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, World Import Mart, Alpha which boasts of cuisines from around the world, and a planetarium. It also features a Prince Hotel, Namco Namja Town, a convention centre, theatre, and a shopping mall.

It was built on a former prison.

When it was opened, Sunshine 60 office tower block was reputed to be the tallest building in Asia.

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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