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Updated: April 2, 2018

Sunshine City サンシャインシティ

3-1 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku

Pokemon, Totoro and Dragon Ball magic at Ikebukuro's Sunshine City

Sunshine City was built with the concept of a “city within a city”, that is, a building with virtually all the facilities you can think of housed under one roof. It was opened in 1978 and has not only food and shopping options, but also indoor theme parks, as well as an aquarium, planetarium and a sky deck.

Tips

  • Seeing Tokyo from an observatory 60 stories high
  • Immersing yourself in J-culture

Fans of J-culture converge from around the world on Sunshine City, which is not only home to one of Japan's largest Pokemon Centers but also the Donguri Kyowakoku, which sells items associated with Studio Ghibli characters such as Totoro and Ponyo, and feature movies like Spirited Away.

With about 250 shops over two buildings, there is also a lot of shopping and eating, including a gyoza stadium in the Namjatown facility that brings together a dozen of Japan's most famous gyoza stalls.

How to Get There

  • Higashi-Ikebukuro Sta. | Exit 6/7 | 3 mins on foot
    Yurakucho Line
  • Ikebukuro Sta. | East Exit | 8 mins on foot
    JR lines

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Contact

Opening Hours

  • Opening hours may vary by business/facility

Price

See official website/local tourist information office

Visa | JCB | MasterCard | AMEX |

Facility Info

  • Restrooms | Dining facilities | Smoking area | WiFi | Parking |
  • Japanese | English | Chinese (simplified) | Chinese (traditional) | Korean |
  • Disabled parking | Automatic doors | Wheelchair ramp | Escalator | Accessible restrooms | Baby changing facilities | Wheelchair loan | stroller loan | Breast feeding room |

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