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Ikebukuro in the Summer

Posted by Danny Choo On Sat 2012/07/28 13:02 JST In Places to visit in Japan
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In the past few weeks we've taken a look at Akihabara in the Summer, Shinjuku in the Summer and today we take a look at the Ikebukuro area - in the Summer! And Summer means Yukata time which is what these lovely ladies are wearing.

During this season, you can see many ladies out n about on the streets and public transport in traditional Yukata. Some lads would wear Yukata too but numbers are lower than the ladies.

This is Sunshine 60 Street where you can find a load of shops, restaurants and is alive with a vibrant young buzz.
Most of the stuff to be seen is on the East Exit side of Ikebukuro station which is on the JR Yamanote line.

There are quite a few otaku/anime shops in the Ikebukuro area too.

Rurouni Kenshin becomes live action.

ABC-Mart - the place to get your shoes for cheap.

Games for girls.

How many of these on your want list?

That looked like "Crazy Creeps" at first sight^^

Our vending machines is being colorful.

Looks like I'm doing more Vocaloid related work with Crypton later this year.

Traditional Japanese festival game called "Super Ball" where folks try to scoop up as many balls as they can with with looks like an ice-cream cone - the cone gets wet and soggy and after a while unusable.

The 100 yen shop Daiso. You have in your neck of the woods?

Totoro desk fans!

Otome-road - the shops mainly catered for Fujoshi.

Heading up to the observation deck at Sunshine City.

Incredible views of the city from here.

A Dagashi shop full O sweeties.

This pose in Japan is fine - its the proper way to adjust your glasses ^^;

Which of these young lads tickle your fancy?

K-ON girls as sweet as ever.

Our drinks are cooler over here - Lucky Star!

This store buying and selling second hand stuff.

K-Books for all your reading material - and some merchandise too.

K-Books do cosplay too.

Mandarake has everything anime and otaku!

Assist Wig is a shop dedicated to cosplay wigs

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