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We booked a semi double room for two for three nights and it turned out to be tiny which wasn't a surprise in Tokyo. What we really liked was its proximity to the JR Otsuka Station. There were supermarkets and convenience stores around the hotel...More
Drawback: small room
Room stayed: Single room (6m-square, attached bathroom)
Room rate: 3900yen/night (Thu and Fri, stayed for 2 nights without room cleaning service)
Location: 5-10 mins walking distance from JR Otsuka station North Exit (大塚駅北口). Not difficult to locate it. Quite...More
The hotel was very cheap and very conveniently located - about 2-3min walk from Otsuka station. The room I stayed in was tiny but clean and with all the basic amenities. It was a perfect over-night stop-over to stay overnight in Tokyo on the way...More
Ikebukuro is an area of massive development. Several thousand tenants occupy two giant department stores and shopping malls, where all sorts of shopping and gourmet foods can be enjoyed. The 60-story building at the east entrance of the station, Sunshine City, is a landmark within Ikebukuro and features an aquarium, planetarium, theme park as well as an observation platform. The popular name for the western side of
this area is "Otome Road" (Maiden Road) and there are many shops selling products related to anime with a female theme. It has rapidly become the worldwide headquarters for ‘otaku’ or geek culture.