- Realty Press, July 2019 edition
Special Area Feature
Ikebukuro attracts attention as the source of subculture and as an area where redevelopment projects with the focus on its unique characteristics are under way.
Ikebukuro, with a mega terminal where eight railroad lines merg e, including JR, private railways, and subway lines, is a city an enormous numbe r of people come and go each day: The number of passengers getting on and off in Ikeb ukuro Station ranks third in the world. Having the foundation of cultivating art an d culture historically, Ikebukuro is a leading cultural powerhouse of Japan where a num ber of redevelopment projects are currently underway as part of the efforts toward To shima City's vision of "an international city of arts and culture."