Station Travel Guide Yamanote Line Map

Tokyo’s Ikebukuro Station is one of the busiest train stations in the world , second only to Shinjuku Station. The station has a long history, dating back to its opening in 1903. In that year, around 28,000 passengers used the train station each day. Today, that number is over two million, including local and tourist traffic.

Ikebukuro is the main station in northwestern Tokyo . This shopping and entertainment district features unique shops and indoor theme parks , many of which cater to fans of animation and manga . Keep this guide in mind to find your way around Ikebukuro Station.

There are no Shinkansen lines that run through Ikebukuro Station

However, you can take the Yamanote Line from Database Ikebukuro to Tokyo Station . There, you’ll have access to the Akita, Hokkaido, Joetsu, and many other Shinkansen trains .

Remember that at the JR office, you can activate your Japan Rail Pass and reserve your seat .

Other JR train lines
Japan Railway train lines (also free with the JR Pass) at Ikebukuro Station include:

The Yamanote Line , a circular line that runs through Tokyo’s main railway stations, including Tokyo Station , Ueno , Shibuya, Shinagawa , and Shinjuku Station , as well as many of the city’s tourist attractions.
The Saikyo Line to Akabane and Omiya stations (northbound, which connects with the Kawagoe line) and to Shinjuku, Shibuya, Ebisu and Osaki (Tokyo stations but southbound).

The Shonan-Shinjuku Line to Akabane, Urawa, and Omiya (to the north) and Shinjuku, Shibuya, Ebisu, Osaki, Kawasaki, Yokohama , and Ofuna (to the south).

The Narita Express  a direct train to Narita Airport If you need to get to


Haneda Airport, you can do so by taking the Yamanote DE Phone Number Line to Hamamatsucho Station. Then, take the Tokyo Monorail to Haneda Airport .

Location of Ikebukuro Station on the Yamanote Line
Non-JR lines
The Tokyo Metro and two private railway lines, the Seibu and Tobu Railways , also run through Ikebukuro Station. Its lines include:

The main entrances to Ikebukuro Station are the East and West entrances. Many others are found around the building. The Marunouchi, Yurakucho and Fukutoshin lines are located on the underground, second and fourth floors respectively.

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