Because it runs in Tokyo and Saitama prefectures, it is used by many who work near stations on the JR Yamanote line. In fact, Ikebukuro is the single busiest station along the Seibu line. It serves 1.5 times as many people as Takadanobaba station, and is an important line for people living in Saitama and northwest Tokyo. It passes through Nerima, one of Tokyo’s 23 wards, which is also an important bedroom town, and also serves Oizumi Gakuen station, home to Toei Animation and the Toei Tokyo filming lot. People who work in the city have an easy time looking for places to rent along stations on this line.
Things to see
Because the Seibu Ikebukuro line serves 31 stations, there is a wide variety of locales. In the first and most important stop Ikebukuro, there is the Seibu, Tobu, Lumine, and Parco department stores, as well as the Sunshine Aquarium, Nanjya Town, and the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, so many people also come to Ikebukuro on the weekends, from young people to families. Around Nerima station, there is Nerima Otori shrine, as well as many others, including places to see if you want to take a walk through history. Shakujii Koen station is home to Shakujii Park, and Akitsu station has many places to shop and eat yakitori. Tokorozawa station in Saitama is famous for its illumination displays, and is the home of the Seibu Lions baseball team at Seibu Dome. Due to the amount of different things to do along this line, everyone from young people to families can find something to enjoy.
The Seibu Ikebukuro is known for its local feel at its stops, and each area is convenient with supermarkets and other shopping. Plus, there are also many parks. You can also change to other lines at many of the stations. For example, from Nerima station you can change to the Seibu Yurakucho line, head through on the Tokyo Metro Yurakucho line to get to Toyosu and Shin-Kiba. Or, go through on the Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin line to get all the way to Daikanyama and Jiyugaoka, or Yokohama and the Motomachi Chukagai Chinatown. The Seibu Dome is a well-equipped sports center, and is a place anyone can enjoy. It’s a place to have a fun, varied, and convenient lifestyle. More and more people are moving to these areas.