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This hotel was recommended by a Japanese friend for its value, and location. The rooms are small but not bad for Japan. The restaurant serves an excellent buffet breakfast and there are plenty of restaurants near by. The cost is much less than Tokyo in...More
My review comes from my point of view so I will introduce a few things I look for in a hotel. Cleanliness, comfort, and practicality.
I am not the person who will splurge on a hotel room. I see hotels as a place to sleep,...More
The Metropolitan is in a great location, on the subway and the JR line at Ikebukuro. The staff in the hotel were really helpful and lots of them spoke English. The room was small, but totally normal by Japanese standards. There was a free LAN...More
This hotel is great value for money. The staff were superb, nothing was too much trouble.
The hotel is located right next to the Ikebukuro train station so everything is easily accessible. The views from the bar and restaurant are superb i.e. Mt Fuju!
This hotel was spotless, staff speaks English, the internet (LAN) in room was fast and free but the TV was Japanese only. Normally this is not a big requirement! BUT we were there during the earthquake and had no idea what they are saying on...More
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.