Tokyo Fashion News: Fashion Vibes of Ikebukuro

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 Tokyo Fashion News: Fashion Vibes of Ikebukuro 

Kanako Itamae and Michel Lebon

Modern Tokyo Times


Tokyo is one of the most famous cities in the world and the size of the economy is enormous. This powerful city is internationally famous for being ultra-modern and extremely fashionable. However, the old world still survives and this notably applies to stunning gardens, Shinto shrines, Buddhist temples, famous festivals throughout the year, ukiyo-e, museums, traditional dress on special occasions and a host of other factors.

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The fashion angle to Tokyo is extremely competitive and this applies to Japanese and international fashion companies. Also, you have so many amazing districts to visit in Tokyo. Therefore, the competition is maintaining innovation and companies are always looking out for the latest styles. Meanwhile, various unique angles also apply to Tokyo and in other parts of Japan related to kawaii culture, Lolita and other areas. Given this, you have special unique boutiques like 6%DOKIDOKI, Grimoire, Candy, and others, which cater for special fashion styles.


Therefore, if you adore fashion then Tokyo is a paradise because of the diversity within fashion and the many districts to visit in this amazing city. Nothing remains static for long in Tokyo and this applies to changing trends, boutiques, new styles, new architecture, and other related areas.


Famous fashion districts like Aoyama, Harajuku, Omotesando, Ginza, Shibuya and Shinjuku hog the limelight internationally. Yet Daikanyama, Ebisu, Jiyugaoka, Yurakucho, Ueno, Roppongi Hills, Nakameguro, Koenji, Shimokitazawa, Nakano and other areas have their fans in abundance. Likewise, Ikebukuro is an enormous fashion powerhouse in Tokyo and in recent years the fashion angle just keeps on growing from strength to strength.


Ikebukuro is also a very powerful district based on the geopolitical angle because it is the gateway which links Tokyo with Saitama prefecture. Within Ikebukuro train station and surrounding this area you have so many amazing department stores to visit. This applies to Lumine, Seibu Department Store, Tobu Department Store, Marui, Esola, and Parco. Also, you have many lovely boutiques near the Fukutoshin train line exit which enhances the vibrancy of the train station area.


Sunshine City is also another powerful pulling power and near this enormous complex you have a large animation store which is extremely popular. The university angle entails that the youthfulness of Ikebukuro is most noticeable. This applies to several universities being based in Ikebukuro and in the surrounding area. Also, for young fashion lovers in Tokyo and Saitama, then Ikebukuro is famous because of the fashion angle and other areas related to distinctive cultures within Tokyo.

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Lumine and Esola fashion stores are extremely stylish and elegant and both stores are within one minute walking distance. Similarly, Tobu Department Store and Marui are within easy reach and both stores are blessed with amazing boutiques and other stores which sell various different products. Indeed, Lumine and Tobu Department Store are linked together. On top of this, you have a lovely art and crafts store to visit within the same environment on the west side of Ikebukuro.


Therefore, fashion lovers will have a field day in Ikebukuro and this relates to the buzzing department stores, individual boutiques, international fashion companies, adorable Japanese boutiques, independent fashion and the natural vibes of this trendy part of Tokyo.

Lee Jay Walker gave support to both main writers Spick and Span official blog

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