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[[Image:Shinagawa Station Tokyo.jpg|thumb|350px|Shinagawa Station]]
'''Shinagawa''' (品川) is one of the 23 wards of central [[Tokyo]], and is also a major railway station in south-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 former home of Sony.
==Understand==
Although Shinagawa is a ward of Tokyo, Shinagawa Station is actually in the ward of Minato: Shinagawa Ward is located to the southwest of Shinagawa Station, in the area surrounding [[Tokyo/Gotanda |Gotanda]] and Osaki on the Yamanote Line.
The two sides of Shinagawa Station are quite different: the west or "Takanawa" side is mainly residential, with the exception of the a sizeable hotel zone zoning immediately around the station, while the . The east side or "Konan" side ranges from commercial to industrial, although many new modern residential apartments have been developed near the station and along its many water canals. Because of the large number of railway lines passing through, it is difficult to get from one side of the station to the other without walking through the station itself, so be sure to exit the station on the correct side for your destination.
==Get in==
===By bus===
Several hotels in Shinagawa, as well as Shinagawa Station, are connected to Narita Airport via the "Airport Limousine" bus (85 min., ¥3,000)
 
 
:'''Shinagawa Bus Terminal''' ''(5 minutes walk from JR Shinagawa Station Takanawa Exit)''
::Ticket office windows: 9:00AM - 6:00PM
:*'''Keikyu Bus'''[http://www.keikyu-bus.co.jp/ (Japanese Website)]
::Tohoku - [[Hirosaki]], Gosyogawara, [[Morioka]], [[Miyako]]
::Kansai - [[Fukuchiyama]], Ayabe, [[Maizuru]]
::Chugoku - [[Tsuyama]], [[Okayama]], [[Kurashiki]], [[Tottori]], [[Kurayoshi]], [[Yonago]]
::Shikoku - [[Tokushima]], Anan, Yoshinogawa, [[Niihama]], [[Saijo]], [[Imabari]]
 
:*'''JR Bus Tohoku'''[http://www.jrbustohoku.co.jp/ (Japanese Website)]
::Tohoku - [[Sendai]]
 
:*'''Hankyu Bus'''[http://bus.hankyu.co.jp/ (Japanese Website)]
::Kansai - [[Kyoto]], [[Osaka]][[Osaka/Kita|(Umeda]],[[Osaka/Minami|Namba)]]
 
 
:*'''Mie Kotsu'''[http://www.sanco.co.jp/ (Japanese Website)]
::Chubu - [[Nabari]], [[Iga]], [[Seki]], [[Yokkaichi]]
==See==
* <see name="Sengaku-ji" alt="泉岳寺" address="" directions="nearest station is Sengakuji on the Toei Asakusa line" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">A temple most famous as the resting place of the '''47 Ronin''', a famous group of ''samurai'' who banded together to avenge their unfairly slain master. Having obtained the head of the offender, they brought it to this very temple and then were condemned to commit ritual suicide, like their master. The story is told in ''Chushingura'', the best-known of all Kabuki plays. History aside, the temple isn't much to look at, but the small museum has artifacts from the event and after, including wooden statues of all the ronin, the banner that the ronin posted during their raid, original letters, and the receipt that the priests wrote out for the head.</see>
