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Sunshine 60 Building Observatory Tokyo

Sky Circus Sunshine 60 Tokyo

If there is one place to get an amazing view, the Sunshine 60 Building Observatory in Tokyo is probably one of the best places to do this.

Located in the Ikebukuro area of Tokyo, this building which was completed in 1978, stands at 239.7 meters or 786 feet high and was the tallest building in Asia back then.

Sunshine 60 Building Observatory

Currently, Sunshine 60 Building is also known as the Sky Circus, which gives an additional observatory experience to visitors here.

Apart from getting one of the best views of Tokyo here, you can also participate in the other experiences like the Aerial VR, Swing Coaster and Tokyo Bullet Flight at the Sky Bridge area.

There is also the unique Kaleido Scape where you can experience all four seasons in a special room that displays cutting edge technology in a mirrored room.

On the 58th and 59th floor, there are restaurants with amazing views for those who want to dine in the sky. Enjoy authentic and modern Japanese cuisine with loved ones or friends while absorbing the night view of Tokyo.

Aerial View Tokyo
View of Tokyo from the Sunshine 60 Observatory
For first-timers to Tokyo, the Sunshine 60 Building is one of the highly recommended places to visit and it takes about 2 to 4 hours spending time here.

You can take the Tokyo Metro and stop at the Ikebukuro Station and from there, take a 10-minute walk to the Sunshine City where the observatory is located at.

Around Ikebukuro, there are many shopping areas or you can continue your Tokyo subway journey to Shinjuku, Shibuya or Asakusa.

Sky Circus Sunshine 60
Beautiful video show inside the Kaleido Scape room
View from Sunshine 60 Building
View of the Shinjuku in the distance. The observatory offers a 360 degrees view of Tokyo
 Areas at Sunshine 60 Observation Deck
  • Sky Circus Tent
  • Tenku 251
  • Kaleido Scape
  • Sky Bridge
  • Sky Party
  • Cafe Quu Quu Quu
  • Sky Circus Shop
Aerial View of Tokyo City
Looking down  at Tokyo City from the 60th floor of the building
Sunshine 60 Opening Hours
  • 10.00 AM to 10.00 PM
  • Same-day ticket sales at the B1 ticket counter are from 9:30 AM to 8:50 PM
  • From April 21th 2017, same-day tickets are on sale at B1 ticket counter from 10:00~20:50
Sunshine 60 Observation Deck Ticket Price
  • Ticket Price: ¥1,800 for adults
  • Sky Circus Website: http://www.skycircus.jp/english/enjoy/
Tokyo Sky Circus
The main ticket counter for Sky Circus Tokyo
For first-timers planning to visit Tokyo, you should consider using Tokyo Metro as the best way to explore Tokyo.

Why? Because they have promotional subway tickets for 1,2 and 3 days, which saves you a lot of money when travelling around Tokyo.

And if you are a Muslim traveller, don't forget that there are a few Halal Japanese restaurants found all over Tokyo.

I visited one of them, which is the Naritaya Halal Ramen Restaurant in Asakusa, just near the famous Senso Ji Temple.


In a nutshell, the Sunshine 60 Building Observatory in Tokyo is probably one of the best places to get a perfect view of Tokyo city, plus indulging in other activities up here. Next time you visit Tokyo, consider coming here.

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