Sunroute Ikebukuro

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

1-39-4 Higashiikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo Prefecture, 170-0013, Japan
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The fabulous Holiday Inn...

by Krystynn

The fabulous Holiday Inn Metropolitan Hotel here in Ikebukuro. And that's me hanging out at the beautifully decorated-with-Christmas-tree-and-lightings lobby. With this kind of ambience, everyone seems to be in some celebratory mood or other! Perfect.

The restaurant right on the...

by Krystynn

The restaurant right on the topmost floor of the Holiday Inn Metropolitan Hotel in Ikebukuro.

We had our American buffet breakfast there and it was FABULOUS!!!! Hence, this recommendation of mine.

P.S. I'm also not a 'morning person'. Sigh. So I usually appear as if I'm in a daze or something (and I really am!) in most of these pics taken BEFORE 10AM. :-))))

Tokyo Tip

by Krystynn

Here's a look at a street in Ikebukuro where we stayed in. The streets are soooo clean... almost spotless! On one of the nights, while strolling along Ikebukuro, we spotted a Japanese film crew filming an action-packed TV serial.

I was sooooo tempted to throw myself in front of the camera... I'm contented even with a cameo role!! ;-)


The young groomThe young groom

Banners leading to the Myogon Temple HattouBanners leading to the Myogon Temple Hattou


The ringleader's grave, complete with boozeThe ringleader's grave, complete with booze

Forum Posts

bluewave inn hotel

by catleachua

Hi, my family and I are going to tokyo this december, plan to book bluewave inn asakusa hotel because it says in its reviews that its near asakusa train station, does anybody here knows how really near it is to the train station?, any information about this hotel and its surrounding place will be highly appreciated. Thank you

Re: bluewave inn hotel

by Fugu

dont know this hotel, but you could perhaps find a better location.
for example, good hotels would be (near important JR stations):

- annex katsutaro ryokan which is near nippori station so only 40-50 min from narita (and 2-3 min from ueno station, you can also walk to ueno park)
- hotel B ikebukuro, near ikebukuro station

Re: bluewave inn hotel

by Bilimari

Hi, Bluewave Inn is a chain hotel brand owned by Orix. They usually get good reviews. I've stayed at Bluewave Inn in Osaka. Room was small (typical Japanese hotel size) room, but clean, and I didn't have any problems.
Bluewave Inn Asakusa is 5 min walk from Asakusa train station. To Asakusa train station, it takes 5 min from Ueno via Ginza line.
Here's the information of the hotel in English.
Click "Restaurants, building information and map" tab for the access information from airports and the hotel area map.

Re: bluewave inn hotel

by catleachua

thank you!

Re: bluewave inn hotel

by dru46

The information on the website is pretty good. I'd say the same, 5-10 min from the station. Just avoid going down to the temple with luggage and you'll be fine.

In terms of convenience, it isn't that convenient. You are at the end of the Ginza line, but to get around, it's the best Metro line around. Direct access to Ueno, Tokyo, Ginza, Akasaka, Omotesando, and Shibuya. Easy to transfer to the Marunouchi to get to Shinjuku, and the Ginza line stops close to Akihabara. The only problem is that going from one end to the other takes a bit of time, but it's not too bad. Some areas will be harder to access, but plan ahead and you're fine.

In terms of things around the station, the biggest landmark is Sensoji Temple along with the Nakamise shopping street. They are your typical tourist landmarks, but if you want to see something more "Tokyo", it's a short hop over to the Sumida River. There is a nice walking path going both north and south. The focal point is the Asahi Breweries buildings. You can't miss them. One is designed to look like a pint of beer, the other like a black pot with... poo on top. The history of the poo is interesting though. Head south if you want to see Ryogoku, but the walk is a bit far, but on a nice day, it's fun. If you walk east for 20 minutes, you'll reach Tokyo Sky Tree, but it isn't finished yet. Pictures from the river itself is more than enough.

Re: bluewave inn hotel

by catleachua

thank you so much these informations will help us a lot.....we are excited to see tokyo!

Travel Tips for Tokyo


by angelochka

Bunraku is traditional japanese puppet theatre, but it's not for children,as it major's themes are love and revenge,sacrifice and suiside. Many dramas now adopted for kabuku were first written for Bunraku. Very unusual to watch because the puppeteers are on stage with their puppets, they are dressed in black and when you are absorbed by what's happening on stage you are not noticing them anymore.. Interesting fact-there are 3 men directing 1 puppet: 1st is responsible for puppet's head's movements, for face's experession and for the right arm and hand; 2nd operates puppet's left arm and hand and 3rd moves the legs. The narrator is a very important figure in performance and he's accompanied by shamisen, japanese traditional three-stringed instrument. Unfortunately i wasnt enough fortunate to watch Bunraku (was watching only Kabuki), but i got the idea of it from the movie "Dolls", first 15min of the movie we can admire Bunraku theatre. I have to say after my experience some people find it boring..and they stop watching the movie thinking last 90 min will be also about Bunraku..:)

Hot Towels for Washing Before Meal

by Breen

Don't be surprised if you receive a hot towel before being served, this is to be expected. Just whipe your hands with the towel, it is meant to clean your hands before the meal, however, most restaurents understand that many do not know what the towels are for and surely won't be offended.


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 Sunroute Ikebukuro

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The B Ikebukuro Hotel Toshima

Address: 1-39-4 Higashiikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo Prefecture, 170-0013, Japan