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Updated: March 16, 2023

A key Tokyo transit point and portal to food, fun and entertainment

Shinagawa Station is also a Shinkansen station and one of the stops on a direct route to Haneda Airport. Most local JR trains pass through here as well. Yet the area offers much more than a quick coffee stop on the way to somewhere else. Venture out of the station to discover modern waterfront developments, great food, shopping, recreation and historical legends laid to rest.


  • Enjoy gourmet treats and recreation options near the station
  • Stroll around the modern waterfront development of Tennozu Isle
  • Resting samurai, contemporary art and a night at the races

How to Get There

Shinagawa Station is on the JR Yamanote, Keihin-Tohoku, Yokosuka, Tokaido, and Keikyu lines. For Tennozu Isle, take the Tokyo Rinkai Line or the Tokyo Monorail.

From Haneda Airport: 45 minutes by Limousine Bus to Shinagawa Station, or 35 minutes by train.
From Narita Airport: One hour 25 minutes by Limousine Bus or one hour 40 minutes by train.
From Shinjuku Station: 19 minutes to Shinagawa Station on the JR Yamanote Line.
From Tokyo Station: 9 minutes to Shinagawa Station on the JR Keihin-Tohoku Line.

Free Wi-Fi, tax-free shopping and places to have fun

The “Atre Shinagawa” shopping complex, directly connected to the station building, is home to a wide range of cafés, restaurants and shops, and also offers free Wi-Fi and some tax-free shopping. Although large-scale construction continues to dominate the landscape outside Shinagawa Station, don't be put off. You’ll find plenty of gourmet treats and recreation beyond the scaffolding. Located across the main road in the Shinagawa Prince Hotel is Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa with its dolphin shows and Jellyfish Ramble—blooms of jellyfish gliding through large tanks. The hotel also provides you with some classic recreational fun—rent one of the 80 bowling lanes at the Bowling Center or catch a movie at the cinema complex T-Joy Prince Shinagawa, with its 11 screens.

Shinagawa Prince Hotel©Shinagawa Prince Hotel
Shinagawa Prince Hotel (bowling center)©Shinagawa Prince Hotel Bowling
T-JOY Prince Shinagawa©T・JOY PRINCE Shinagawa


Waterfront warehouses and canal-side dining

Urban planners have been busy redeveloping the old warehouse district of Tennozu Isle, adding modern buildings along the canal-front and bayside. Feel the sea breeze and take a stroll along the boardwalk before stopping off at T.Y.Harbor for steak and craft beer with great views of the water. After browsing the cafés and galleries lining Bond Street, visit the WHAT Museum (Warehouse of Art TERRADA) for a rare opportunity to learn about contemporary art and architectural culture.

Tennozu Isle


The Shinagawa scene—art, history and horse racing

Head outside the station and discover a treasure trove of art, history and recreation. While you may not have heard of Sengakuji Temple, you'll probably know about the 47 Ronin—the band of samurai who died for loyalty. The 47 are laid to rest at this temple—as is their ill-fated lord. If you find yourself a little low on funds, head to Shinagawa Shrine. Legend has it that if you wash your money in the sacred water of Ana Inari Shrine, a small shrine in the grounds, it will increase ten thousand-fold.

Those who appreciate art should visit the O Art Museum. The exhibits feature works from a variety of genres, so visitors can always find something new to enjoy, and since it's located in the Ohsaki New City building complex, it's easy to go shopping after you're finished. The long shopping streets of Togoshi-Ginza and Musashi-Koyama are perfect for an afternoon of snacking and strolling. When evening falls, take a trip to Oi Racecourse for a night of horse racing. The "Twinkle Races" are held from March to December. (Races are held in the daytime from January to February.)

Sengakuji Temple
Shinagawa jinja
Shinagawa jinja Torii
O Art Museum
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Shinagawa may seem like a bustling business district, but the area is also home to a multitude of accommodation options including full-service hotels, business hotels, guest houses and hostels. For travelers seeking an extended stay, serviced apartments are also available as a long-term option.





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