Let’s walk and drop in special spots in a metropolis Tokyo!!

Let’s walk and drop in special spots in a metropolis Tokyo!!

Shinagawa Station Takanawa Exit
 
Shinagawa Station Konan Exit

The "Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido," as it was known in ukiyo-e paintings (scenes of everyday life in the Edo period) by Hiroshige Utagawa, refers to the 53 post towns along the route between Edo and Kyoto. Shinagawa-shuku, the first of these towns, has prospered since ancient times as a gateway to the Tokaido Highway and as a shipping hub. In the Shinagawa area, there's a perfect balance of historic spots that retain traces of ancient times and trend-setting fashionable spots. This time, we start from Takanawa and walk all the way to Tennozu, the waterfront area on Tokyo Bay. You're sure to discover the various charms of Shinagawa.

Start 

Shinagawa Station Takanawa Exit
(JR Tokaido Main Line, Yamanote Line, Keihin Tohoku Line,Yokosuka Line, keikyu Main Line)

Goal 

Shinagawa Station Konan Exit
(JR Tokaido Main Line, Yamanote Line, Keihin Tohoku Line,Yokosuka Line, keikyu Main Line)

Distance 

About 4.9㎞

Walking Time 

about 1hour

Standard time for stopover places 

      about
      2.5hours
         about 
         1hour
         about 
        20mins
 
      ー

Standard Time of this route 

about 5hours 

The illustrated map of this course

Walking Video

Vol17 Cinematic Stroll(English Ver.)

Waterfront walk 1  Shinagawa, Tennouzu
Shinagawa Sta. Takanawa Exit
→Shinagawa Sta. Konan Exit

Shinagawa offers a balanced mix of attractive old and new spots. Take a refreshing stroll along the waterfront while enjoying the local culture and nature.

Route Description

5mins 280m

17mins  1.3km

6mins  500m

7mins   550m

5mins   450m

8mins  600m

15mins  1.2km

Route Guide

Cross the pedestrian crossing in front of Shinagawa Station Takanawa Exit LinkIcon   and walk into the courtyard of Wing Takanawa, where you'll see the Shinagawa Prince Hotel N Tower in front of you. Walk up Ichozaka Slope on the right side and you'll see Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa LinkIcon  on your left. After having fun in this new kind of aquarium, go down the small stairs right in front of it and then go up the slope on the left. At the end of the street, turn left and go straight through a quiet residential area dotted with guest houses and embassies. After crossing the intersection 0f Gotenyama Police Box, go straight, and turn left onto Gotenyama Street.  A short distance ahead, you'll find Gotenyama Garden LinkIcon  , where you can take it easy and forget about the hustle and bustle of the city for a while. After leaving the garden, turn left on Gotenyama Street and go straight across the JR overpass. Turn right at Daiichi Keihin Avenue and walk about 300 meters to the large torii gate of Shinagawa Shrine LinkIcon  . Then walk up the stone steps to the shrine grounds. After paying your respects or just having a look around, cross the pedestrian crossing in front of the shrine and head back left along Daiichi Keihin Avenue. If you take the road on the right, you'll see a stone-paved road ahead. This is the old Tokaido Highway, Shinagawa-shuku LinkIcon . It's now a shopping district, but imagine what it was like as a post town. At the Tokaido Kitashinagawa intersection, turn left onto Yamate-dori Avenue and head towards Tennozu. At Shintokaibashi intersection, turn right onto Kyukaigan-dori Avenue and visit the TERRADA ART COMPLEX LinkIcon   on the corner of the second block. If you're an art lover, the many fabulous works of art there are sure to inspire you. After leaving here, go back to the Shintokaibashi intersection, go over the pedestrian bridge, turn right, and cross Shintokaibashi towards Tennozu Isle. Turn left at the first corner and continue along Bond Street, which is lined with  artistic murals. Then take a lunch break at T.Y. HARBOR LinkIcon  , a pioneer of brewery restaurants in Japan, located on the left side of the street where it meets the canal. After you've dined, cross the Tennozu Fureai Bridge over the canal and go straight along the Takahama Canal Promenade. Turn left at the traffic lights of Tokyo Kaiyo University, walk along the Mitate Bridge, cross over the road at the traffic lights of Konan 2-chome, and go straight ahead to the goal point, Konan Exit of Shinagawa Station LinkIcon .

