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  • Iris G
    Sweden133 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A cool location for an aquarium and lots of different animals, both fishes and mamals. We visited in the evening which was nice because we were almost alone there, staff exepted.
    Written March 9, 2020
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  • Hari C.
    52 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It is located very near to JR Sugamo station. Turn left after leaving Sugamo station, go straight then pass the first seen pedestrian bridge, you are at the Jizo-dori shopping street. This street is quieter than Harajuku for sure and a lot of goods is for elderly. There are Shinshoji and Koganji temples next to the street. One type of the famous goods in the street is red underwear. Food and coffee are available. It is worth visit this place.
    Written December 23, 2019
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  • M. L.
    Singapore, Singapore415 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you find yourself in Sunshine City Ikebukuro, this is the observatory at the top. The place is built with interactive installations through the walk around the building but I think the best view you get is the very first set of windows as you walk through the circus tent entrance.

    There are some VR rides and games in the tower and the cannon ride one has the longest queue at about 30-45 minutes on the off-peak time I went. Definitely take your time wandering about first before queueing. The cannon ride was thrilling and immersive.

    There is a Tully's cafe in the observatory as well, and it was quiet and peaceful during the off-peak hour I went. I waited for the sunset to take nice pictures there.

    I don't see myself coming back again, but it's a nice place to visit in the area that is not as busy as the mall and streets in this district.
    Written February 7, 2020
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  • Jan M
    Honolulu, HI232 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We stayed at Ikebukuro Sunshine City Prince Hotel and right across the street is Sunshine Seiyu grocery store that is open 24 hours year round with a few exceptions. I remembered it from our stay the previous year. I found most of my gifts for friends and lots of snacks. I had been searching at many stores for certain beauty products and food items and found all of them at Seiyu at reasonable prices. This grocery store has food items made fresh daily, fresh fruit, produce, and meats. Upstairs, you can find snacks, household goods, beauty products, and an assortment of items.
    Written April 21, 2024
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  • Kylie2011_13
    Manila, Philippines15 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This mall had many shops which kept us busy during our stay in Prince Hotel Sunshine City. Very convenient location. The staff of all the shops were very courteous & accommodating. We were looking for a specific model of an Asics rubbers and they pointed us i instead to Asics main store somewhere near Ginza. Very helpful. They went out of their way to help. I like staying in this area of ikebukuro since its very central. Near restos, shopping, anime department store (my boys are die-hard anime fans!), aquarium and transport hub.
    Written August 27, 2018
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  • RayParks
    Adelaide, Australia2,884 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We saw many Japanese students dressed in colourful Kimono and Hakama for their graduation. My Japanese friend told me that they were mostly rental costumes.
    Written April 3, 2018
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  • Sony Rajan
    Tokyo, Japan195 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great place in the middle of the city. The park was beautiful for the autumn colors. Peaceful in the midst of bustling Tokyo
    Written December 16, 2021
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  • RayParks
    Adelaide, Australia2,884 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Every time I walked on this street, I was annoyed by the very loud advertisement coming out of the shops. So I decided to wear ear plugs for this time.
    Written November 4, 2019
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  • Luigi_Fino
    Tokyo, Japan456 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Kishimojin (Hariti) was originally a Persian (Iran) child eating demon, who converted to Buddhism and wowed to protect the faithful and especially children. This deity is hence very popular among expecting mothers and those with small children. The place has been indicated by UNESCO as a world heritage mo. If you are in the area
    Written January 14, 2019
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  • Cme1234
    Singapore, Singapore1,025 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very crowded on a public holiday. Very few tourists. The shops are mostly mid price boutique for young female.

    There are plenty of dining options. There are also a Pokémon cafe, Pokémon mega store, crayon shin chan store, peanuts, Disney and many manga stores.

    Worth a visit.
    Written March 20, 2024
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  • Hiroaki Kaneko
    Tokyo, Japan5,044 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    『とげぬき地蔵尊』として、平日休日問わず多くの参拝客で賑わう寺院。商店街の中心的な存在であるため、開門される早朝こそ参拝客は少ないが、商店街の各店舗が開く時間帯には既に多くの参拝客で賑わい、閉門されるまで参拝客が途絶えることは無い。
    境内はそれ程広くなく、周遊するだけであれば30分程度で済む。境内で特に混雑し、連日のように列が出来るのが、『洗い観音』と呼ばれる『聖観世音菩薩石像』が安置されている場所である。像に水を掛けて洗ったところの傷病がよくなるとされ、怪我や持病を持つ人が、傷病の完治や寛解を求めて像を洗いに列をなす。とは言え、境内自体が広くないため自然と列もそれ程長くはならず、待っても20分程度と見ていいだろう。
    とりわけ印象深い寺院ではないが、気軽に参拝でき、また都心の商店街の中でも古来からの信仰が根付く場所として、興味深い場所と思うに違いない。

    The temple is known as "Togenuki Jizo-son" and is crowded with worshippers on weekdays and holidays. Since the temple is located in the center of the shopping arcade, there are only a few visitors early in the morning when the gates open, but by the time the stores in the shopping arcade open, the temple is already crowded with visitors, and they never stop coming until the gates close.
    The temple precincts are not very large, and it takes only about 30 minutes to walk around the temple. One of the most crowded areas of the temple grounds, with lines forming every day, is the place where the statue of the Bodhisattva is enshrined, called "Arai-Kannon. It is said that water splashed and washed on the statue will cure injuries and illnesses, and people with injuries and chronic illnesses line up to wash the statue, hoping for a complete cure or remission of their injuries and illnesses. However, since the temple grounds themselves are not large, the line is naturally not very long, and the wait can be expected to be as short as 20 minutes.
    Although not a particularly impressive temple, it is an interesting place to visit as a place where people can casually worship and where ancient beliefs have taken root in a shopping district in the heart of the city.
    Written March 11, 2024
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  • RayParks
    Adelaide, Australia2,884 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    While staying at Hotel Metropolitan, I found the post office in this building very convenient, as there isn’t any other post office nearby.
    Written April 3, 2018
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