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Awesome Things to Do In Japan: 10 Most Popular Spots in Shinagawa! (December 2019 Ranking)

Awesome Things to Do In Japan: 10 Most Popular Spots in Shinagawa! (December 2019 Ranking)

Date published: 3 January 2020

These are the top recommendations for Shinagawa, with travel tips and more, according to LIVE JAPAN, a top-class travel website for visitors to Japan. Our ranking is based on the most popular pages viewed by foreign visitors in a given category.

For instance, Togoshi Ginza Shotengai, Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa, Shinagawa Shrine and other related spots will be listed. Be sure to check them out during your visit to Shinagawa!

Table of Contents
  1. 1.Togoshi Ginza Shotengai
  2. 2.Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa
  3. 3.Shinagawa Shrine
  4. 4.Tokaido Shinagawa-juku
  5. 5.Epson Aqua Park Shinagawa
  6. 6.Hara Museum of Contemporary Art
  7. 7.Kyu-Shimazu Koshakutei
  8. 8.The Prince Sakura Tower Tokyo
  9. 9.Araiya
  10. 10.New Otani Inn Tokyo

1.Togoshi Ginza Shotengai

1.Togoshi Ginza Shotengai

The 1.3 km-long Togoshi Ginza Shopping Street is one of the longest such streets in the Kanto area. It is a very lively street with many customers even on weekdays. There are 400 shops comprising three promotional organizations: specialty shops selling necessities such as grocery stores, clothing stores and general stores as well as essential services including medical clinics, welfare facilities, banks and dry cleaners. There is even a golf school and glass workshop to enjoy one's spare time. Overall, this is a community-based shopping district. It has a popular mascot character, Togoshi Ginjiro (commonly called Gin-chan) who livens up the street and events. Togoshi Ginza croquette (Japanese hash brown) is a popular food here that many shops make in their own style. Food fairs from different regions are held regularly at Gin-chan Bussan Theater; they offer free tastings and giveaways, too. A ten-minute walk from Togoshi Ginza Station on the Tokyu Ikegami Line.

2.Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa

2.Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa

An urban-type entertainment aquarium, using digital production such as projection mapping to convey the charm of the ocean world.
We are located only two minutes on foot from Shinagawa Station, which is an eleven-minute train ride from Haneda Airport. The aquarium is indoors, so it can be enjoyed in any kind of weather and visited comfortably when traveling.
We have diverse events throughout the year interwoven with the beauty of each season, so visitors can come numerous times and enjoy themselves. The dolphin performance in the circular arena boasts a different program at day and night. At night, you can enjoy the dolphin performance in a magical atmosphere with 360° projection mapping. We also offer many exciting activities, such as a jellyfish zone with mirrored walls and ceiling, a bar space where you can drink while gazing at the creatures and an immersion area (newly opened from July 2019) where sea creatures and the seasons change in harmony.

3.Shinagawa Shrine

3.Shinagawa Shrine

Shinagawa-jinja Shrine was said to be built on the orders of Minamoto no Yoritomo (1147–1199), founder of the Kamakura Government, for the security of seafaring vessels and as a personal wish. The shrine was called Kita-shinagawa Inari-sha (enshrining a fox deity) during the Edo period. When Tokai-ji temple in northern Shinagawa was founded, the shrine served as its guardian shrine until the end of the Edo period because it was in the unlucky northeast direction (kimon, or demon gate) of Tokai-ji. The aging shrine was rebuilt in 1964. It is one of 10 shrines in Tokyo. Its annual festival in June, called Shinagawa-jinja Reitaisai, attracts so many people that you cannot move in the street. Portable shrine bearers come from neighboring prefectures in Kanto; the mikoshi sway to the tempo of drums and flute (called Shinagawa-byoshi). In and around the shrine are many stalls enhancing the festive mood. Its touted benefits include: success in entrance exams, health or recovery from illness, business success and luck. A one-minute walk from the North Exit of Shin-bamba Station on the Keihin Kyuko Line.

4.Tokaido Shinagawa-juku

4.Tokaido Shinagawa-juku

Tokaido Road was one of the main roads established during the Edo Period. Tokaido Shinagawa-shuku was the first stop on the road that connected Edo (Tokyo) to Kyoto. The station had a honjin and waki-honjin (main and auxiliary lodgings for feudal lords and his vassals) and hatago inns where common people stayed, and toiyaba, the administrative office for freight forwarders. During the Edo Period (1603-1868), Shinagawa was a lively town with a population of 7,000 and 1,600 houses. The Old Tokaido Road, which still has the same width as it did in the Edo Period, is now a tourist attraction with a free-of-charge rest house, dagashiya (traditional snack stores) which are hard to find these days, and a wide variety of historical and scenic sites. A tour around the major spots will take about two hours at a leisurely pace. Sento, or traditional style public baths, are still in operation although the number is decreasing. It is really a nice experience to relax in a large bathtub after walking around. Shinagawa-shuku is close to Kitashinagawa, Shin-Banba and Aomono-Yokocho stations on the Keikyu Main Line.

