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May 27, 2008 03:28 PM

sabu sabu

Are there any good sabu sabu restuarants in tokyo? I:m staying around ikebukuro.....any around the area?

Im also at a loss why there are no supermarkets around in tokyo. All there is are convenience stores,,,, so where do japanese get their groceries and fruit from?

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  1. Once you know where to look, the Ikebukuro station area is a great place for grocery shopping. The basement of Seibu Ikebukuro department store is one of the biggest department store food floors in Japan. Two floors actually, including a big grocery store area at the south end and many many stalls throughout the complex. Also underground near the north end of Seibu is a separate, very big grocery area that's not run by Seibu. Over on the west side of the station Tobu Department Store has a similar setup, but I think Seibu's is bigger.