Shinagawa (品川) is one of Tokyo's 23 wards, and Shinagawa Station is one of the city's busiest stations. Its convenience as a transportation hub has attracted many hotels, offices, restaurants and shops to the area. Shinagawa has been catering to travelers since the Edo Period (1603-1867), when it was the first stop on the main road linking Tokyo with Kyoto.
Shinagawa Station is one of the principal transportation hubs of Tokyo. The station connects many lines, including the Yamanote Line and the Tokaido Shinkansen. Direct train connections to both Haneda Airport and Narita Airport are provided by Keikyu Railways and the Narita Express, respectively. In effect, Shinagawa Station is a convenient place of departure for a great number of destinations.
Shinagawa Station has two exits, around which much development has taken place: the Takanawa Exit on the west side, and the Konan Exit on the east side. The Takanawa side has many hotels, and many branches of the Prince hotel chain in particular. There are a number of shopping malls, including the Shinagawa Prince Hotel complex that includes cinemas, bowling and the Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa aquarium with a variety of sea creatures, a dolphin pool and frequent shows.
The area around the Konan Exit has recently undergone extensive development. Many large office buildings and company headquarters are now located in the area. The buildings have been designed to meet all the needs of the workers; dining and shopping is available on the first few floors of each building, and a large garden space has been built to give the area a pleasant atmosphere.
Shinagawa developed into an important town in the early 1600s after the construction of the Tokaido, the principal route connecting Edo (modern day Tokyo) and Kyoto, and Shinagawa was the first of fifty-three post towns along the way after departing from Nihonbashi. Post towns provided food and lodgings for travelers, much like the hotels of Shinagawa do nowadays.
Eventually, the city of Tokyo expanded and absorbed Shinagawa. The rustic feel of a post town was replaced with the familiar trappings of a modern Japanese city. However, the former Tokaido road with a few minor shrines, temples and sites of interest have been retained. A small information center is located along the road near the Ebara Shrine.
If walking between Shinagawa's sites has built up your appetite, there are two interesting places to eat, located below the train tracks. Shinatatsu Ramen consists of a group of branch restaurants of well known ramen shops serving their famous ramen dishes. Just beside is Shinatatsu Donburi, which has a mixture of shops specializing in different donburi meals, such as oyakodon, tendon and gyudon.
From Tokyo Station
10 minutes and 170 yen by JR Yamanote Line or JR Keihin-Tohoku Line.
From Shinjuku Station
18 minutes and 200 yen by JR Yamanote Line.
Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa
Ryokan SansuisoRyokan Sansuiso is only 450 metres from JR Gotanda Train Station, on the Yamanote Line. It offers traditional Japanese accommodation with tatami (woven-straw) floors, futon beds and free Wi-Fi. The air-conditioned rooms at Sansuiso Ryokan include a TV and yukata robe. Bathrooms and toilets are shared. The Shibuya area is just a 7-minute train ride from nearby Gotanda Station. Shinjuku is a 13-minute train ride away. Tokyo Big Sight is about 20 minutes away by train, and Haneda Airport is a 35-minute ride.View on Booking.com
The Strings by InterContinental, Tokyo, an IHG HotelLocated right next to JR Shinagawa Shinkansen Station, The Strings by InterContinental Tokyo offers spacious accommodation with panoramic skyline views, personalised staff attention and a 24-hour fitness centre. Free Wi-Fi is provided throughout the property. Rooms at The Strings showcase tasteful Japanese design, with large windows that offer skyline views. Each room has a seating area and a flat-screen satellite TV. The adjacent JR Shinagawa Train Station offers access to Shinkansen bullet trains to Osaka. Local trains on the Yamanote Line run directly to the Shibuya and Shinjuku areas in about 20 minutes. Guests can take an Airport Limousine Bus directly from Narita International Airport, which is a 90-minute ride away. Guests can unwind with in-room aromatherapy and reflexology, or work at the 24-hour business centre. China Shadow Restaurant serves authentic Chinese dishes with 26th-floor views. The elegant Dining Room offers international fusion fare. Room service is available 24 hours.View on Booking.com
