Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Ikebukuro: Top Accommodation Choices of 2023

Review of Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Ikebukuro

Accommodation Name (Rating): Hotel Metropolitian Tokyo Ikebukuro (4-star)
Location/Area: Ikebukuro
Distance from the Station: 2-3 minutes walk from Ikebukuro Metropolitan Exit
My Recommendation Score: ★★★★
Accommodation Type: Bed
Accommodation Cost: Single Superior Room, 4 nights for a total of 462,000 KRW ($410 USD)
Booked through:
Breakfast Inclusion: Not included
Ambience: Despite being close to offices and department stores, the hotel is located in a quiet direction away from the bustling city center.

Accommodation Name (Rating): Hotel Metropolitian Room, 4 nights for

Overall Satisfaction Description:
I made a reservation for Ikebukuro as it seemed like a good choice at a reasonable price. Although the hotel was built in 1985 and is a bit old, I didn’t experience any inconvenience during my stay!


Water Pressure: I’ve never experienced water pressure like this before, both domestically and internationally. It was absolutely satisfying. To be honest, if you turn it on to the highest setting, it might push you back a little bit. I felt like standing under a waterfall in a hot spring when I turned it on strongly as soon as I entered the room in the evening. For those who value water pressure, you will be extremely pleased! (Stayed on the 17th floor)

Bathroom Size: The bathrooms in most Japanese hotels are small, and the bathtubs are narrow, making it difficult to take a shower. However, here, the bathroom size was generous, and the bathtub was big, so there was no inconvenience.

The photo I took of the hotel is not available, so I have included a hotel photo. It may not look very spacious, but it was satisfactory for me in terms of size.


View: I stayed on the 17th floor, which offered a view of Mount Fuji. Every morning, I started my day by taking a picture of Mount Fuji in the distance. The buildings right in front of me seemed to be office buildings, and the city view was also enjoyable at night.

Additional facilities such as a convenience store and a coin laundry were available on the first floor. The soundproofing was also excellent. During my 4-night stay, it was so quiet on my floor that I felt like I was the only one there for 3 nights. However, on the last night, there was some noise from above.

In terms of location, it’s in the opposite direction from the bustling area, so it is quiet. The back alley of the hotel is a bit dark and not crowded. However, the entrance to the hotel is located near the shopping mall, so it didn’t feel dangerous. There is a bus that connects Narita Airport and Ikebukuro directly, but I couldn’t use it because the timing didn’t work for me. (Probably Willer Bus) On the whole, although transportation is relatively convenient, it takes quite a while to go even just a few stops.

In the end, the impressive water pressure covered everything. It was a very satisfactory hotel review, and if anything else comes to mind, I will come back to update my review! I hope this helps you in choosing your accommodation. I need to start preparing for my next trip! I envy those who can travel.

Based on your stay at Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Ikebukuro, I recommend several nearby tourist attractions that you can explore during your visit.

Since the hotel is located in Ikebukuro, which is known for its vibrant atmosphere and diverse entertainment options, you can start by exploring the area itself. Ikebukuro is a major shopping and entertainment district in Tokyo, offering a wide range of shopping malls, department stores, and arcades. Take a stroll through Sunshine City, a large complex that houses various attractions including an aquarium, a planetarium, and an observation deck.

If you’re interested in Japanese pop culture, make sure to visit Otome Road. This vibrant street is known as a hub for anime and manga enthusiasts, featuring numerous shops selling merchandise and collectibles. You can also visit the famous Pokémon Center Mega Tokyo, where you can find exclusive Pokémon merchandise.

For a taste of traditional Japanese culture, you can visit the nearby Otsuka Museum of Art. This unique museum houses full-size replicas of famous Western art pieces, allowing you to appreciate masterpieces from around the world without leaving Tokyo.

Another recommended attraction is the Rikugi-en Garden, a beautiful traditional Japanese garden located a short distance from Ikebukuro. Take a leisurely stroll through the meticulously designed landscapes, and enjoy the serene atmosphere amidst the hustle and bustle of the city.

Additionally, the hotel’s convenient access to the Ikebukuro Station opens up opportunities to explore other popular destinations in Tokyo. You can easily take a train to popular areas such as Shinjuku, Shibuya, and Akihabara, each offering their unique charms and attractions.

Overall, staying at Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Ikebukuro provides you with a great base for exploring Ikebukuro’s lively atmosphere, indulging in Japanese pop culture, experiencing traditional Japanese art and gardens, and easily accessing other popular destinations in Tokyo. Enjoy your stay and make the most of your time in this vibrant city!