Downtown Ikebukuro is filled with department stores, shopping centers and amusement facilities.
That is also "Culture Town" with a lot of large bookstores, museums and theaters.
JR Ikebukuro Station is a big transfer station connected with four private railways.
At the north of the station, the Ikebukuro-ohashi Bridge spans tracks.
You can enjoy viewing the skyline of Ikebukuro with the high-rise building Sunshine 60 from the bridge.
And you can get the distant view of high-rises at Shinjuku too.
Especially you have a nice time at twilight here, but with some traffic noises.