Tokyo’s only indoor playground “Thomas Station Ikebukuro” will finally open on Thursday, March 21, 2024! Lots of original play equipment! Opening campaign also held


Pleasure Cast Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Bandai Namco Amusement Co., Ltd., will open "Thomas Station Ikebukuro," an experience shop themed after the anime "Thomas the Tank Engine," which is overwhelmingly popular among children, on Thursday, March 21, 2024. will open in Sunshine City Specialty Store District Alpa (Toshima Ward, Tokyo).

This facility, which will be fully renovated for the first time in 12 years in the winter of 2022, will feature new-look Thomas characters for the first time, and will feature a paid indoor playground for preschoolers and a sales floor stocked with a wide variety of Thomas goods.The facility is directly connected to Higashi-Ikebukuro Station. It has good access to the Sunshine City specialty store district Alpa, so you can feel free to come and visit us regardless of the climate or weather.

©2024 Gullane(Thomas) Limited.

■Introduction of each content in the facility

①Thomas' exciting square (paid play area)


Thomas's only playground in Tokyo, “Thomas' Waku Waku Square,'' has a large trial board with the popular wooden rails, as well as the “Green Hill Slide,'' where you slide with an illustration of a cheerful Thomas jumping over the rails, and Brendam. Parents and children can move their bodies and play together in the fun world of Thomas the Tank Engine, including a “ball pool'' modeled after a dock port and “cushion play equipment'' with an original design.

②Let's Go Thomas (vehicle)


I really want to ride Thomas! This is a 250mm gauge vehicle recommended for such children. *Paid

③Photo spot


A cute new-look Thomas will be welcoming you at the store! Please take a commemorative photo with your child to commemorate your visit.

④Market (souvenir shop)
Leave your Thomas goods here! There will be approximately 250 items ranging from standard toys to miscellaneous goods and apparel!
You can also purchase exclusive products from our sister store Thomas Town and Thomas Station.

・Aiueohyo (limited product)


・Diapet Thomas Town Bus (limited product)



■“Thomas Station Ikebukuro” Facility Overview

[Facility name]
Thomas Station Ikebukuro
[Opening date]
Thursday, March 21, 2024
[Opening location]
3-1 Higashiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
Sunshine City Specialty Shopping Street Alpa B1F
[Business entity]
Pleasure Cast Co., Ltd.
[Facility area]
Approximately 80 tsubo

【usage fee】
“Thomas’ Exciting Square” *All prices include tax
first 30 minutes
Weekdays Children: 700 yen Adults: 700 yen
Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays Children: 800 yen Adults: 700 yen
Every additional 10 minutes Children: 230 yen Adults: Not required
*Available for preschool children and their guardians.
*There is no charge for using the shop area.
"Let's Go Thomas" 300 yen per time

【business hours】
10:00-20:00 (last reception 19:00)
Open all year round *Subject to change according to Sunshine City.


■Opening campaign ①

"Thomas Station Ikebukuro" original design mini balloon present
For children who used "Thomas' Exciting Square" (paid area)
The first 2,500 people will receive an original mini balloon exclusive to this facility.
*The distribution will end as soon as the planned number of distributed tickets is exhausted.


■Opening campaign ②

2024 New Movie Original Design Jumbo Calendar Present
For customers who spent 2,000 yen (tax included) or more at the souvenir shop.
We are giving away a B2 size jumbo calendar with a new movie pattern in limited quantities.
*Limited to one copy per transaction *The distribution will end once the planned number of copies has been distributed.


■Opening campaign ③

2024 New Movie Postcard Size Sticker Present
For customers who used Thomas' ride, Let's Go Thomas
A limited number of new movie stickers (not for sale) will be given away.
*The distribution will end as soon as the planned number of distributed tickets is exhausted.

■About Thomas the Tank Engine


Thomas the Tank Engine is a very popular character among preschoolers who will celebrate the 80th anniversary of the original publication in 2025. "Thomas the Tank Engine" became a popular character when it appeared in the "Train Picture Book" series drawn by British clergyman Wilbert Audley, and was later adapted into a film by British film producer Britt Allcroft in 1984. . To date, the number of episodes has reached over 500, and it has been broadcast in over 200 regions around the world. In Japan, it has a history of over 45 years since the publication of the picture book and over 30 years since the TV broadcast, and is currently broadcast every Saturday on NHK E-Tele. In addition to products such as toys, picture books, and apparel, we are also developing products at numerous touchpoints, including various events, theme parks, and movies.
Official website:

■About the latest movie version

Publication title notation: “Thomas the Tank Engine: The Great Adventure!” Lookout Mountain and the Secret Tunnel”
Publication: April 19, 2024 (Friday) Nationwide roadshow
Provided by: Sony Creative Products
Distribution: Tokyo Theater
Distribution cooperation: Aeon Entertainment
Movie HP: https:/


*Information is current as of the date of announcement. Contents may change without notice after publication. Please note. ※The image is an image.

©2024 Gullane(Thomas) Limited.

[Bandai Namco Amusement] From the press release

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