I love to wander through a faux Meiji Era town eating savory Japanese dumplings, then roam around the LABI electronics superstore to see all the strange toys and appliances.
Inside a huge shopping complex called Sunshine City, there’s an odd only-in-Japan indoor amusement park called Namco Namja Town, designed to look like an old-fashioned Meiji Era (pre-war) town.
But my favorite reason to to to Namja town is this: Gyoza Stadium!
Open: Every day
Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
Admission: Adults, ¥500; Children (4-12), ¥300 (video games and some attractions are extra)
Afterwards, let’s wander into the magnificent LAB1 electronics superstore. It has a really quirky toy department and an indoor playground for tots.
The Japanese appliance department at this store is entertaining too – they not only have a large selection of only-in-Japan appliances like electronic toilet seats and futon dryers, they also carry miniature countertop dishwashers
And we can’t leave Ikebukuro before stopping in at the Mega-Pokemon Center!
Most stores open from 10:00 am
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