There are two major consumer electronics retailer chains,Yamada-Denki Co., Ltd and Bic Camera Inc at Ikebukuro..
The ｃashier issue a card, we have called point card, so we can accumulate points based on purchase price by presenting to them. The accumulated points can be used as a substitute for cash when the next adjustment.
Have you ever thought about why Ikebukuro is called Ikebukuro???
This question has come to my mind during the first time I arrived here
The kanji for Ikebukuro literally means 池：pond 袋：bag.
Well, if I found this bag in the pond, i would be very excited! haha
After doing some research, it seems that there are several origins of the name of the place.
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 were 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.
I am not sure which one is correct, but I'm sure that there are Vitton bags everywhere in Ikebukuro.........'s department stores! hahaha
Have you also seen a statue of an owl in the station?
It's name is Ikefukuroh(pond owl), which is a cold joke...(￣▽￣;)
Posted by: victor (November 18, 2010 5:57 PM) | Permalink
Good news for those who like clothes.
One of the most famous shopping buildings in Tokyo, Lumine, will open a new branch near Ikebukuro station on April 1st.
(This is Shinjuku Lumine)
↑Check out their website. Isn't it so cool?
I still don't know what shops will be in Ikebukuro Lumine.
But they always have good shops, restaurants and movie theatesr. I hope you will like their selection.
I'll let you know when they have more information about it.
I am sure Lumine Ikebukuro makes your shopping more fun!!
Enjoy your shopping at Ikebukuro.
Uniqlo sells heat-tech items.
It is very warm. Heat tech is the technology for keeping warm by steam from the body who wear heat-tech items.
They have several different items; jeans, long-sleeves, underwear, sox and so on.
Uniqlo is famous in some countries, not only in Japan.
We have one in Ikebukuro OIOI building where 5min walking from our hotel.
It was just opened in this fall. The floor is large and they have many different items.
Also, I have good news about uniqlo.
They starts special sale from Nov 21st, at 6AM!! Unfortunately, Uniqlo in OIOI building branch will not join this sale. But Uniqlo in Ikebukuro eastside branch, where 15min walking from Ikebukuro station, will join the sale!
You can not wake up?
We will wake you up if you stay with us.
Looking forward to your reservation ☆