Sunshine City, Tokyo

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Coordinates: 35°43′45″N 139°43′5″E / 35.72917°N 139.71806°E / 35.72917; 139.71806

Sunshine City entrance
Sign to Sunshine City, near Ikebukuro Station

Sunshine City (サンシャインシティ Sanshain Shiti?) is a building complex located in East Ikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo. It is Tokyo's oldest city within the city and has the 240 metre tall Sunshine 60 skyscraper at its centre.[1] It consists of four buildings and sits on land that was once occupied by Sugamo Prison.[2]

The complex, which was opened in 1978, contains the Sunshine 60 building with an observatory (observation deck) located at the top, the Ancient Orient Museum, an aquarium, and a planetarium. It also features a Prince Hotel, Namco Namja Town, a convention centre, theatre, and a shopping mall.

Since it was opened, other observation decks have opened in Tokyo, such as at Roppongi and the Tokyo Government offices.[1]


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