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Ikebukuro, located in northwest Tokyo, is a commercial district where you can enjoy all kind of shopping and entertainment. Ikebukuro is fully equipped with popular anime shops and businesses, an aquarium, and a planetarium. But there is also a quieter side to it such as temples, shrines, parks and book cafes. No matter if you come alone or with friends and family, you will surely find something to entertain yourself in Ikebukuro.
Thanks to the great convenience in transportation, the area is also ideal for sightseeing. It offers direct train lines to Shinjuku, Shibuya, and Odaiba. At the same time, there is also convenient access to popular spots in Saitama and Kawagoe.
This article introduces you to popular and little known activities in Ikebukuro.
Sunshine City, located at Ikebukuro Station’s east exit, is a popular complex containing an aquarium, observatory, museum, planetarium, and a shopping center.
Address: Tokyo, Toshima, Higashi-Ikebukuro 3-1 Sunshine City Sunshine 60 60F GoogleMap
Access: 8 minute walk from the East Exit at Ikebukuro Station (Exit 35), 3 minute walk from Higashi-Ikebukuro Station (Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line)
Official Website: https://www.sunshinecity-global.com/en/
The Sky Circus Sunshine60 Observatory on the 60th floor of Sunshine City has just been completely renewed and offers different activities for its visitors. The TOKYO Bullet Flight in the Sunshine 60 building utilizes VR technology to create a virtual tour where you can enjoy a futuristic Tokyo from the sky when you get into the Human Cannon Machine.
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