Guide of Drop-in Spots

Symbols

見どころ・遊び場
highlight. Entertainment
レストラン・食事処
restaurant
カフェ・ドリンクスタンド
cafe
買い物スポット
shopping spot
宿泊施設
accommodations

見どころ・遊び場
highlight. Entertainment

レストラン・食事処
restaurant

カフェ・ドリンクスタンド
cafe

買い物スポット
shopping spot

宿泊施設
accommodations

LinkIcon Shinagawa Station Takanawa Exit

From Takanawa Exit of Shinagawa Station for JR Tokaido Main Line, Yamanote Line, Keihin Tohoku Line, Yokosuka Line, and Keikyu Main Line

Shinagawa Station, where you can also catch the Shinkansen, is always crowded with people. The Takanawa Exit is on the left side of the JR Central Ticket Gate. As you go down the stairs, you'll see the Wing Takanawa and the Takanawa Prince Hotel. This is where we'll start our walk!

Takanawa Exit on the west side of Shinagawa station.

Keikyu Shingawa Station is on the left side of the Takanawa Exit.

There's a taxi stand in front of the station.

The Prince Hotel in front of the Takanawa Exit.

Shinagawa Station Takanawa Exit to Maxell Aqua park Shinagawa

Going into Wing Takanawa in front of the Takanawa exit.

Go up Ichozaka Slope beside the Prince Hotel N Tower.

Continue past T.JOY Prince Shinagawa.

Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa can be seen on the left.

LinkIcon Maxell Aqua park Shinagawa

Enjoy the collaboration of digital technology and marine life!

This is an aquarium where you can enjoy the beautiful world of marine life and sound and light performances created by the cutting edge digital technology. The collaboration of projection mapping and lighing performance that changes with the seasons together with the fish presents a fantastic spectacle that gives you the different pleasure every time you visit. The aquarium has 11 zones, including a merry-go-round modeld after sea creatures , a giant pirate ship (Boat of Pirates) where you can experience weightlessness, and a variety of events featuring animals. You'll definitely be impressed by amazing performances that would be unimaginable in a conventional aquarium.

The main entrance of Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa.

The immersive area "Patterns" on the first floor.

The "Port of Pirates" attraction.

Cute spotted garden eels & splendid garden eels sticking their heads out of the sand.

The beautiful "Jellyfish Rumble" with sound and light effects.

The "Wonder Tube" underwater tunnel

You can see rays up close.

Lots of fantastic sea life, including sea anemones.

A variety of stuffed animals are sold in the store.

Maxell Aqua park Shinagawa

Address

4-10-30 Takanawa Minato-ku

Tel

03-5421-1111(Voice guidance)

Closed

No holidays

Hours


※Check on the official website as it varies depending on the season

Fee

Adults 2300yen, Elementary and junior high school students 1200yen, Infants (4 years old and over) 700yen

Access

About 2-minute walk from Takanawa Exit of Shinagawa Station on the JR Tokaido Main Line・Yamanote Line・Keihin Tohoku Line・Yokosuka Line, Keikyu Main Line

Website

www.aqua-park.jp/en/aqua/guide/

Maxell Aqua park Shinagawa to Gotenyama Garden

Go down the small stairs in front of Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa.

Go up Ichozaka Slope and turn left the parking lot at the end.

An old house in a quiet residential area used as a store.

Go straight and turn left in front of the Myanmar Embassy.

LinkIcon Gotenyama Garden

An oasis in the city where you can enjoy nature in any season

Closely connected to successive Tokugawa Shoguns, Gotenyama was known as a famous cherry blossom viewing spot during the Edo period. Gotenyama Garden is a Japanese style garden in Gotenyama Trust City with an area of approximately 6,612 square meters. In the garden, there's a pond with a path around it, the chapel of the Tokyo Marriott Hotel, and a modern looking tea house called Ujian, designed by Arata Isozaki, one of Japan's most famous architects. The charm of this place is that you can enjoy different scenery depending on the season, such as plum and cherry blossoms in spring, hydrangea in early summer, autumn leaves in autumn, and camellia sasanqua in winter. Viewing the beautiful greenery and water is an ideal way to recuperate after a long day of walking.

Amidst so much nature, you almost forget you're in the city.

The beautiful scene of a waterfall in Gotenyama Garden.

The Tokyo Marriott Hotel neighbors on the garden.

Uji-an, a tea house with a modern design.

Gotenyama Garden

Address

4-7 Kitashinagawa Shinagawa-ku

Closed

Unrestricted entry

Hours

Free to visit at any time

Access

15-minute walk from Takanawa Exit of Shinagawa Station on the JR Tokaido Main Line・Yamanote Line・Keihin Tohoku Line・Yokosuka Line, Keikyu Main Line

Website

https://www.trustcity-g.com/about/gotenyama_garden

Gotenyama Garden to Shinagawa Shrine

Cross the overpass of Gotenyama Street.

From the overpass, you can enjoy a view of trains coming and going.

