Sunshine City is a four-building complex with a hotel, restaurants, and attractions (including J-World Tokyo and Japan’s largest Pokemon store) for tweens, teens and kids-at-heart.
J-World Tokyo is an indoor amusement park for Gen-X, Millennial, and Gen-Z fans of Naruto, One Piece, Dragon Ball Z and other Japanese anime. The attractions cost between 200 and 800 yen each, and include shooting games, virtual reality Dragonball Z games, and a One Piece carousel. Best for children over age 7 due to height and age restrictions. Finish up your visit with Naruto Ramen.
Perhaps due to the large shadow cast by its popularity, the Pokémon Center Mega Tokyo can be difficult to find – it isn’t even listed on the Sunshine City website. However a brief hunt (and crowds) will lead you to the enormous shop where the Pokemon-obsessed can pick up game card packs, take selfies with a Charizard, seek a favorite Pikachu plush toy, and politely request pretty much anything that can be stamped with a Pokemon character: phone cases, cutlery, towels, napkins, backpacks, cookies and ramen.
For non-animated fun, there are 360-degree views of Tokyo and VR experiences at Sky Circus Sunshine60 Observatory, the rooftop Sunshine Aquarium, and J-pop bands at the Fountain Plaza.