
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