* <see name="Shinagawa Aquarium" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.princehotels.co.jp/shinagawa/aquastadium/e/index.html" hours="" price=""></see> * <see name="Hara Museum of Contemporary Art" alt="" address="4-7-25 Kitashinagawa" directions="15 minutes walk from JR Shinagawa Station, near La Foret Hotel" phone="+81 03-3445-0651" url="http://www.haramuseum.or.jp" hours="Closed M; T,Th-Su 11AM-5PM, W 11AM-8PM" price="¥1000adults, ¥700 students" lat="" long="" email="" fax="+81 03-3473-0104">This small museum hosts a variety of interesting exhibitions in a 1930's house which is a great example of modern architecture in pre-war Japan. There is a very nice indoor/outdoor cafe.</see>
==Do==
The central immigration office for the *<listing name="Tokyo area is now in Shinagawa. Regional Immigration Bureau" alt="" directions="Exit JR Shinagawa Station on the Konan side, look to your left, and follow the signs to bus platform 8 serving Immigration" address="" phone="03-5796-7112" url="http://www.moj.go.jp/ENGLISH/information/iic-01.html" hours="M-F 9AM-12PM and 1PM-4PM" price="">This center serves foreign residents and long-term visitors.Also houses immigration detention. If going in the morning, get there early because a line forms outside long before opening hours.</listing>* <do name="Shinagawa Epson Aqua Stadium" alt="" address="Minato-ku, Takanawa 4-10-30" directions="Behind Takanawa Wing West just past the Prince Hotel Executive Tower" phone="03-3440-1111" url="http://aquastadium.jp" hours="M-F 12-10PM; Sa 10AM-10PM; SU and holidays 10AM-9PM" price="Adults ¥1,800; Elementary and middle school students ¥1,000; Kids over 4 years old ¥600" lat="" long="">Aquarium with dolphin and seal shows and hundreds of species of fish. There is also a carousel ride.</do>*<do name="Takanawa Catholic Church" alt="" address="Minato-ku, Takanawa 4-7-1" directions="A few minutes up Zakurozaka street past the Outback restaurant on the left" phone="03-3441-5556" emailurl="http://www.catakanawa.com/" faxhours="" urlprice="" hourslat="" pricelong="">An IMAX theater This modern church rebuilt on a historic site is handicapped-accessible and a movie multiplexhas Sunday Mass in English on the fourth Sunday of each month at 1PM.</do>
==Buy==
===Budget===
You don't even have to leave the station to treat yourself to a wide range of affordable restaurants. Inside the ticket barrier you can find:
* <eat name="Andersen" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="7AM-10PM" price="">If you are making an early departure for Kamakura or points south pick up sandwiches to go</eat>
*<eat name="eCute" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="03-3444-8910" url="http://www.ecute.co.jp" hours="" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">A small food court and take out restaurants featuring a couple of dozen food stands and bakery or sweet shops on the first level. This is also a very comfortably air-conditioned place to wait for a train connection. There are three full-service restaurants on the upper level. A few examples include:</eat>
** <eat name="Kongariya" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="03-5421-0431" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="From ¥150">Select from a wide range of onigiri with interesting fillings like squid and kimchee, miso or shoyu grilled riceballs, or even ones wrapped in Indian naan and baked.</eat>
** <eat name="Paul" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="03-3440-5021" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Sandwiches on real baguettes.</eat>
 
