Sunshine City サンシャインシティ
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, and Ikebukuro's uber-popular Pokemon Center Mega Tokyo, 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.
- 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
- A taste of Japanese pop culture at Namjatown, the Gashapon Department Store, or the Pokemon Center Mega Tokyo
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.
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.
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)
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 Pokemon Center Mega Tokyo, the Gashapon Department Store, and Namco Namjatown.
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.