This is my first time to stay in an apartment during traveling and had wonderful time.
I traveled with five teenagers. The apartment is bigger then what I expected. I will definitely recommend it to my friends due to the following reasons:
1) Location : very convenient .
It only takes 5 minutes from Ikebukuro station East exit ( you can use Seibu department store's elevator) to Sunshine city mall taxi station by taxi ( yen710) and the apartment is just cross the street. It takes 10 minutes walk to the apartment ,from station. You can take express train directly from Narita to Ikebukuro .
2. The Rooms
It is actually a one large rooms which can be separate by sliding door and become two rooms. The beds are big and comfortable, two closets are big enough for 6 people. I like balcony the best, we can enjoy the fresh breeze and warm sunshine every day and dry our towels.. The small kitchen is well equipped with everything you need. You can buy food from two 24 hours convenient stores right outside the building.We cooked breakfast everyday. If you don't want to cook, there is a coffee shop which is just 2 minutes by walking from the apt , with USD8 you can enjoy a nice meal. There are 24 hours coffee shop and restaurant near by apt as well ( walk 5 min) .
The owner Ms Bush is friendly and respons efficiently . She provided pocket wifi to us for free which is very helpful.
3: Sight seeing
There is a beautiful aquarium and a indoor theme park in Sunshine city.
Ikebukuro is one of the main Station, with 15 to 45 minuets you can travel to almost all attractions in Tokyo.
There are big malls within 5 to 10 minutes walking distance:
Three department stores: Seibu , Tobu , Parco.
Others:Sunshine city , Tokyo hands, Beams, uniqulo,American eagle,Big Camera...Games centers and more..
There are lots of restaurants with good quality and very reasonable price near by. Restaurants in sunshine city are pretty good.
Overall we are all satisfied with the apartment and the servie of the owner.
The location and the balcony
Curtain, can't block the light.
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