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I was in the strix hotel from 9-13 of may and from the 19- 24 of may 2007.
I was very pleased to be in this hotel.
The staf was really friendly and helpfull.
I was traveling alone, but the room was big enough for...More
An OK hotel. Friendly staff, clean rooms, transportation-friendly location being only footsteps from Ikebukuro station. Not exactly the best location in tokyo for a tourist though, as Ikebukuro is a major hub for residential traffic and not much else is out there for tourists to...More
Stayed here in November 2003 for 3 nights, busy area but very safe. Staff extremely helpful with a young duty manager (most of whom spoke good english) even volunteering to attend a local pharmacy with me to purchase some medication that was required.
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.