The Prince Sakura Tower Tokyo, Autograph CollectionThe Prince Sakura Tower Tokyo is a 3-minute walk from JR Shinagawa Shinkansen Station. The hotel offers free spa and sauna facilities as well as free WiFi. Air-conditioned guestrooms feature large windows with views of the hotel’s beautiful Japanese Garden. Each room is equipped with a work desk, a fridge and a TV with cable channels. Guests can relax in the Prince Sakura's whirlpool or go for a swim at the seasonal outdoor pool at nearby Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa (extra charges apply to both). Laundry and dry cleaning services are offered. Ristorante Caffe Ciliegio is open for breakfast hours. Other on-site restaurants serves a selection of Japanese and Italian dishes. Hotel Prince Sakura Tower is a 5-minute walk from Epson Aqua Stadium and a 15-minute train ride from Tokyo Station. Big Sight Convention Centre is 11 km away, and the Roppongi area is 5.5 km away.View on Booking.com
Mitsui Garden Hotel GotandaOpen from June 2018 and located in the Shinagawa district of Tokyo, Mitsui Garden Hotel Gotanda is 2.2 km from Ebisu Garden Place and 3.9 km from Roppongi Hills. This 4-star hotel offers free WiFi. The property is 3.9 km from Mori Art Museum and 4.1 km from Tokyo Tower. The rooms in the hotel are fitted with a kettle. The private bathroom is equipped with a bath. At Mitsui Garden Hotel Gotanda every room is fitted with air conditioning and a flat-screen TV. A buffet breakfast can be enjoyed at the property. There is an in-house restaurant, which serves a variety of Italian dishes. Round-the-clock assistance is available at the reception. Nezu Museum is 4.2 km from the accommodation, while Hachiko Statue is 4.4 km from the property. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda International Airport, 9 km from Mitsui Garden Hotel Gotanda.View on Booking.com
Miyako City Tokyo TakanawaMiyako City Tokyo Takanawa offers city view rooms in Tokyo and offers free WiFi and a 24-hour front desk. There is a restaurant on site for guest's convenience. Shinagawa Station is an 8-minute walk and Tokyo Station is a 20-minute train ride away. Tokyo Tower is a 25 minute train ride away, while Ebisu Garden Place is a 30-minute bus ride away from the hotel. All air-conditioned rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, electric kettle and fridge. Rooms are equipped with a private bathroom including free toiletries, toothbrushes and a hair dryer. A buffet breakfast is available daily at Miyako City Tokyo Takanawa featuring sandwiches and a selection of side dishes, drinks and smoothies, miso soup and rice. Miyako City Tokyo Takanawa can conveniently provide information at the reception to help guests to get around the area. Guests can find a coin launderette or use laundry service at the front desk, while a drinks vending machine is fitted on site. Maxell Aqua Park is situated a 10-minute walk away. On trains, Haneda Airport is 20 minutes away, while Narita International Airport is 75 minutes from Miyako City Tokyo Takanawa.View on Booking.com
Dai-ichi Hotel Tokyo SeafortDirectly connected to Tennozu Isle Station on the Tokyo Monorail, Dai-ichi Hotel Tokyo Seafort offers accommodations with free WiFi. Massages can be requested for an extra cost and each room has city and port views. JR Shinagawa Station is a 5-minute drive, while Haneda International Airport is a 15-minute train ride away. Tokyo Dai-ichi Seafort Hotel is 15-minute train ride from JR Shibuya Station and just a 3-minute train ride from the Odaiba area via the Rinkai Line. Tokyo Disney Resort is a 30-minute drive away. Guests can watch on-demand movies on the flat-screen TV. An electric kettle and a desk are included in each. The en suite bathroom comes with slippers and a hairdryer. Currency exchange services are offered at the 24-hour front desk. An internet computer is available at the lobby for an extra charge, and you can catch up reading the newspaper in the morning. Grand Cafe has plenty of sunlight and guests can enjoy a Western buffet or full-course meals. Teppanyaki grill foods are served at Tennouzu.View on Booking.com
