Shinagawa, located in the heart of Tokyo, is a dynamic mix of traditional and contemporary Japanese culture. This bustling ward is a significant transport hub, with Shinagawa Station serving several major train lines, including the high-speed Shinkansen. Home to numerous corporate headquarters, it is a thriving business center during the day, while at night, it transforms into a lively entertainment district with a wide array of restaurants, bars, and izakayas. Yet, amidst this hustle and bustle, Shinagawa offers tranquil retreats, such as the serene Shinagawa Shrine and the beautiful Shinagawa Aquarium. It’s a captivating blend of Tokyo’s past, present, and future.
- From Tokyo Station: Take the JR Yamanote Line or JR Keihin-Tohoku Line direct to Shinagawa Station. It is about a 10-minute ride and costs 170 yen.
- From Shibuya Station: Take the JR Yamanote Line direct to Shinagawa Station. It’s approximately a 15-minute ride and costs 170 yen.
- From Haneda Airport: Take the Tokyo Monorail to Hamamatsucho Station and then switch to the JR Yamanote Line or JR Keihin-Tohoku Line to Shinagawa. This journey will take around 30 minutes and costs 570 yen.
By Shinkansen (Bullet Train)
- From Shin-Osaka Station: Shinagawa is also a stop on the Tokaido Shinkansen line which connects Tokyo with Osaka. From Shin-Osaka Station, it takes about 2.5 hours on the Hikari train and costs around 14,450 yen.
- From Tokyo Station: Driving from Tokyo Station to Shinagawa takes about 20 minutes, depending on the traffic. Take the Higashi-Kanto Expressway and then get onto Route 1. Please note that parking in Shinagawa can be expensive.
Please remember that these times and prices may vary, so it is advisable to check for any changes before you travel.