Kami-ikebukuro borders Ikebukuro-honchō, Takinogawa (in Kita), and Nishi-sugamo in the north, and Kita-Ōtsuka and Higashi-ikebukuro in the south. Most of it is a residential area that is formed after World War 2, and some parts along Meiji Avenue are commercial.
The south end of the area is edge of Ikebukuro tableland with an altitude of about 30 meters. Conversely, the north side of the area faces the Yabata River, with relatively low altitude of about 20 meters.
- Kamakura period: Kamakura-kaido that runs through this area, had been established by the Kamakura shogunate.
- Before the Edo period: This area is believed to have been mostly forest, woods, with some farms, because Kami-ikebukuro was outside of the Edo metropolitan area from which the Tokugawa shogunate had ruled.
Bus services run on Meiji-dori Avenue.
- Itabashi Station
- Ikebukuro Community Center
- Ikebukuro Sports Center
- APA Hotel Tokyo Itabashi
- Ikebukuro-Ōhashi overpass
- Kami-ikebukuro Central Park
- Miyanaka Park
- Kami-ikebukuro Park
- Kami-ikebukuro Sakura (cherry blossom) Park
- Horinouchi Park
- Sundaymart supermarket
- Convenience stores
- Seven-Eleven (2-chōme, 3-chōme)
- Family Mart (3-chōme, 4-chōme)
- Lawson (1-chōme)
- Ministop( 1-chōme, 4-chōme)
- 99 Shop
- Y Shop Homareya
- Kami-ikebukuro Chūkarō (Chinese)
- Daifuku (Chinese)
- Cafe Tablier (French)
- Wakamatsu (Japanese, oden)
- Nihon-yūsei-kōsha (Japan Post)
- Sugamo Gakuen (high school/junior high school)
- Ikebukuro-daiichi Primary School