Ikebukuro view from Sunshine 60 (1/3)
Ikebukuro view from Sunshine 60 (2/3)
Busy streets of Ikebukuro (3/3)

IN A FEW WORDS

Modern lifestyle in Tokyo's first city within a city

DESCRIPTION

Ikebukuro is a commercial and entertainment district locted at the north end of JR's Yamanote Line, which is considered as one of Tokyo's city centres together with Shinjuku and Shibuya. Its train station is the second busiest in Japan, right after Shinjuku's, handling more than one million passengers per day.

The area surrounding the eastern exit of Ikkebukuro Station features a large number of shops, restaurants, cafeterias, cinemas and department stores, making it a permanently crowded and busy district. Tobu and Seibu, located to the west and east of the station respectively, are the leading commercial centers in the area and two of Tokyo's largest department stores.

Sunshine City

Free 10:00 - 22:00

Sunshine City is a huge commercial building complex, which was built in 1978 as Tokyo's first city within a city. It houses a vast number of shops, restaurants and other entertainment businesses such as a hotel, a convention hall, an aquarium, a planetarium, a museum and even a couple of indoor theme parks.

The Sunshine 60 skyscraper stands at the center of Sunshine City. With a height of 239.7m it was Tokyo's highest building until 1991, when the Tokyo Metropolitan Building was built. The tower features a popular observation deck on its 60th floor, which offers impressive panoramic views of the city and is accessed directly from the ground floor in one of the world's fastest elevators. Access to the observation deck is subject to a fee of 620 Yen.

Toyota Amlux

Free 11:00 - 19:00

The Toyota Amlux is a large Toyota showroom which is located adjacent to Sunshine city. It basically consists of a constantly evolving display of the maker's current commercial models, with which visitors can freely interact and even try them for a small fee, an exhibition of special vehicles and prototypes created by Toyota and a museum which focuses on explaining the technology behind the manufacturer's cars.

HOW TO GET THERE

JR Ikkebukuro Station
Yamanote,Saikyo,Shonan Shinjuku Lines Railpass

aroundMOVE AROUND

All of Ikebukuro's attractions can be reached on foot from Ikebukuro station. Sunshine City is located on a 10 minute walk from the station's East Exit.

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