First ‘Diamond Skytree’ Photo Event to be Held at Sunshine 60 Observation Deck in Tokyo

14.September.2021 | SPOT

The SKY CIRCUS Sunshine 60 Observatory in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, will hold its first ‘Diamond Skytree’ photography event on October 18, 2021, with another viewing on October 20. These events will have guests up early, beginning just after 6:00AM! This is when the sun will overlap with the very tip of Tokyo Skytree in the east, and is an extremely rare sight that can only be seen a few days each year.

From sunrise to ‘Diamond Skytree’ (Taken from the Sunshine 60 Observation Deck)


The best way to experience this once-in-a-lifetime event is to stay at the Sunshine City Prince Hotel, where you can also enjoy a night-view photo session the night before. It also means there won’t be any rushing to the observatory in the wee hours of the morning! Visitors will also be able to hear a talk from night-sky photographer Hiroyuki Narisawa on how best to photograph ‘Diamond Skytree.’


  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Anime Series Celebrates 10 Years with Tokyo Exhibition

    25.May.2022 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    This year marks the 10th anniversary of the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure anime. To commemorate the event, a special anniversary exhibition will be held around Japan starting in August! The first venue will be Ikebukuro Sunshine City in Tokyo.


    Fans will be able to trace the history of the many JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure anime releases, and the exhibition will feature characters from Phantom Blood and Stone Ocean.


    Come enjoy celebrating this major milestone and check out some special illustrations drawn exclusively for the exhibition! Special video screenings and a behind-the-scenes look at the animation production process will be held as well. 



  • Tokyo Revengers Cafe to Open for Short Time at Mixalive TOKYO in Ikebukuro

    17.May.2022 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD / SPOT

    A Tokyo Revengers collaboration cafe will open for a limited time at Live Cafe Mixa located in the Mixalive TOKYO entertainment complex in Ikebukuro. Fans can enjoy a menu filled with items themed after popular characters from June 1 until June 18, 2022.



    Just like the inside of Pah-chin’s head?! Crispy Pie

    Massive Teriyaki Burger

    If You’re Hungry, Just Eat Fried Rice

    My Favorite Machine (Mikey)

    My Favorite Machine (Mitsuya)



    The popular manga series Tokyo Revengers began serialization in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2017 and has sold over 50 million copies. The event, titled “Tokyo Revengers Formation Eve Rally,” will be held to celebrate the series’ anniversary. The venue will feature new visuals of the founding gang members, and original menu items based on each character will only be available here.

    Live Cafe Mixa has collaborated with other popular series in the past such as Attack on Titan and A Couple of Cuckoos, making a huge splash on social media.

    Enjoy plenty of dishes based on your favorite character!



  • Moriarty the Patriot Anime Series Inspires Collaboration Cafe in Ikebukuro

    09.May.2022 | FOOD / SPOT

    Fans of the anime series Moriarty the Patriot won’t want to miss out on a new collaboration cafe coming to Ikebukuro! The special event is currently being held at the GiGO Collaboration Cafe Ikebukuro through June 19 and celebrates the release of the new Moriarty the Patriot OVA released on April 27.


    Original Menu

    Drink Menu

    Original Latte Art


    Food Menu

    Part 1

    Part 2

    Dessert Menu

    Part 1

    Part 2

    Menu Bonus

    Original Coaster Part 1 / Part 2


    Original Merchandise


    During the event, fans can find original menu items, desserts, and drinks inspired by the show’s characters. The location will be completely decorated in Moriarty goods and plenty of exclusive goods will be available, so don’t miss it!


    ©竹内良輔・三好 輝/集英社・憂国のモリアーティ製作委員会
    ©GENDA GiGO Entertainment Inc, All rights reserved.

  • NAKED Collaborates with Uta no Prince-sama Game for Special Art Installation

    14.April.2022 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    Creative company NAKED is bringing the world of Uta no Prince-sama to life! From April 16 until April 24, fans will want to come to Ikebukuro Sunshine Plaza to see MAJI LOVE KINGDOM MEMORIES, a sensory photo booth decorated with floral art.


    The first Uta no Prince-sama game was released in 2010, with an anime series following in 2011. In 2019, the first Uta no Prince-sama film, Maji LOVE Kingdom, was released.


    NAKED’s project mapping and digital art are being used to create unique photo booths where guests can take pictures with their favorite idols as seen in the 2019 film.


    Each photo booth was created using a variety of techniques, combining video, sound, scent, and even wind. The flowers included in each booth were inspired by the flowers that members of ST☆RISH, QUARTET NIGHT, and HE★VENS wear on their chests. How often do you get to experience a 3D photo booth with your favorite fictional boys?


