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Sunshine City Konica Minolta Planetarium Manten

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Address: 3-1-3 Higashiikebukuro | Worldimportmart Bldg Rooftop, Toshima 170-0013 , Tokyo Prefecture
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Not educational but still very enjoyable

I had no idea what to expect going in, but thought I might learn something about stars and planets etc. Learned absolutely nothing but was entertained nonetheless. My 6yo also... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 July 2016
Campbell R
Melbourne, Australia
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Kawasaki, Japan
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

I wish I could rate this below one. This should not be called planetarium. They are blatantly cheating people by calling it so. During the entire time we were there they were playing songs while lighting up the screen with dotted lights. We took kids there to show the sky, planets and the universe but here we were seeing sun... More 

1 Thank pharoah_dh
Brisbane, Australia
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99 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Was expecting a show about planets, stars and galaxies. Instead it was a show about dolphins and sunsets better suited to an Imax theatre. There was some showing of the celestial sphere with superimposed zodiac signs. Ironic given that Japan slaughters 100s of dolphins annually at Taiji. Coming from Australia I could have seen the same show for free just... More 

1 Thank Liane D
Halmstad, Sweden
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

This was the weirdest thing I experienced in Japan so far. And not in a good way. Something about dolphins enjoying to swim together.

2 Thank dimman87
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

We expected a lot from the planetarium. But it was more of showcasing the music rather than learning about our universe and its planets. My family and I slept the whole time. Very boring and not educational. I do not recommend this place 😣😑

2 Thank Adora G
Melbourne, Australia
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42 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

I had no idea what to expect going in, but thought I might learn something about stars and planets etc. Learned absolutely nothing but was entertained nonetheless. My 6yo also enjoyed it. Great music and visual effects. The show was called Goodnight or something like that and we got the English audio guide. Be aware that you won't know if... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

We chanced upon this when we were in Sunshine City on a rainy day. Bought tickets 20 minutes before the hourly show. The narration was in Japanese (headsets with English translation provided). I think even non-Japanese speakers would enjoy it because the visuals were intuitive, and the music was wonderful. It was so relaxing that I dozed off in the... More 

2 Thank ChoonShian
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

We went here thinking that this planetarium will educate us about planets and such (like the ones i have visited before), but it turns out to be an hour long "movie" about how we should love the earth etc. It is a nice place to spend time with your partner but for someone like me who has only 5 days... More 

2 Thank Ruff_Zahra
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed the planetarium. Was expecting to see planets but that didn't stop me from enjoying the artistry and cool soundtrack. I almost bought the cd at the end.

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Panajachel, Guatemala
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13 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

We traveled 1.5 hours to see this and it was not worthwhile... I don't think they should call it a planetarium. You don't see any planets and they show stars only very briefly. I didn't like the music and didn't find the audiovisual presentation impressive. It was a waste of time and money. I fell asleep for a good portion... More 

2 Thank KathleenKumi
Adelaide, Australia
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36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

A misleading description to call this a planetarium - it was more of a chilled-out audiovisual experience. That would be great if I intended to go to a chilled-out audiovisual experience, but what I wanted was a bit of education and fun using the unique options available in a planetarium. There was a lot of missed opportunity - some valuable... More 

Thank Mick J

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Ikebukuro is an area of massive development. Several thousand tenants occupy two giant department stores and shopping malls, where all sorts of shopping and gourmet foods can be enjoyed. The 60-story building at the east entrance of the station, Sunshine City, is a landmark within Ikebukuro and features an aquarium, planetarium, theme park as well as an observation platform. The popular name for the western side of this area is "Otome Road" (Maiden Road) and there are many shops selling products related to anime with a female theme. It has rapidly become the worldwide headquarters for ‘otaku’ or geek culture.
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