Near the West or Takanawa Exit
* <eat name="Yoshinoya" alt="" address="" directions="One block to right from Takanawa exit of the JR station" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Fast food chain with Japanese style food.</eat>
 
Near the East or Konan Exit adjacent to the Shinkansen ticket gates
* <eat name="Ushio Sushi Bar" alt="" address="" directions="On the left just past the main Atre entrance" phone="03-6717-0934" email="" fax="" url="" hours="11AM-11PM" price="Sets from ¥380">Cheap sushi by the piece or in sets. There is a bilingual menu and instruction sheet to help you with ordering and payment. There is also a quick take-out window to grab something for the road.</eat>
===Mid-range===
* <eat name="Atre New York Style" alt="" address="" directions="Shinagawa Station Konan Exit" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">A collection of restaurants grouped around a Queen Isetan grocery. Dean & Deluca, on the second floor, has a take-out sandwich and coffee bar which is convenient for supplies to get you through a long Shinkansen ride. The fourth floor has the ''Lounge Foodium'' restaurant complex including Grand Central Oyster Bar.</eat>
* <eat name="Devi Corner" alt="" address="3-24-21 Takanawa" directions="5 min. north of Shinagawa station" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Excellent Indian cuisine.</eat>
* <eat name="Franklin Ave." alt="" address="" directions="next door from Ne Quittez Pas" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">The best and priciest burgers in town.</eat>
*<eat name="Giyamantei" alt="" address="Takanawa 4-10-20" directions="In Keihin Hotel opposite Station" phone="+81 03 3442 3160" url="http://www.keihin-hotel.co.jp" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Authentic Izakaya style restaurant with English language menu.</eat>
* <eat name="Ribera Steakhouse" alt="" address="Higashi Gotanda" directions="12 minutes walk from JR Shinagwa, 5 minutes walk from JR Gotanda, or 2 minutes walk from Takanawadai Station on the Asakusa line. On Sakurada-dori between Takanawadai and Gotanda Stations, next to the Red Baron motorcycle shop" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="T-Su 6PM-11PM, closed Mondays" price="&yen;2,500-3000">Reasonably priced steaks with great character. Think C&W meets pro-wrestling. Hank Williams on cassette and photos of Andre the Giant. Look for the giant photo of Hulk Hogan tucking into a steak. Yokuzuna Akebono has been a regular here for years.</eat>
* <eat name="Beer Restaurant" alt="" address="" directions="Across the street and 1/2 block down from the East entrance of Shinagawa station" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">This is a good, authentic yakatori joint quite popular with Japanese commuters. They also have horse sashimi, something you're unlikely to encounter elsewhere.</eat>
* <eat name="Royal Host" alt="" address="" directions="First floor of the Takanawa Keikyu Hotel" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Popular "family restaurant" chain with surprisingly good coffee but little else that stands out.</eat>
*<eat name="Shinatatsu" alt="" address="Takanawa 3-26-20" directions="turn left from the West entrance of the JR station" phone="+81 03 5475 7020" url="http://www.shinatatsu.com/raumen/index.html" hours="11AM-10PM" price="" lat="" long="">Collection of noodle restaurants from the "7 Masters of Ramen".</eat>
* <eat name="Tsubame" alt="Ginza Since 1930" address="" directions="across the street, next to the bus entrance of Shinagawa Prince Hotel" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Tsubame is famous for its "hamburg" dish. Contrary to belief, lunch special only costs 1150 yen (about $10) - a bargain for the excellent quality of food. The "hamburg" dish comes piping hot covered completely in an aluminum foil - yummy.</eat>
* <eat name="Tsukemen Tetsu" alt="" address="" directions="West exit Shinagawa station, 2 minutes walk south, i.e., take a left outside the west exit" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">There are a cluster of quality noodle shops just south of the west exit, nestled under the roadway. Quite a variety of donburi, ramen, etc, some with lines at lunchtime and some without.</eat>
* <eat name="Tikka & Biryani" alt="" address="" directions="take Prince Hotel Exit of Shinagawa station, Take your Left after crossing the Road. Its about 7 minutes walk on the highways, take the lane next to Riken kiki co. Ltd. building" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Has excellent Indian Mughal Biryani.</eat>
===Splurge===
* <eat name="Ne Quittez Pas" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+81 03-3442-2382" url="" hours="Closed M; Tu-Su 12-2PM and 6PM-9PM" price="10,000 yen person and up" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">High-end French cuisine a short walk from Gotanda Station.</eat>
* <eat name="Kura" alt="Ginza Since 1930" address="" directions="one block South of the East Exit of the JR station" phone="" url="" hours="" price="Cost really depends on how hungry you are; a light meal is likely to be ¥3000, but stuffing yourself could run to ¥7000" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">This is an excellent Japan-Korean barbeque, with seafood and vegetarian options. Several waitstaff speak impeccable English.</eat>
* <drink name="Art Cafe" alt="" address="" directions="Across the street from the East side of the JR station, in the Prince hotel shopping center" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Excellent coffee, this somewhat smoky cafe is full of American and European business visitors and Japanese having espresso and a curry bun, or even a "bagette" (Japanese hot dog).</drink>
* <drink name="Starbucks" alt="" address="" directions="On the second floor of JR Shinagawa Station just before the Konan Exit" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Of course, Americans who are feeling homesick can always get a latte at Starbucks inside the JR station.</drink>
* <drink name="82 Ale House" alt="" address="" directions="Leaving Shinagawa station via the Konan exit, go down the escalator and walk down the street directly in front. Its near the end on the right hand side" phone="" url="" hours="Note that last orders are at the bizarrely early time of 10:45PM on Saturdays and Sundays" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">Very convincing Victorian style British pub. Largish drinks menu which includes single malt wiskeys, real ale and Guinness on tap for ¥850 ¥900 a pint.</drink>*<drink name="Beer Court" alt="" address="" directions="Roof terrace above Enoteca" phone="" url="" hours="Beer Garden open from 5PM in summer season" price="" lat="" long=""></drink>
==Sleep==
With the new Shinkansen service to Shinagawa, the area hotels have become much more convenient (and crowded). Rooms at the hotels near the station sell out very quickly. Try Gotanda Station, 2 stops away on the Yamanote Line, for cheaper business hotels or capsules.
 
