It's an old entertainment district centered around Sensoji temple. The district was formed in the Edo period Nakamise shopping street and Kappabashi shopping area in the district still attract visitors with the classic atmosphere.
It's a temple town centered around Toshogu shrine, the mausoleum of the shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Edo Shogunate. It has been a center of Buddhist mountain worship since the 8th century. Its temples and shrines are on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
It's one of the oldest hot springs resort towns in Japan and the hot springs have been enjoyed by Daimyos, the lords of provinces, and Buddhist monks. It has the attractions like the miniature park Tobu World Square, Nikko Saru Gundan which is providing monkey shows and Edo Wonderland (Nikko Edo Village) now. It also has ski sites and golf links.
It was recognized as a town protecting the capital against attackers from the north in the Edo period. It has been called "Koedo(Little Edo)" and its warehouse style buildings still attract visitors with the atmosphere of the Edo period. It was also related to the monk Tenkai and Lady Kasuga.
It's one of the major districts in Tokyo. Tobu Department Store, one of the good places for shopping and buying souvenir, and Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space, which features various classical music concerts and theatrical performances, are located on the west side of the station. Sunshine 60 is located on the east side of Ikebukuro station. It features an aquarium and is the landmark building of the district.