Where is Shinagawa?

Shinagawa is a station of Shinkansen (bullet train) and also directly connected to Haneda Airport by train. It is easy to access from/to central Tokyo. Since lots of offices are located in Shinagawa, you’ll see a number of business men at Shinagawa. In the morning, trains and Shinagawa station are super crowded and at night, many business men gather for drinking. It is surely a lively town in Tokyo to see local Japanese! Shinagawa also has tourist attractions so don’t miss those too.
 
 
 
 

Shinagawa main sightseeing spots

“Neo-futuristic aquarium where also has 2 attractions!”
Aqua park Shinagawa

Aqua park Shinagawa is a new futuristic aquarium using high technological lights, sounds, and videos for the display. Highly entertaining events such as collaborations of dolphin shows and projection mapping are held. This new concept of aquarium is very popular among all generations! You can also play with 2 attractions, the port of pirates and the dolphin party.

Aqua park Shinagawa
Address:4-10-30, Takanawa, Minato City, Tokyo, 108-8611
Access:3 minutes walk from “Shinagawa sta.”
Official:http://www.aqua-park.jp/aqua/en/

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“One of the biggest aquariums in central Tokyo area”
Shinagawa Aquarium

Shinagawa Aquarium was built in 1991 and the number of visitors became 1 million just in 6 months. You can see how this aquarium is popular. There are about 25 areas for displays where you can see cute fishes to powerful sharks! Shows of penguins, dolphins, and sea lions are held too so don’t miss to check the schedule. Some people visit here just for the restaurant, ‘dolphin’ and a aquarium store, ‘seagull.’

Shinagawa Aquarium
Address:3-2-1 Katsushima, Shinagawa City, Tokyo 140-0012
Access:8 minutes walk from “Omorikaigan sta.”
Official:https://www.aquarium.gr.jp

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“A photogenic town near Shinagawa”
Tennozu Isle

Tennozu Isle is a mixture of business and residential town. You can find lovely restaurants by the Tokyo bay. One of the best restaurants is TY Harbor where you can enjoy brewed beers and delicious hamburgers. I recommend walk around Tennozu Isle and feel easy!

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“Longest local shopping arcade in Tokyo”
Togoshi Ginza Shotengai

As Togoshi Ginza Shotengai is the Tokyo’s longest shopping arcade, you can enjoy lots of delicious local foods here. The length of the street is 1.3 kilometers and about 400 stores are lined up. It is famous place to have a walk and eat tour. From Taiyaki, rice balls, to Karaage and beers… It is the best place to learn and eat Japanese local dishes! This arcade also has a small public bathing facility where you can experience Japanese culture.

Togoshi Ginza Shotengai
Address:3-1-18 Togoshi, Shinagawa City, Tokyo 142-0041
Access:0 minutes walk from “Togoshi sta.”
Official:http://www.togoshiginza.jp/en/

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“A popular museum located at residential area in Shinagawa”
Hara Museum of contemporary art

Mr. Kunizo Hara, a famous businessman, used to live at this museum’s building and his grandson opened as a museum to the public. Many foreigners who love arts visit here to see temporal exhibitions. Hara Museum Arc, which is a sister museum of Hara Museum, is located at Gunma prefecture. In 2020 December, Hara Museum in Tokyo will be transferred to this Hara Museum Arc. Why don’t you visit here before it will be transferred to Gunma? 

Hara Museum of contemporary art
Address:4-7-25, Kitashinagawa, Shinagawa City, Tokyo 140-0001
Access:15 minutes walk from “Shinagawa sta.”
Official:https://www.haramuseum.or.jp/en/hara/

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“Where you can learn history and products of Nikon”
Nikon Museum

This museum was built in 2015 to celebrate 100th anniversary of Nikon company. There are 12 areas exhibiting Nikon’s products and you can see numerous camera lenses (about 400 lenses…!) and other high technological items. What makes here special is that you can enter for free to take a look at the whole Nikon history. Even you’re not a fan of cameras, I would like you to visit here to feel Japanese technology. 

Nikon Museum
Address:2-15-3, Konan, Minato City, Tokyo 108-6290
Access:7 minutes walk from “Shinagawa sta.”
Official:https://www.nikon.com/about/corporate/museum/

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“One of the 10 Tokyo shrines selected by Meiji Emperor”
Shinagawa shrine

Tokyo has special 10 shrines selected by Meiji Emperor that he sent imperial messengers to hope for national protection. Shinagawa shrine is one of those special shrines and we wish for everything basically. You can also find a small fountain called ‘Ichiryumanbai’ at this shrine. This fountain is believed to be lucky with money and many people wash their coins at this fountain water!

Shinagawa shrine
Address:3-7-15 Kitashinagawa Shinagawa City, Tokyo 140-0001
Access:1 minutes walk from “Shinbanba sta.” north exit / 15 minutes walk from “Shinagawa sta.”
Official:https://shinagawajinja.tokyo

 

 

Summary

Shinagawa is famous as a town of business and transportations. Many local business men can be seen at Shinagawa. Even these images of Shinagawa is strong, there are tourist attractions too. The futuristic aquarium, a fashionable town, Tennozu Isle, famous shrine and mor