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Shinagawa is one of the 23 wards of central Tokyo. Historically, parts of this ward were known as Shimazuyama. Many feudal lords (daimyo) maintained estates in this area during the Tokugawa Shogunate. More recently, this area is the birthplace and home of Sony.


Get in

JR Shingawa Station is on the JR Yamanote, Keihin-Tohoku, and Tokaido lines. Shinkansen service to Shinagawa also started in late 2003.

The Shinagawa area is also served by the Mita and Asakusa subway lines.

The Keikyu Railway offers quick and cheap service from Shinagawa to Haneda Airport for domestic flights.

See

  • Sengakuji temple dedicated to the 47 Ronin.
  • Shinagawa Aquarium and park.

Do

The central immigration office for the Tokyo area is now in Shinagawa. Exit JR Shinagawa Station on the Konan side and follow the signs to the bus station serving Immigration.

Shinagawa Prince Executive Tower offers chain restaurants, souvenir shopping, limousine bus service to Narita, an IMAX theater, and a movie multiplex.

Buy

Eat

Budget


Mid-range

  • Devi Indian Restaurant- excellent Indian about 5 minutes walk directly north along the main street at Shinagawa Station.
  • Ribera Steakhouse- reasonably priced steaks with a C&W meets pro-wrestling theme. 12 minutes walk from JR Shinagwa, 5 minutes walk from JR Gotanda, or 2 minutes walk from Takanawadai Station on the Asakusa line.


Splurge

  • Ne Quittez Pas- high end French cuisine a short walk from Gotanda Station.

Drink

Directly across the street from JR Shinagawa Station you will find Enoteca on the second level of Shinagwa Wing. Shop for imported wines, or sample glasses in their small cafe.

Sleep

With the new Shinkansen service to Shinagawa, the area hotels have become much more convenient (and crowded). Shinagawa Prince, Takanawa Prince, and others are all clustered on the west side of the station. The Tokyu Inn a few minutes south of the station is a bit cheaper. Also, try JR Gotanda Station in Shinagawa ward for cheaper business hotels or capsules.


Contact

Internet Cafes

  • Yahoo Cafe, Shinagawa Prince Executive Tower.

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