    Guests can also enjoy a unique AR experience at the venue by using NAKED INC PLAY!



  • World’s Largest Conveyor Belt Sushi Restaurant Opens Near Skytree Oshiage Station

    10.April.2022 | FOOD / SPOT

    Kura Sushi is one of the most popular revolving sushi restaurants in the world, with many locations in the United States as well as Japan. Now, the new global Kura Sushi flagship store will open near Tokyo Skytree featuring in-store entertainment!

    The restaurant takes up two stories and boasts the largest amount of floor space for a conveyor-belt sushi restaurant at 834 square meters. Kashiwa Sato, one of Japan’s leading creative directors, designed the interior, which is filled with photo spots and a light-up lantern wall.

    Seating is available in semi-private rooms, each with a curtain to offer a cozier atmosphere and protection against germs. Be sure to come and experience this massive location the next time you’re in Tokyo!

  • Detective Conan Event to Open at Ikebukuro Sunshine City

    18.March.2022 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    From April 8 until June 12, Sunshine City in Ikebukuro will hold a special Detective Conan event! Festivities will appear at the SKY CIRCUS Sunshine 60 observation deck, Sunshine Aquarium and specialty store area Alpa.


    The event is being held in conjunction with the theatrical release of Detective Conan: The Bride of Halloween on April 15. At the SKY CIRCUS Sunshine 60 Observation Deck, guests can participate in a riddle-solving rally with a unique storyline written exclusively for the event. A photo spot and Detective Conan shop will also open up during the event!

    Sunshine Aquarium will also begin selling exclusive original goods for a limited time only. 


    A restaurant fair and other events will be held at Alpa, and guests will receive an original postcard with their order from the Alpa Sky Restaurant’s menu. Don’t miss out on the special movie-related exhibition at the Sunshine City Fountain Plaza!

    ©青山剛昌/小学館・読売テレビ・TMS 1996

  • Animate Cafe Ikebukuro 2 & Osaka Nipponbashi Hold Code Geass Student Council-themed Event

    10.March.2022 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD / SPOT

    Animate Cafe Ikebukuro 2 and Osaka Nipponbashi are now holding a collaboration with popular characters from the Code Geass anime series! Running until March 27, the new Chocolate & Tea Lounge-themed menu items and limited-edition merchandise can’t be missed by fans of Lelouch. 


    Animate Cafe Exclusive Illustration



    Collaboration Menu

    Hamburger Steak with Mushroom Sauce

    [Lelouch’s Favorite Dessert] Chocolate Fondue

    [Suzaku’s Favorite Dessert] Chocolate Afternoon Tea

    Chocolate & Tea Lounge Special Chocolate Drink




    Newly Illustrated Big Acrylic Stand

    Newly Illustrated Glitter Acrylic Keychain

    Newly Illustrated Special Acrylic Plate


    (C)SUNRISE/PROJECT L-GEASS Character Design (C)2006-2017 CLAMP・ST

  • The Quintessential Quintuplets∬ Collaboration Cafe Opens at Capcom Cafe Ikebukuro

    04.March.2022 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD / SPOT

    From February 25 until April 14, 2022, fans of the anime series The Quintessential Quintuplets∬ will want to make a trip to Capcom Cafe Ikebukuro for a special collaboration cafe!


    The cafe’s main visual features the Nakano Quintuplets–Ichika, Nino, Miku, Yotsuba, and Itsuki–in cute cafe uniforms. Tons of merchandise and themed menu items will be revealed soon, so keep an eye out for more information!




  • Daiwa Roynet Hotel Ikebukuro Higashiguchi Offers Second Durarara! ×2 Room

    24.February.2022 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    From November 6 until February 4, 2022, a Durarara! x2-inspired room was available at the EJ Anime Hotel in Tokorozawa Sakura Town in Saitama. Now, a second room will be offered at Daiwa Roynet Hotel Ikebukuro Higashiguchi starting on March 18, 2022 for a limited time! Fans might want to make their reservation now.

    Durarara! x2 Collaboration Room


    Take-Home Goods

    Original Foot Throw

    Original Cushion

    Acrylic Stand Dual-use Keychain

    Original Face Towel

    Original Reuseable Bag


    The EJ Anime Hotel offers rooms inspired by a number of anime, manga, and game series. The concept is ‘stay in a story you love,’ and now, the popular anime series Durarara! x2 is branching out from the Saitama location to downtown Tokyo. This is where the series took place, so it makes sense, right?


