Sunshine City

3 Business Hotels in Ikebukuro For Travelers On a Budget!

If you’re traveling across Japan, you’re sure to come across business hotels everywhere you go. Most of these places are small but are usually kept clean and come with a private ensuite bathroom. Small business hotels are a great alternative to the larger expensive chain hotels. Locals with the inside knowledge know that this is…

See Tokyo From Up Above and Enjoy Innovative Attractions at SKY CIRCUS

A must-visit tourist site in Tokyo (東京) is SKY CIRCUS Sunshine60 Observatory – an observation deck located in Sunshine City in Ikebukuro (池袋) – which is a traveler’s delight. If you have ever experienced any views from other observation decks maybe in Tokyo or around the world, let me assure you that you haven’t seen…

Catch ‘Em Pokémon Plushies and More at These Pokémon Centers in Tokyo!

Many fans of Japan and the Japanese culture, be it new or old, are familiar with the ’90s game of Pokémon (ポケモン) – traveling around a 2D world collecting Pocket Monsters (ポケットモンスター). Even though we may have grown up, as we have seen from the recent release of Pokémon GO, loving the Pokémon franchise has…

Things to Do in Ikebukuro: 33 Places to Make the Most of Your Visit!

If you come to Tokyo (東京), classic, must-see spots like Shibuya (渋谷)’s scramble crossing, Harajuku (原宿)’s colorful shops and Shinjuku (新宿)’s busy streets will likely be high on your list of places to go. However, did you know that Ikebukuro (池袋) is a less-known district that is just as bustling and exciting? There are plenty…

Spend A Day in Ikebukuro’s Attraction Mecca: Sunshine City

With a name like Sunshine City, you might expect a beach resort or tanning salon. The name is misleading, because what it actually is is a shopping and attraction center in Ikebukuro, Tokyo. One of the tallest buildings in Tokyo, not only the building itself but the surrounding area is full of things to do,…

Halloween in Tokyo – 7 Fantastic Events For Children and Adults

Although Halloween isn’t celebrated as a traditional holiday in Japan, influences from the west have ensured that each year this spooky day is pushed further and further into the limelight. As a result, with each passing year more and more Halloween events are beginning to take place in Japan. Being the metropolitan hub of Japan,…