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?
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.