Seibu Railway

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Neighborhood: 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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RayParks
Adelaide, Australia2,743 contributions
Oct 2019
We can see it from Hotel Metropolitan. When we go to Seibu Railway from the hotel, it’s easier to walk through the underground passage to the underground entrance/exit.
Written October 23, 2019
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RayParks
Adelaide, Australia2,743 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
I went to meet my friend at the underground exit of Ikebukuro Station. As it’s in front of a florist, I enjoyed seeing bonsai peach flowers from Nanjin, while waiting for her.
Written March 31, 2019
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Odakyumatt
Ebina, Japan484 contributions
Mar 2019 • Solo
Seibu introduce their newest train that runs from Ikebukuro to Chichibu.. Just an impressive style yet. I actually enjoy chasing this through the mountains.
Written March 16, 2019
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Sarahliu88
Auckland, New Zealand238 contributions
Jan 2019
We used JR Line 山手線 to travel from Tokyo Station to Akihabara (秋葉原), then Akihabara (秋葉原) to Ikebukuro (池袋) in January. As I was confused by their ticket machine and not sure what line would be the right one to take. So I decided to go the ticket counter to buy the tickets. It was not a long queue and I didn't wait long. I was a bit worried because I can't speak Japanese but those staffs all speak good English. Got my tickets easily at Tokyo Station and Akihabara. They also provide travel information at their service centre.

Must take JR Line once if you visit Tokyo, Japan.
Written February 25, 2019
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Jen MonteCarlo
Dammam, Saudi Arabia396 contributions
Aug 2018 • Solo
All Metro Stations were inter connected thereby making the ease of travelling from one location to another.
Written September 17, 2018
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RayParks
Adelaide, Australia2,743 contributions
Mar 2018 • Friends
From the window of my room in Hotel Metropolitan, I could see the Seibu Railway trains coming in and going out.
I went to meet my friend in front of the underground entrance/exit of Seibu Ikebukuro Station. While waiting for her to arrive, a couple of people were asking the station staff to assist them find their friend, as they didn’t realise that there were two more entrance/exit on the ground level.
Written April 9, 2018
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Joy_Sinha
Kolkata (Calcutta), India2,388 contributions
Aug 2017 • Friends
Seibu Railways operates from 2 terminal stations in Tokyo. Seibu Shinjuku and Seibu Ikebukuro. It mainly connects Tokyo with locations in Saitama Prefecture like Chichibu, Tokorozawa, Kawgoe.
There are local, express and rapid services. It also operates the limited express - New Red arrow. The limited express fare is comparably cheap and can be booked in advance. A great way to visit the tourist destinations of Chichibu or Kawagoe.
The railway services are very efficient and economical.
Written March 31, 2018
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Lorne29
Claremont, CA468 contributions
Dec 2017 • Family
This line travels from Ikebukoro to Seibu. There are a number of different trains that make various stops along the way. We stayed nearby the first stop after Ikebukuro, Shiinamachi and it was very convenient since the station is next to a large local shopping area.
Written January 8, 2018
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528956John_C
Gosford, Australia214 contributions
May 2016 • Solo
I had the option of using local trains to get the Ikebukero which would have meant changing at Hanno
My wife booked online and booked me into the second carriage simply because it has a western style Toilet, the only other toilet is situated in the 7th carriage and is a traditional Japanese WC
There are vending machines on the train, the seats are aircraft style and in this case fully reversible
The Guards come through the carriage and utilising iPads check that you are in the right seat
You cant make calls on Japanese trains, its considered impolite to chat on your mobile phone
Red Arrow trains are reserved seats only.
Written July 9, 2016
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PaulandSu
Hua Hin, Thailand575 contributions
Jun 2016 • Couples
We used this to get around Tokyo in conjunction with the subway and we found both very clean and always ran on time. If you intend to use the train frequently then you can buy the Suica card, which is much the same as London's Oyster card.
Written June 29, 2016
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