Go straight along Gotenyama Street.

When you hit Daiichi Keihin Avenue, turn right.

LinkIcon Shinagawa Shrine

A "Fuji Mound" and the "Ichiryu Manbai Spring" are just two of the many attractions here.

Founded in 1187, this shrine is one of the so called "10 shrines of Tokyo". The guardian deity of Kita Shinagawa-shuku on the Tokaido Highway is enshrined here. Pass through the large Otorii gate and walk up the long flight of stone steps to reach the main shrine building. Halfway up the stone steps is the entrance to a "Fuji Mound" called "Shinagawa Fuji". It's said that climbing this mound will bring the same benefits as climbing the real Mt. Fuji. Also, at the end of the red torii gate at the back of the temple grounds is the upper shrine of the "Ana Inari Shrine". Further down the steps, pass through a series of torii gates, to reach the "Ichiryu Manbai Spring". It's believed that if you wash money in this sacred spring, you'll have better financial luck.

The pillars of the torii gate are decorated with dragons.

From the long stone steps, you can see the Keihin Kyuko Line.

Shinagawa Fuji is a tangible folk cultural property designated by Shinagawa Ward.

The shrine building of Shinagawa Shrine. The upper shrine of "Ana Inari Shrine" is next on the right.

Going down the stairs from the side of the upper shrine of "Ana Inari Shrine".

At the bottom of the steps is the lower shrine of "Ana Inari Shrine".

The " Ichiryu Manbai Spring ", said to improve luck with money.

Wash money in the sacred spring and pray for the prosperity of one's family business.

At the back of the shrine, there's the "Grave of Itagaki Taisuke".

The ceremony fee for a red seal is 500 yen, and the popular "Ichiryu mamori" charm is 500 yen.

Shinagawa Shrine

Address

3-7-15 Kitashinagawa Shinagawa-ku

Tel

03-3474-5575(9:00-17:00)

Closed

No holidays
※“Ichiryu manbai no izumi”closes at 17:00

Hours

Unrestricted entry

Access

1-minute walk from North Exit of Shimbamba Station on the Keihin Kyuko Line
15-minute walk from Takanawa Exit of Shinagawa Station on the JR Tokaido Main Line・Yamanote Line・Keihin Tohoku Line・Yokosuka Line, Keikyu Main Line

Website

https://shinagawajinja.tokyo

Shinagawa Shrine to Tokaido Shinagawa-shuku

Cross the pedestrian crossing in front of Shinagawa Shrine and turn left.

Take the sidewalk on the right side of Daiichi Keihin Avenue, and you'll reach the former Tokaido Shinagawa-juku.

LinkIcon Tokaido Shinagawa-Shuku

A post town that prospered as a gateway to the Tokaido Highway

Shinagawa-shuku used to be a bustling place with 1,600 houses and a population of 7,000. Today, the area is a shopping district, but the width of the street hasn't changed, and there are still traces of the Edo period here and there. Many stores in the area have a nostalgic atmosphere, and the restaurants serve delicious food! At the Shinagawa-shuku Communication Center, a free rest stop for tourists, you can get a guide map.

Houseboats at Shinagawa-Ura Harbor.

Shinagawa-juku is now a shopping street.

Hoshinoya Hardware Store, an eye-catching old building.

Maruya, a long-established footwear store, founded in the first year of the Keio era (1865).

Isshinji Temple, which is said to prolong life and boost business.

The beautiful brick along Kokuzo-yokocho Street is another attraction.

The free rest area Shinagawa-shuku Communication Center offers useful walking information .

Take a rest at Hinkai Park, about a kilometer from Nihonbashi.

Tokaido Shinagawa-Shuku

Address

Around 1~2 chome Kitashinagawa Shinagawa-ku in this walk
※Shinagawa-Shuku Communication Center: 2-28-19 Kitashinagawa Shinagawa-ku

Tel

Shinagawa-Shuku Communication Center:03-3472−4772

Closed

Depends on each store
※Shinagawa-shuku Communication Center: Monday(Next weekday if Mon. is holiday)

Hours

Depends on each store
※Shinagawa-shuku Communication Center: 10:00-16:00

Access

5-minute walk from North Exit of Shinbamba Station on the Keihin Kyuko Line

Website

http://shinagawa-syuku.net/base/

Ippukutou

This café has a reputation for its special Japanese tea and handmade Japanese sweets. The famous "Fukukasane" dorayaki (small patties like sponge pancakes wrapped around a filling of sweet bean paste), baked on a copper plate in front of the store, are made with carefully selected domestic ingredients including bright red Dainagon azuki beans. The dorayaki are elegantly sweet and savory, and it's hard to stop eating them! Shaved ice with homemade fruit syrup, available only during the summer, is also very popular. The beautifully packaged Japanese tea and original tumblers sold in the store make ideal souvenirs.