    The collaboration room features newly-drawn life-size standees of Izaya Orihara and Shizuo Heiwajima in hotel uniforms, voiceovers by the cast, and special goods that guests can take home. The room will be available from March 18 until June 19 and reservations are open now!



    ©2014 成田良悟/KADOKAWA アスキー・メディアワークス刊/池袋ダラーズ

  • Chiikawa Collaboration Cafe to Open in Ikebukuro for a Limited Time

    08.February.2022 | FOOD / SPOT

    The first collaboration cafe for illustrator nagano’s popular character Chiikawa was held in Ikebukuro, Nagoya, and Osaka in 2021. In particular, the Ikebukuro location saw huge success, with all advanced tickets for the cafe selling out immediately. Many fans have been asking for the event to return, and an encore cafe will open at Ikebukuro PARCO from February 19 to March 29, 2022. 

    Ramen: ¥1,540 (Tax Included)


    Chiikawa Face Pancake: ¥1,540 (Tax Included)


    Handkerchief: ¥1,210 (Tax Included) *Available on February 19


    The menu will be the same as the previous event, and will include the adorable Chiikawa Face Pancake. Again, reservations will be required. 

    The goods shop attached to the cafe will offer a lineup of original merchandise. While admission to the shop is free, numbered tickets may be distributed in the event of heavy crowds. Check out the official website for details!



  • Hikaru no Go Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Pop-up Store at LOFT Locations

    26.January.2022 | ANIME&GAME

    In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Hikaru no Go anime series, a special pop-up store will open at Umeda, Nagoya, Tenjin and Ikebukuro LOFT locations.

    Newly-Drawn Traditional Go Outfit ver. Pin (10 varieties)

    Newly-Drawn Traditional Go Outfit ver. Double-sided Acrylic Keychain (10 varieties)

    Newly-Drawn Traditional Go Outfit ver. Mini Signboard (10 varieties)

    Newly-Drawn Traditional Go Outfit ver. BIG Acrylic Stand (5 varieties)

    Newly-Drawn Traditional Go Outfit ver. Victory Ema BIG Wooden Keychain (5 varieties)

    Newly-Drawn Traditional Go Outfit ver. Clear Folder (6 varieties)

    Newly-Drawn Traditional Go Outfit ver. Wooden iPhone Case (5 varieties)

    Newly-Drawn Hikaru Shindo and Akira Toya Traditional Go Outfit ver. Round Cushion (1 variety) *Double-sided

    20th Anniversary Big Wooden Stand (1 variety)

    20th Anniversary Fan (1 variety)

    20th Anniversary Logo Tote Bag (1 variety)

    Bonuses: Limited-Edition Bromide (7 varieties)


    Box Purchase Bonus

    Hikaru Shindo Newly-Drawn Traditional Go Outfit ver. Square Pin

    Akira Toya Newly-Drawn Traditional Go Outfit ver. Square Pin (AMNIBUS Exclusive)

    Hikaru Shindo vs. Akira Toya Newly-Drawn Traditional Go Outfit ver. Double-sided Acrylic Keychain (Limited-Edition Event Bonus)

    Hikaru Shindo & Fujiwara-no-Sai Newly-Drawn Traditional Go Outfit ver. Acrylic Keychain (AMNIBUS Exclusive)

    Akira Toya Newly-Drawn Traditional Go Outfit ver. Mini Signboard (Limited-edition Event Bonus)

    Hikaru Shindo Newly-Drawn Traditional Go Outfit ver. Mini Signboard (Limited-edition Event Bonus)



    From January 22 until March 21, 2022, for every ¥2,000 (tax included) spent, guests will receive a random bromide (7 varieties) as a bonus!




  • Banana Fish: The Stage -Final- Collaboration Cafe Opens in Ikebukuro

    20.January.2022 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD / SPOT

    Animate Cafe has opened a new collaborative cafe with Banana Fish: The Stage -Finale- until February 7, 2022. The event is taking place at Animate Cafe Stand Hareza Ikebukuro, and visitors can enjoy dishes based on their favorite characters, as well as purchase limited-edition goods.


    Collaboration Menu

    Ash’s Hot Chocolate

    Eiji’s Matcha Latte

    Hot Dog

    Pumpkin Pie


    Limited-Time Merchandise

    CoLotta Acrylic Plate Keychain (11 varieties)

    Pin (6 varieties)

    Flavored Tea

    Print Cookie


    Banana Fish: The Stage -Finale- is inspired by Akimi Yoshida’s famous manga series. The first part was staged in June 2021, and the second installment of the performance will run from January 20 until February 6, 2022. 


    ()吉田秋生・小学館/「BANANA FISHThe Stage製作委員会