Shinagawa in Tokyo

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  • Tokyo Shinagawa Station

  • Tokyo Shinagawa Station

  • Inside The Shinagawa Station In Tokyo

  • Tokyo Shinagawa Station

  • Tokyo Shinagawa-ku

  • Tokyo Near Shinagawa Station

  • Tokyo Near Shinagawa Station

  • Tokyo Near Shinagawa Station

  • Tokyo Shinagawa Station

  • Tokyo Infront Of Shinagawa Station

  • Tokyo Shinagawa Along The Meguro River

  • Tokyo Shinagawa Crossing The Meguro River

  • Tokyo Shinagawa Meguro River Walk

  • Fureai Bridge Shinagawa To Tennozu Isle

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Facts & Figures

Tokyo has 23 special wards and Shinagawa-ku is one of them. Shinagawa's population is app. 344000 with an total area of 22.72 square kilometre. Best Ryokans in TokyoExplore Ryokans in Tokyo
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One of the main transportation hubs of Tokyo the Shinagawa Station is located there.

History

Shinagawa was one of the post towns following the Tokaido route (established in the early 1600s). This route, also called East Sea Road, connected Kyoto with Edo (now Tokyo). Because of the intense trade along this route Shinagawa became an wealthy and important town.

Location

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The Shinagawa ward (district) is located at the Tokyo Bay.

How to get to Shinagawa?

  • Shinagawa St. is served by JR Keihin-Tohoku, Yamanote, Tokaido and Yokosuka Lines
  • 18min from Shinjuku Station to Shinagawa Station by JR Yamanote Line
  • 10min from Tokyo Station to Shinagawa Station by JR Yamanote Line

Sightseeing spots

Top:

Meguro River Walk - follow the river in the urban center of Tokyo

Sengaku-ji - this temple was the resting place of the famous 47 Ronin (group of samurai)

Hara Museum of Contemporary Art - small museum but worth a visit, entrance fee for adults 1000 yen, students 700 yen

Epson Aqua Stadium - visit the dolphin and seal shows there

Festival & Events (dates can change without notice)

May/June

Ebara-jinja Shrine Grand Festival (30th till 1st)
The highlight of this festival is when a mikoshi (portable shrine) is carried into the sea at the Odaiba Kaihin Park. The location of this event is 2-30-28 Kita-Shinagawa.

June

Shinagawa-jinja Shrine Grand Festival (6th till 8th)
Great festival accompanied by the beat of the Shinagawa byoshi rhythm (shime daiko drum and shinobue bamboo flute). Dont miss the Orion Dochu (procession with beautiful dressed oiran/courtesans) and the large mikoshi (portable shrine) carried out of the Shinagawa-jinja Shrine.

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