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Regions of Japan

Hokkaido Tohoku Hokuriku
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Kanto Tokai Kansai Chugoku Shikoku Kyushu Okinawa Islands SAPPORO TOKYO NAGOYA OSAKA FUKUOKA FURANO KUSHIRO AOMORI SENDAI FUKUSHIMA NIKKO HAKONE SADO TAKAYAMA KANAZAWA ISE KYOTO NARA HIROSHIMA NAGASAKI KAGOSHIMA NAHA
Hokkaido
Hokkaido
  • Hokkaido
Japan's great white north offers wild, white winters and bountiful summers—a haven for dedicated foodies, nature lovers and outdoor adventure fans seeking an adrenaline rush Japan's great white north offers wild, white winters and bountiful summers—a haven for dedicated foodies, nature lovers and outdoor adventure fans seeking an adrenaline rush
Tohoku
Tohoku
  • Aomori
  • Akita
  • Iwate
  • Yamagata
  • Miyagi
  • Fukushima
Fearsome festivals, fresh powder snow and vast fruit orchards—the rugged territory of Tohoku offers a new perspective on travel in Japan Fearsome festivals, fresh powder snow and vast fruit orchards—the rugged territory of Tohoku offers a new perspective on travel in Japan
Hokuriku Shinetsu
Hokuriku Shinetsu
  • Niigata
  • Toyama
  • Ishikawa
  • Fukui
  • Nagano
An easily accessible slice of rural Japan offering unrivaled mountainscapes and coastlines, endless outdoor adventure and amazing ocean fare An easily accessible slice of rural Japan offering unrivaled mountainscapes and coastlines, endless outdoor adventure and amazing ocean fare
Kanto
Kanto
  • Tokyo
  • Kanagawa
  • Chiba
  • Saitama
  • Ibaraki
  • Tochigi
  • Gunma
Jump from the neon glow of Tokyo to Gunma's mountain retreats, Kamakura's cultural heritage and the Ogasawara Islands' exotic wildlife Jump from the neon glow of Tokyo to Gunma's mountain retreats, Kamakura's cultural heritage and the Ogasawara Islands' exotic wildlife
Tokai
Tokai
  • Yamanashi
  • Shizuoka
  • Gifu
  • Aichi
  • Mie
Hallmark attractions such as Mt. Fuji and Takayama coexist with major cities and famous heritage in the center of Japan Hallmark attractions such as Mt. Fuji and Takayama coexist with major cities and famous heritage in the center of Japan
Kansai
Kansai
  • Kyoto
  • Osaka
  • Shiga
  • Hyogo
  • Nara
  • Wakayama
The Kansai region is one of contrasts, from the glittering lights of Osaka and Kobe to the cultural treasures of Kyoto and Nara The Kansai region is one of contrasts, from the glittering lights of Osaka and Kobe to the cultural treasures of Kyoto and Nara
Chugoku
Chugoku
  • Tottori
  • Shimane
  • Okayama
  • Hiroshima
  • Yamaguchi
Welcome to Japan's less-explored western frontier, where the weather is warmer and the pace of life is slower Welcome to Japan's less-explored western frontier, where the weather is warmer and the pace of life is slower
Shikoku
Shikoku
  • Tokushima
  • Kagawa
  • Ehime
  • Kochi
Island-hopping, cycling, soul-warming spiritual strolling and red-hot dancing—the island of Shikoku gets you up and moving Island-hopping, cycling, soul-warming spiritual strolling and red-hot dancing—the island of Shikoku gets you up and moving
Kyushu
Kyushu
  • Fukuoka
  • Saga
  • Nagasaki
  • Oita
  • Kumamoto
  • Miyazaki
  • Kagoshima
The southern island of Kyushu is home to hot springs, rugged geography, undeveloped beaches and volcanoes ranging from sleepy to smoky The southern island of Kyushu is home to hot springs, rugged geography, undeveloped beaches and volcanoes ranging from sleepy to smoky
Okinawa
Okinawa
  • Okinawa
Fly to Okinawa and discover a distinct island culture born of subtropical sun, white sand, coral, mangrove jungles and the age of the Ryukyu Kings Fly to Okinawa and discover a distinct island culture born of subtropical sun, white sand, coral, mangrove jungles and the age of the Ryukyu Kings

Shopping

Sunshine 60 サンシャイン60

Towering Tokyo landmark part of the popular Sunshine City entertainment hub

Sunshine 60 lies in the heart of Ikebukuro. The area's tallest building, it is the centerpiece of the Sunshine City complex which is home to an aquarium, planetarium, theater, museum, shopping center, restaurants, and Ikebukuro's uber-popular Pokemon Center. Don't miss the skyscraper's recently renovated observatory for 360° views of the city.

Don't Miss

  • Unsurpassed views from the Sky Circus observatory
  • Fish swimming against backdrops of the Tokyo skyline at the high-rise Sunshine Aquarium
  • A taste of Japanese pop culture at Namjatown, J-World Tokyo, and the Pokemon Center

How to Get There

Sunshine 60 is in Ikebukuro, one of Tokyo's main transport hubs, easily accessible by train from most major downtown areas.

JR Ikebukuro Station is a major station in northern Tokyo that is part of the JR Yamanote Line. The JR Saikyo Line also runs through Ikebukuro Station, as do the Marunouchi, Yurakucho, and Fukutoshin subway lines, along with private railways such as the Seibu-Ikebukuro Line and Tobu Railways.

Sunshine 60 is around a 10-minute walk from Ikebukuro Station. Underground, where the station's exits are found, there are many signs pointing you toward Sunshine 60. After you cross the main street, Meiji Dori, the route goes above-ground.

A bird's eye view of Tokyo

In just 35 seconds, the speedy elevators on the basement floor can transport you to Sunshine 60's observation deck. From there, you can see many of the city's iconic landmarks; from Tokyo Tower and the chic Roppongi Hills complex to Tokyo Disneyland in Chiba and even Mt. Fuji when the conditions are right.

The new improved Sky Circus

In 2016, Sunshine 60's observation deck was revamped to include fun attractions for extra appeal. Walk on floors that change colors and patterns. Peek through holes in the wall that serve as kaleidoscopes. Play an exciting virtual reality game that lets you fly across the sky, or relax and sip drinks at a cafe with a breathtaking view.

Never a dull day in Sunshine City

Explore the rest of the entertainment complex that is Sunshine City. Go on a shopping spree, see marine life at Sunshine Aquarium, or take a peek into outer space at the planetarium. Pop culture fans will enjoy visiting the country's largest Pokemon Center, Shonen Jump's J-World Tokyo and Namco's Namjatown, while those with a hankering for a bit of culture can visit the Ancient Orient Museum.

Recently, the area around Sunshine 60 has become increasingly popular among anime and manga enthusiasts, especially cosplayers. If you see groups of (mostly) young women wearing gothic, loli-goth, or Victorian-styled clothing, there may be a local fandom event going on.