Sunshine City is a commercial complex that features a variety of facilities including an office building, aquarium, observatory, and shopping center. It is conveniently located in the heart of Tokyo and is just a short walk from Ikebukuro Station.
The Sunshine Aquarium was reopened in 2011 as a state-of-the-art metropolitan aquarium. Designed as an “Oasis in the Sky,” the aquarium features popular attractions such as the “Sunshine Aqua Ring” with its view of sea lions swimming overhead and the dreamlike “Jellyfish Tunnel.” You can also enjoy performances by sea lions and underwater divers, as well as sea otter and penguin feeding shows.
Sunshine 60 Observatory
Closed until Spring 2016 due to renovations.
Konica Minolta Planetarium “Manten”
Equipped with the latest “SkyMax” system, the Konica Minolta Planetarium “Manten” features full-dome projection of high-resolution full-color CG motion imaging. The planetarium offers three different programs scheduled throughout the day.
The Sunshine Theatre has a mid-scale capacity of about 800, and hosts a variety of stage shows and concerts by both local and international performers.
Ancient Orient Museum
As its name implies, this museum is dedicated to the origin of human civilization, the “Ancient Orient.” In addition to its permanent exhibits, the Ancient Orient Museum hosts limited-time exhibitions from a wide range of diverse fields.
Sunshine City features two shopping centers, “alpa” and “ALTA.” About 200 shops line the alpa shopping area, offering a wide range of merchandise from the latest fashions to trinkets and character goods. Targeting teenagers and young adults, the shops in ALTA offer the latest trends in apparel and accessories.
A total of about 90 different restaurants are located within Sunshine City. The Sky Restaurants on the 58th and 59th floors of Sunshine 60, the restaurant malls on the B1 and 3rd floors of alpa, the restaurant avenue on the B1 floor of ALTA, and the B1 restaurant floor of the Prince Hotel offer a variety of cuisines for every taste.
Sunshine City Prince Hotel
Located in the heart of metropolitan Tokyo, the Sunshine City Prince Hotel offers a variety of choice in accommodations with up to 1,146 rooms available. Rest and relax comfortably in a single, twin, double, suite, or Japanese-style tatami room on one of the ladies’ floors, non-smoking floors, or high-rise floors with their magnificent views of the city. If you are in the mood for Japanese, Chinese, or buffet, you can dine at one of the restaurants managed by the hotel.