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SUNSHINE SHINES AT NIGHT!! Sunshine City Observatory


NOTE : Sunshine City observatory closes from May 6th to Spring 2016 due to renewal.

In Tokyo,There are many Observatories suit for taking photos.
I’ll introduce one of them “Sunshine city” at Ikebukuro.

Ikebukuro station is large terminal.

It is north entrance of Tokyo.Many people from north area of Kanto region(for example Saitama Prefecture) use here.

And many foreigner also come here.
So there is information place in the station.

Information place for foreign traveler,Ikebukuro station.
Information place for foreign traveler,Ikebukuro station.
Information place for foreign traveler,Ikebukuro station.
Information place for foreign traveler,Ikebukuro station.

 

You should go out from east entrance.It’s so large station,you may get lost.
If you got lost,please ask Japanese people “Which side is Sunshine?”or “Where is Higashiguchi?(means east entrance)”.
Japanese people is so shy,but so nice,if you only to ask them,they will tell you kindly.

 Ikebukuro station east entrance.
Ikebukuro station east entrance.

 

In front of Sunshine city building,I discovered sign of “animate”
It sells sub-culture goods.For example Manga,Anime,Figure,Cosplay clothes,Fanzine.
So I have been thinking that most of animate’s customer is otaku(means Geek) men.

But I found that most of customer in this animate is women.

animate store at Otome road,Ikebukuro,Toshima-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
animate store at Otome road,Ikebukuro,Toshima-Ku,Tokyo,Japan

 

It turned out that here is “Otome road”(Otome means pure girl in Japanese).

Otaku women called “Fujoshi”(腐女子 means Rotten woman) come here to buy otaku goods.
In other words,here is a place for Otaku women!
In addition to animate,there were other Otaku stores.

In Japanese language,”Fujoshi”(婦女子) means ordinary woman.
Here is interesting point of Kanji letters,the same pronunciation “Fu” means different meaning.(腐 means rotten)(婦 means lady)
So,the word “Fujoshi”(腐女子) is new word that made for otaku women by based on original word ”Fujoshi”(婦女子) .
Japanese is so creative!!

Why dose this street called “Otome(pure girl) road”?
I think Fujoshi is dreaming women.They enjoy fantasy world.
So, even they are adult,their heart is like pure girl.

As a feature of Otome road,it is famous for “boys love”.I don’t know about it well,it’s love stories of beautiful boys.
I think it is one of way to enjoy fantasy world.

Otome road,Ikebukuro,Toshima-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Otome road,Ikebukuro,Toshima-Ku,Tokyo,Japan

 

Otome road,Ikebukuro,Toshima-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Otome road,Ikebukuro,Toshima-Ku,Tokyo,Japan

 

From here, I write about Sun Shine City Observatory.

You can enjoy 360 panorama view!
Tokyo Skytree,Tokyo Tower,Shinjuku skyscraper,Mt.Fuji,Mt,Akagi,Ikebukuro station.
If you take Tokyo tower,you may have to bring Telephoto lens.

My photos are taken Nikon 24-120 VR f.4

These are my photos.

You can enjoy beautiful view.
But I have an advise.

Tokyo Skytree and moon,from Sunshine city,Ikebukuro,Toshima-Ku,Tokyo,Japan

Tokyo Skytree and moon,from Sunshine city,Ikebukuro,Toshima-Ku,Tokyo,Japan

Tokyo tower and skyscraper,from Sunshine city,Ikebukuro,Toshima-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Tokyo tower and skyscraper,from Sunshine city,Ikebukuro,Toshima-Ku,Tokyo,Japan

Please see Next photo.
I was so addicted taking beautiful view that I could not find dirt of window!
Many of Water trace is seen…
Please pay attention to window dirt and window reflection.

View of Ikebukuro,from Sunshine city,Ikebukuro,Toshima-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
View of Ikebukuro,from Sunshine city,Ikebukuro,Toshima-Ku,Tokyo,Japan

 

And other photos.

Tokyo Skytree and skyscraper,from Sunshine city,Ikebukuro,Toshima-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Tokyo Skytree and skyscraper,from Sunshine city,Ikebukuro,Toshima-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Ikebukuro station,from Sunshine city,Ikebukuro,Toshima-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Ikebukuro station,from Sunshine city,Ikebukuro,Toshima-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Shinjuku skyscraper,from Sunshine city,Ikebukuro,Toshima-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Shinjuku skyscraper,from Sunshine city,Ikebukuro,Toshima-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Tokyo Skytree and skyscraper,from Sunshine city,Ikebukuro,Toshima-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Tokyo Skytree and skyscraper,from Sunshine city,Ikebukuro,Toshima-Ku,Tokyo,Japan

I like last photo the best in these photos!
Especially composition and shiny star at front low!

 

After taking photos of night scene,I went home through Sunshine street.
Ikebukuro is large downtown.So, many people and dazzling signs are seen.

Sunshine street,Ikebukuro,Toshima-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Sunshine street,Ikebukuro,Toshima-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Ikebukuro station at night,Toshima-Ku,Tokyo,Japan
Ikebukuro station at night,Toshima-Ku,Tokyo,Japan

Information
open 10:00~21:30

Admission Fee
Adult(Over 15,include high school student) 620 yen
Child(5-15 primary scool,junior hischool student) 460yen
Infant(4-5) 310yen
Senior (over 65) 500yen *need to show document that your age is described.(for example passport)

You can use tripod.

Sun Shine City Observatory (Japanese)

Nearest station:Ikebukuro station

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