Ikebukuro: Sunshine 60 Mall, Pokemon Center, J-World, Neko Cafes, and More

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TUJ students greeted by a giant Charizard/Pikachu statue in the Pokemon Center located in Ikebukuro's Sunshine 60.

TUJ students greeted by a giant Charizard/Pikachu statue in the Pokemon Center located in Ikebukuro’s Sunshine 60 Mall.

Large plush Pokemon toys of popular characters available in the Pokemon Center for around ¥3700.

Large plush Pokemon toys of popular characters available in the Pokemon Center for around ¥3700 in Ikebukuro’s Sunshine 60 Mall.

TUJ students checking out various kinds merchandise at the Pokemon Center including keychains, stuffed toys, hand towels, mugs, cards, and more. Located in Ikebukuro's Sunshine 60.

TUJ students checking out various kinds merchandise at the Pokemon Center including keychains, stuffed toys, hand towels, mugs, cards, and more. Located in Ikebukuro’s Sunshine 60 Mall.

One of many special performances that Ikebukuro's Sunshine 60 puts on every week. The loud music was heard throughout the mall and people on several different floors gathered to watch.

One of many special performances that Ikebukuro’s Sunshine 60 puts on every week. The loud music was heard throughout the mall and people on several different floors gathered to watch.

After the event, the performers invited children from the audience to perform with them.

After the event, the performers invited children from the audience to perform with them.

An affordable restaurant in Ikebukuro's Sunshine 60 called Restaurant Bambi. Menu items include items such as hamburger steak with salad, corn, vegetables, and a bowl of rice for only ¥980.

An affordable restaurant in Ikebukuro’s Sunshine 60 called Restaurant Bambi. Menu items include choices such as a sizable meal including hamburger steak with salad, corn, vegetables, and a bowl of rice for only ¥980.

TUJ students gathered for lunch at Restaurant Bambi in Ikebukuro's Sunshine 60.

TUJ students gathered for lunch at Restaurant Bambi in Ikebukuro’s Sunshine 60 Mall.

TUJ students waiting for their meal at Restaurant Bambi in Ikebukuro's Sunshine 60.

TUJ students waiting for their meal at Restaurant Bambi in Ikebukuro’s Sunshine 60 Mall.

Ikebukuro's Sunshine 60 holds a large Shounen Jump attraction where people can go through different interactive and recreated sets, as well as attraction rides of popular anime/manga series such as Naruto and One Piece.

Ikebukuro’s Sunshine 60 Mall holds a large Shounen Jump attraction where people can go through different interactive and recreated sets, as well as attraction rides of popular anime/manga series such as Naruto and One Piece.

A maid cafe employee advertising on the streets of Ikebukuro. Similar themed cafes/restaurants are very popular throughout Tokyo.

A maid cafe employee advertising on the streets of Ikebukuro. Similar themed cafes/restaurants are very popular throughout Tokyo.

TUJ students lining up to pay for entry at Nekorobi, a neko (cat) cafe located in the department store Tokyu Hands on the 8th floor in Ikebukuro.

TUJ students lining up to pay for entry at Nekorobi, a neko (cat) cafe located in the department store Tokyu Hands on the 8th floor in Ikebukuro.

The head of a wide-mouthed and happy cat greets customers at the entrance of the neko (cat) cafe Nekurobi in the department store Tokyu Hands on the 8th floor in Ikebukuro.

The head of a wide-mouthed and happy cat greets customers at the entrance of the neko (cat) cafe Nekurobi in the department store Tokyu Hands on the 8th floor in Ikebukuro.

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