Ikebukuro is a busy commercial area to the north of central Tokyo. It has great shops and restaurants and a large, convenient train station where you can connect to many of the main JR and Metro subway lines including the JR Yamanote line and the Maranouchi and Yurakacho Metro lines.
Nakano is a vibrant area of Tokyo just a few minutes west out of Shinjuku Station on the Chuo Rapid line.
It is famous as a centre for ‘otaku’ culture and most travel guides focus on this aspect and on Nakano Broadway, a covered mall close to the station. However, you can discover another side of Nakano which is less well known by tourists.
This is the first of an occasional series where I will tell you about my favourite places in Tokyo. I'll start with Nippori in the East of the city.
With my little video you can learn to make great pour over coffee in about a minute!