*<sleep name="Toyoko Inn Shinagawa Eki Konan-Guchi Tennozu" alt="" address="2-2-35 Higashi-Shinagawa" directions="3 minute walk from Tennozu Island Station on Tokyo Monorail" phone="03-5715-1045" url="" checkin="16:00" checkout="10:00" price="5,980" lat="" long="">5 minutes from Shinagawa Station by free shuttle bus accessible from the downstairs right side of the Konan exit of Shinagawa Station. Toyoko Inn offers complimentary breakfast, free wi-fi, and unique to this location a sauna and bar. Prices from 5,980 for a single to 10,980 for a family twin room. www.toyoko-inn.com</sleep>
===Budget===
* <sleep name="Toyoko Inn Guesthouse Shinagawa-shuku" alt="" address="1-22-16 Kita-Shinagawa Shinagawa-ku" directions="Takanawa exitJR Kita Shinagawa Station" phone="03-6712-9440" email="[email protected]" fax="+81-3-6712-9443" url="http://www.toyoko-inn.com/e_hotel/00029/" checkin="" checkout="" price="Rack rates ¥6dormitory &yen;3,000; single &yen;3,720+500">A bit cheaper than the restSmall, and it can sell out quicklyfriendly guesthouse "for backpackers" in a very 'local' feeling location.</sleep> * <sleep name="Toyoko Inn Minami-Shinagawa" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.toyoko-inn.com/e_hotel/00049/index.html" checkin="" checkout="" price="Rack rates ¥6,720+" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">An alternative Toyoko Inn, five minutes south of Shinagawa by Keikyu local train. Availability is generally better here than the other Toyoko Inn, and the hotel is directly connected to the Keikyu line.</sleep> * <sleep name="Toyoko Inn Shinagawa" alt="" address="" directions="Takanawa exit" phone="" url="http://www.toyoko-inn.com/e_hotel/00029/" checkin="" checkout="" price="Rack rates ¥6,720+" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">A bit cheaper than the rest, and it can sell out quickly.</sleep>
===Mid-range===
* <sleep name="Keikyu EX Inn Shinagawa-Ekimae" alt="" address="" directions="Takanawa exit" phone="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.shinagawa.keikyu-exinn.co.jp/en/index.html" checkin="" checkout="" price="Rack rates ¥11,000+">Formerly known as the '''Meridien Pacific''', but since renvated and converted to a Keikyu EX Inn. </sleep>* <sleep name="New Takanawa Grand Prince Hotel" alt="" address="" directions="near the Takanawa exit" phone="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.princehotels.com/en/newtakanawa/" checkin="" checkout="" price="Rack rates ¥15,500+"></sleep>
* <sleep name="Shinagawa Prince Hotel" alt="" address="" directions="near the Takanawa exit" phone="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.princehotels.com/en/shinagawa/" checkin="" checkout="" price="Rack rates ¥15,500+"></sleep>
* <sleep name="Takanawa Keikyu" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="https://asp.hotel-story.ne.jp/ver3d/04411/index.html" checkin="" checkout="" price="Rack rates ¥11,900+">A more economical alternative to the more expensive high-service hotels, while still being good for business travelers who need the room primarily for sleeping and internet.</sleep>
* <sleep name="Shinagawa Prince Hotel" alt="" address="" directions="near the Takanawa exit" phone="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.princehotels.com/en/shinagawa/" checkin="" checkout="" price="Rack rates ¥15,500+"></sleep>
* <sleep name="Takanawa Prince Hotel" alt="" address="" directions="near the Takanawa exit" phone="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.princehotels.com/en/takanawa/" checkin="" checkout="" price="Rack rates ¥15,500+"></sleep>
* <sleep name="New Takanawa Prince Hotel" alt="" address="" directions="near the Takanawa exit" phone="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.princehotels.com/en/newtakanawa/" checkin="" checkout="" price="Rack rates ¥15,500+"></sleep>
===Splurge===
* <sleep name="Le Meridien Pacific TokyoHotel La Foret" alt="" address="品川区北品川4-7-36 Shinagawa-ku, Kita Shinagawa 4-7-36" directions="3 min. walk from Keikyu Kita Shinagawa, 5 min by bus from JR Shinagawa Takanawa exitExit, 10 min. walk from JR Gotanda Station" phone="" email="" fax="(03) 5488-3939" url="http://pacificwww.lemeridienlaforethotels.com/tokyo/" checkin="2PM" checkout="12noon" price="Rack rates ¥18¥30,680+000" lat="" long="">Originally known (and still prominently displayed) as the '''Hotel Pacific'''. The rooms have This high speed internet and smoking rooms are available, although the quality of this end hotel is significantly lower than in the more expensive Le Meridien ''Grand'' Pacific Tokyo in [[Odaiba]]deluxe Gotenyama Hills complex.</sleep> 
* <sleep name="The Strings Hotel" alt="" address="" directions="Konan exit" phone="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.stringshotel.com/english/" checkin="" checkout="" price="Rack rates ¥31,000+">A top-notch hotel near Shinagawa Station which is worth visiting for a drink or a meal to get the view of the bay and Rainbow Bridge. Part of the Intercontinental chain.</sleep>
==Contact== * <listing name="Shinigawa Prince Executive Tower`'s North and South Annex" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">2nd floor wireless hot-spot. Must purchase a ¥500 card at the front desk, which will give you one day access. Must have your own computer. Power plugs along the window side. No eating or drinking allowed at the tables.</listing>
==Get out==
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