Sunshine City Alpa
Ikebukuro: Shopping complex
Sunshine City Alpa: Ikebukuro
Ikebukuro / Shopping complex

One of central Tokyo's oldest shopping malls, Alpa anchors the Sunshine City complex, which also contains the Sky Circus sixtieth-floor observation deck, the World Import Mart (where Sunshine Aquarium and Planetarium Manten are located), the tiny Ancient Orient Museum, an office tower and a hotel.

In addition to dozens of restaurants and retail shops, the mall also houses Namjatown, another theme park which includes a collection of gyoza stands from around Japan called Namja Gyoza Stadium. There's also a Pokemon Mega Store, stocking the largest collection of Pokemon goods in Japan.

Toshima-ku, Higashi-Ikebukuro 3-1-2.
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