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Namjatown

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Address: 3-1-3, Higashi-ikebukuro | 2F Sunshine City World Import Mart, Toshima 170-0013, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-5950-0765
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Not the Ice Cream City you've seen on TV or YouTube!

Back in 2013, Namjatown saw some major renovations which included a serious down-scaling of Ice Cream City. No longer is it walls of freezers surrounding you with bizarre ice... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 17, 2015
Jeremy2112
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Osaka, Japan

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28 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Made a special trip to visit Ice Cream City. Searched all over the Sunshine City shopping complex to find it. Finally realized it was not a stand alone store, but located inside of Namjatown, an anime indoor theme park. Unfortunately the older reviews on here popped up first and it was until this point we saw the newer ones. Namjatown... More 

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Thank Dan S
Osaka, Japan
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Back in 2013, Namjatown saw some major renovations which included a serious down-scaling of Ice Cream City. No longer is it walls of freezers surrounding you with bizarre ice creams flavored with everything from sea life to reptiles.. Now it's just a small little corner shop with maybe 2 dozen or so flavors. Some of the originals are still there... More 

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2 Thank Jeremy2112
Raleigh, North Carolina
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55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

From what I can tell this is mainly designed for young children. If you like to eat themed food designed after various anime/cartoon characters or concepts then you'll probably like it too. Whether you decide to eat before hand may vary on how much you enjoy the food. I think it's meant to be eaten from various shops, which could... More 

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Thank wondot0
Singapore, Singapore
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31 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Cheap entry tickets but nothing much to do if you're not playing game (in Japanese only) or dining within theme park. Only photo opportunity during my visit, its actually my 2nd time at Sunshine City but first for NamjaTown after nagging my sister on wanting some gyoza(but we didn't had any) J-World is nearby and recommend which we had our... More 

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Thank SapphireJuan
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

We visited primarily for the ice cream place and weren't disappointed! It was cheap to get in and there was a lot to see, having spent time before namjatown elsewhere and with a plan for after we didn't really spend any length of time exploring interactive experiences. That said there were clear sections throughout with lots of bizarre oddities that... More 

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Thank 4ndromed4
New York City, New York
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68 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We saw a feature on Tokyo Eye about the gyoza stadium in Namjatown and, because my family enjoys gyoza (also known as dumplings or pot stickers) we decided that we had to find a way to get to Ikebukero to see Namjatown. I also heard about an interesting ice cream shop in the area, which was an added plus. Namjatown... More 

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2 Thank chg411
Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

I went for first time in Namjatown and it is the place with small attraction of Anime characters Namja but for my opinion it is more focus for kids, families. Also there are Youkai watch to enjoy for them. For adult people I can recommend J-world Tokyo, that is on the upper floor of the same building :)

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1 Thank hartkenta
Barcelona, Spain
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31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

A shame of "amusement park", you gotta pay to get in and then you gotta pay for every single attraction, the free ones are extremely poor, the food is awful (the worst ginza I've ever tasted). Shame on Lonely Planet for having this place as a recommended one. It's expensive, difficult to arrive by public transport, the food is horrible... More 

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Thank Andres N
Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I went here on my own. Seemed very touristy. It'd be great for a family with kids who want to play all the video games and have a meal, but I didn't get much out of it myself.

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1 Thank Tricia S
Madrid, Spain
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

Despite of their English map, English guide, English ticket machine...inside the park, everything is in Japanese. Not gaijin friendly, sadly. I went there hoping to let out my inner child and after we pay the entrance, we weren't able to play because we couldn't understand a thing.

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Ikebukuro
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.
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