Grand Prince Hotel Shin TakanawaGrand Prince Hotel Shin Takanawa offers spacious rooms with a balcony beside a 5-acre Japanese garden. A 5-minute walk from Shinagawa Shinkansen Station, it features several restaurants. The property features the Club Lounge, where guests with access can relax and enjoy light meals. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. Guests at Grand Prince Hotel Shin Takanawa stay in contemporary air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi access. The en suite bathroom has a bathtub and shower, and an electric kettle is provided. From nearby Shinagawa Station, Tokyo Station is a 12-minute train ride. The Shinjuku, Harajuku and Shibuya areas can all be reached within 20 minutes by train, while Tokyo Big Sight Convention Centre is 11 km away and the Roppongi area is 5.5 km away. In mid-summer, 2 outdoor pools are available for an extra charge. A concierge provides sightseeing assistance. There is also a business room on site. A buffet-style breakfast is served at SLOPE SIDE DINER ZAKURO Buffet&Caf?. Guests can enjoy Japanese cuisine at SHIMIZU Japanese Restaurant and SHUMEI Japanese-style Room. There is also a Chinese restaurant, chocolate salon and bar at the property.View on Booking.com
Grand Prince Hotel TakanawaFeaturing a spacious garden and 7 restaurants, Grand Prince Takanawa is a 5-minute walk from JR Shinagawa Shinkansen (bullet train) Station. It offers spacious rooms with an en suite bathroom and free wired internet. The air-conditioned rooms at Grand Prince Hotel Takanawa come with a fridge and electric kettle. The private bathroom has a bathtub and hairdryer. A laptop can be rented from reception, for a fee. From the nearby JR Shinagawa Station, Shibuya, Harajuku and Akihabara areas are all 15 minutes or less away by train. Tokyo Big Sight Convention Centre and the Roppongi area are both 5.5 km away, and the Ginza area is 6.5 km away. During summer, 2 outdoor pools are available for an extra charge. Computers with internet access can be used at the business centre, and Wi-Fi is provided at a charge in the lobby and guest rooms. A concierge assists with sightseeing. Guests can start their day with a breakfast at Grand Caf? Patio.View on Booking.com
Super Hotel Shinagawa Aomono-YokochoSuper Hotel Shinagawa Aomono-Yokocho is located a 6-minute walk from Keikyu Aomono Yokocho Train Station. It features basic rooms, free WiFi and a complimentary breakfast. Drinks vending machines are on-site, and parking is available at a charge. Compact rooms are fitted with an LCD TV, a fridge and an air humidifier/cleaner. An electric kettle is provided, and the attached bathroom includes toiletries. Haneda Airport is 12.6 km away from Super Hotel Shinagawa Aomono-Yokocho, or a 20-minute train from Keikyu Aomono Yokocho Station.View on Booking.com
Super Hotel Shinagawa ShinbanbaSuper Hotel Shinagawa Shinbanba offers a hot tub, free WiFi and a complimentary breakfast with freshly baked organic breads, only a 5-minute walk from Shinbaba Train Station on the Keikyu Line. Facilities include a launderette and drinks vending machines, while massage treatments are available. Bright, compact rooms are fitted with a wall-mounted flat-screen TV and an attached bathroom with a bathtub, toilet and shower. A fridge, toiletries and an air humidifier are provided. The Shinagawa Shinbanba Super Hotel offers ironing services and luggage storage, while a trouser press can be borrowed. Ladies are offered an amenity set at check-in. The complimentary breakfast is available between 06:30 and 09:00. Super Hotel Shinbanba Shinagawa is located within a 30-minute train ride from Odaiba, Shibuya and Tsukiji. Guests can also enjoy shopping and entertainment at Roppongi, a 20-minute taxi ride away. By train, Haneda Airport is a 45-minute and Narita Airport is a 90-minute ride away.View on Booking.com