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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 top (60th) floor of the Sunshine 60 building offers an incredible view of the surrounding city.

Don't Miss

  • Unsurpassed views from SUNSHINE 60 OBSERVATORY TENBOU-PARK in the Sunshine 60 building
  • Penguins swim as if flying under the blue sky at Sunshine Aquarium, with Tokyo buildings in the background

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 area on the 60th floor. 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 observatory was designed to be an indoor garden in the sky, with perfect conditions 365 days a year. Visit any day of the year and enjoy the views that change depending on the time, season, and weather. Relax on Tenbou no Oka, a park-like area surrounded by seasonal plantings and artificial turf, or visit the cafe for refreshments.

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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