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The Sunshine City complex is a popular entertainment center, home to the landmark Sunshine 60 skyscraper

Sunshine City is a large complex in Ikebukuro . It is home to an aquarium, planetarium, theater, museum, shopping center, restaurants, as well as an event hall. The observation deck on the 60th floor of the Sunshine 60 building offers an incredible view of the surrounding city.

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  • Unsurpassed views from the Sky Circus observatory in the Sunshine 60 building
  • Penguins appear to fly over the buildings of Tokyo in the background, as they swim at the rooftop Sunshine Aquarium

How to Get There

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

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 City is around an 8-minute walk from Ikebukuro Station. Underground, where the station's exits are found, there are many signs pointing you toward Sunshine City. Exit 35 is the nearest exit. If you are using the Yurakucho Line, get off at Higashi-Ikebukuro Station, from where it is about a 3-minute walk to Sunshine City.

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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 Tokyo Skytree to the many buildings of Shinjuku , and even Mt. Fuji when the conditions are right.

©SKY CIRCUS Sunhine 60 Observatory

The Sky Circus Sunshine 60 observatory is perfect for a rainy day

The Sky Circus Sunshine 60 observatory not only offers great views, but is also full of fun content that can be enjoyed on a rainy day. Walk on floors that change colors and patterns. Peek through holes in the wall that serve as kaleidoscopes. Enjoy an exciting virtual reality experience that lets you fly across the sky, or relax and sip drinks at a cafe with a breathtaking view. (Please note the VR experience is only available on weekends and holidays)

©SKY CIRCUS Sunhine 60 Observatory

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.

Recently, the area around Sunshine City has become increasingly popular among anime and manga enthusiasts, especially cosplayers. If you see a lot of people cosplaying as different characters, there may be an event going on in the area.

* The information on this page may be subject to change due to COVID-19.

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