Yamaya (Ike. west)
Ikebukuro: Liquor shop
Yamaya (Ike. west) (Ikebukuro: Liquor shop)
Yamaya (Ike. west)
Open 10am-10pm daily.
Sun: Open Sundays

Well worth the long hike from the station; they offer an excellent selection of wines from around the world at discount prices, as well as liquor and some cheeses and imported foods.

Toshima-ku, Ikebukuro 2-68-5.
Tokyo Beyond Sushi - the guidebook
Tokyo Beyond Sushi
Explore the hidden side of Tokyo dining
Charcoal-grilled pork on skewers, udon noodles in curry-flavored soup, octopus dumplings, deep-fried beef cutlet -- there's a whole world of exciting food in Tokyo that food-loving visitors often miss out on.

This book will introduce you to more than twenty of Japan's favorite specialty foods that are less well known abroad, along with a guide to the best places in Tokyo to try them and expert tips on what to order. From Bento.com.
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