Kimi Ryokan - located only 600 meters away from JR Ikebukuro Station and featuring non-smoking guestrooms - provides traditional Japanese-style rooms with tatami flooring and futon, as well as cypress baths. Guestrooms feature air-conditioning and shoji sliding doors. Baths, showers, and toilets are communal. Shinjuku, Harajuku, Shibuya, and Ueno can be reached directly from the nearby Ikebukuro Station (takes about 15 minutes). It is 1.5 km to the Sunshine City complex which has shops, restaurants, and an aquarium. In the common areas, which are ornamented with traditional Japanese decorations such as ikebana (Japanese flower arrangement), guests can use the flat-screen satellite TV, free Wi-Fi connection, free Internet station, refrigerator, microwave, and coin laundromat. The Toshima Ward (Ikebukuro) is recommended for those interested in shopping, local cuisine, and food.