5.Epson Aqua Park Shinagawa

5.Epson Aqua Park Shinagawa

This is a new style aquarium located in the Shinagawa Prince Hotel. The aquarium consists of two floors and 11 booths. On the first floor, called the ground floor, there are not only displays of sea creatures for one to appreciate, but there are water tanks with touch panels and other attractions. You can enjoy many performances that are linked with sea creatures. As for the Jellyfish Ramble, which provides a harmony of swaying jellyfish, lighting, and sounds, the mysterious world it creates is very attractive. On the second floor, there is an undersea tunnel of about 20 meters in length, and you can see about 10 species of rays and other sea life that you can only see in this aquarium. The main attraction is the stadium, where you can enjoy the dynamic performance of the dolphins. You can also view the show from 360 degrees. In addition, there is a café bar with a dreamy atmosphere created by luminous coral, and other attractions, such as a merry-go-round. It is located a two-minute walk from the Takanawa Exit of the Shinagawa Station on the JR Keikyu Line and the Shinkansen (bullet train) Line.

  • Epson Aqua Park Shinagawa
    Epson Aqua Park Shinagawa
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    • Address 4-10-30, Takanawa, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 108-8611
    • Nearest Station Shinagawa Station (Tokaido Shinkansen Line / JR Tokaido Main Line / JR Yokosuka Line / JR Keihin-Tohoku Line / JR Yamanote Line / JR Ueno Tokyo Line / Keikyu Main Line)
      2 minutes on foot
    • Phone Number 03-5421-1111

6.Hara Museum of Contemporary Art

6.Hara Museum of Contemporary Art

Hara Museum of Contemporary Art was opened in 1979 as a museum of contemporary art utilizing a western-style building designed by Jin Watanabe, who modeled it on 1930's European-style architecture. It houses an art collection of more than 1,000 works from Japan, Europe, Asia and Latin America and introduces a wide range of post-1950's contemporary art including paintings, sculptures, photographs, videos and installation art. There is a cafe facing the courtyard where you can relax and enjoy a drink or a dish made with seasonal ingredients after enjoying the world of art. In the museum shop you will find items that may add an artistic touch to your every day life. It is 15-minute walk from the Takanawa exit of JR Shinagawa Station. Alternatively, you can take the Toei bus bound for Gotanda Station from Shinagawa Station, get off at the Gotenyama stop and walk three minutes.

  • Hara Museum of Contemporary Art
    • Address 4-7-25, Kitashinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, 140-0001
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    • Nearest Station Shinagawa Station (Tokaido Shinkansen Line / JR Tokaido Main Line / JR Yokosuka Line / JR Keihin-Tohoku Line / JR Yamanote Line / JR Ueno Tokyo Line / Keikyu Main Line)
      15 minutes on foot
    • Phone Number 03-3445-0651

7.Kyu-Shimazu Koshakutei

7.Kyu-Shimazu Koshakutei

The western building designed in the Renaissance style was designed by the English architect, Josiah Conder. After the completion, the interiors the building were designed by Seiki Kuroda who was an artist of Western paintings. Later on in 1962, it was purchased by Seisen University and since then it has been used as its academic building with the thought that the students can study in a real cultural environment. In 2012, it was acknowledged for its historical significance and was registered as Tokyo Metropolitan area-designated tangible cultural property. The interior of the building such as the sculptures on the fireplaces, the staircase handrails and the stained glass are all kept in the same state as when they were constructed and since it is used as the main building of Seisen University, the days when the building can be visited by outsiders are limited to dates like official opening days, the annual garden party or during the campus festival. Please check in advance. It is a 10-minute walk from ”Gotanda” Station accessible with the JR Yamanote Line, the Toei Subway Asakusa Line or the Tokyu Ikegami Line.

8.The Prince Sakura Tower Tokyo

8.The Prince Sakura Tower Tokyo

Spacious guest rooms have modern Japanese taste with cherry blossom motif carpet and a view of Japanese garden displaying its beauty through the year. All the rooms have a Jetted tub for a relaxing bath time.

  • The Prince Sakura Tower Tokyo
    • Address 3-13-1, Takanawa, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 108-0074
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    • Nearest Station Shinagawa Station (Tokaido Shinkansen Line / JR Tokaido Main Line / JR Yokosuka Line / JR Keihin-Tohoku Line / JR Yamanote Line / JR Ueno Tokyo Line / Keikyu Main Line)
      3 minutes on foot
    • Phone Number 03-5798-1111

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9.Araiya

9.Araiya

Located in Takanawa, Minato Ward, Tokyo, where quiet residential areas blend with skyscrapers, Araiya is a 1-minute walk from Sengakuji Station and only one stop from Shinagawa Station. Come savor the freedom inherent to detached accommodations in a space where Western and Japanese styles merge to create a playful, calming ambience. In addition, the hotel’s concierge will assure you’re provided with comfortable services on par with luxury hotels. Additionally, the hotel invites you to experience traditional Japanese culture in details like the traditional directly-heated goemon-buro bathtub and classic hako-kaidan staircase drawers. You also have the option of booking the whole hotel depending on the number of guests.

  • Araiya
    • Address 2-17-1, Takanawa, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 108-0074
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    • Nearest Station Sengakuji Station (Toei Asakusa Line / Keikyu Main Line)
      1 minute on foot
    • Phone Number 03-6712-9440

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10.New Otani Inn Tokyo

10.New Otani Inn Tokyo

A hotel directly connected to Osaki Station and ideal for business use. Unique concept rooms including ladies rooms and healing rooms are highly appreciated by female guests and business persons. A broad range of package plans are available.

  • New Otani Inn Tokyo
    • Address 1-6-2, Osaki, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, 141-0032
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    • Nearest Station Osaki Station (JR Shonan Shinjuku Line / JR Yamanote Line / JR Saikyo Line / Rinkai Line)
    • Phone Number 03-3779-9111

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