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.
Where is Shinagawa
Have fun at Shinagawa, a transportation hub!
Since many trains including Shinkansen (bullet trains) stop at Shinagawa station, Shinagawa is famous as the place to change trains or as the large business town. Yet, it has many spots to enjoy! Below are the recommendable spots around Shinagawa station, an area that is currently under redevelopment and becoming more convenient every year!
Tokyo has 10 special shrines selected by the Meiji Emperor. He sent imperial messengers to those shrines to hope for a national protection. As Shinagawa Jinja shrine was selected in 1868 by the Meiji Emperor, many Japanese still visit the shrine. It also has a small fountain called ‘Ichiryumanbai’ that is believed to be lucky with money. You may see visitors who wash their coins at this fountain water!
Hara Museum of Contemporary Art opened in 1979 is a popular museum in Shinagawa. Mr. Kunizo Hara, a famous Japanese businessman, used to live at this museum’s building and his grandson opened as a museum to the public. Many art lovers 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.
Nikon museum opened in 2015 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Nikon company. It has 12 areas exhibiting Nikon’s products where you can take a look at about 400 camera lenses and other high technological items! What makes here special is that you can enter for free to enjoy the whole Nikon history. Must visit spot for camera lovers!
Shinagawa area has lots of recommendable spots!
As many lines run through Shinagawa station, areas you can easily access from Shinagawa have recommendable spots as well! Shinagawa Aquarium at Omori Kaigan station is very popular among families since its opening. Togoshi Ginza shopping arcade, a historical local shopping arcade always filled with many people and Tennozu Isle, a beautiful town by the Tokyo Bay are also nice places to have fun!