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.
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.
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.
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.
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.