The popular "Fukukasane" dorayaki baked in front of the store.

The store's owner, Yoshiko Iwamoto, is also a certified Japanese tea advisor.

The "Ippuku set" is 550 yen. The tea is exceptionally flavorsome.

In addition to dorayaki, tea is also available at the store. Recommended as a souvenir.

Ippukutou

Address

2-4-18 Kitashinagawa Shinagawa-ku

Tel

03-3471−8352

Closed

Irregular holidays

Hours

10:00-7:00

Access

6-minute walk from North Exit of Shimbamba Station for the Keihin Kyuko Line

Website

https://www.facebook.com/ippukutou

Tokaido Shinagawa-shuku to TERRADA ART COMPLEX

After passing going along the shopping street, you come to the Tokaido-Kitashinagawa intersection.

Cross the pedestrian crossing and turn left.

Keep going straight on Yamate-dori Avenue until you reach Kaigan-dori Avenue.

Turn right and go straight.

LinkIcon TERRADA ART COMPLEX

A center of art and culture with a collection of contemporary art galleries

This is an art complex created by Warehouse TERRADA. It consists of two renovated warehouse buildings each of which houses several galleries exhibiting and selling contemporary art works. There's also an atelier for artists , making the building a hub for art. The galleries are open to everyone, so feel free to pop in and check out the lovely exhibits. It's sure to be a stimulating experience!

The entrance to TERRADA ART COMPLEX I.

A renovated warehouse building.

Galleries on the five story building.

MAKI Gallery on the first floor exhibits world-class art works.

The courtyard of TERRADA ART COMPLEX I.

A café has been opened in TERRADA ART COMPLEX II, which is opposite TERRADA ART COMPLEXⅠ.

TERRADA ART COMPLEX

Address

1-32-8 Higashishinagawa Shinagawa-ku

Closed

Sunday, Monday

Hours

Tuesday to Thursday and Saturday 11:00-18:00, Friday11:00-20:00
※Check the official website as it is different for each gallery.

Access

8-minute walk from Exit B of Tennozu Isle Station on the Rinkai Line
11-minute walk from the central Exit of Tennozu Isle Station on the Tokyo Monorail Haneda Airport Line

Website

https://terrada-art-complex.com/

TERRADA ART COMPLEX to T.Y.HARBOR

Cross the pedestrian bridge on Yamate-dori Avenue.

Cross the Shintokai Bridge over the Tennozu Canal.

Turn left at the first corner after crossing onto Bond Street.

Go further left to the art gallery cafe "WHAT CAFE".

On Bond Street, I came across an amazing handstand performance.

Let's give the performer, Kana Sugiura, a big round of applause!

LinkIcon T.Y.HARBOR

Enjoy a delicious meal while taking in the beautiful waterfront scenery

With the canal stretching out in front of it, this Brewery Restaurant has a modern feel. The interior of the renovated warehouse has a sense of openness about it, making it a great place to relax and enjoy a meal in peace. The menu offers a variety of American-style dishes such as burgers and daily specials that are popular during weekday lunch hours. As well five standard types of original craft beers produced at the brewery, there's a limited menu of different tasting beers that changes monthly. This is a place where you can feel really comfortable and forget about everyday life. So pay a visit. You won't be disappointed!

T.Y. HARBOR, a restaurant built in front of the canal.

A spacious restaurant with a nice atmosphere.

There's also a beer brewery inside the restaurant.

Terrace seats in an ideal location.

The "T.Y. Harbor Burger" (170g) is on the lunchtime menu for 1,880 yen.

A big burger with lots of vegetables.

Enjoy a glass of freshly made beer.

There's also a craft beer bar where you can relax and enjoy more beer.

T.Y.HARBOR

Address

2-1-3 Higashishinagawa Shinagawa-ku

Tel

03-5479-4555

Closed

Open daily

Hours

Lunch/11:30-15:00
Saturday, Sunday and holiday 11:30-16:00
Dinner/17:30-23:00
Craft beer bar/11:30-23:00
Saturday, Sunday and holiday 11:00-23:00
River lounge/17:30-23:00
※L.O.is 30 mins befor closing.

Access

5-minute walk from Exit B of Tennozu Isle Station for the Rinkai Line
5-minute walk from The central Exit of Tennozu Isle Station on the Tokyo Monorail Haneda Airport Line

Website

https://www.tysons.jp/tyharbor/

T.Y.HARBOR to Shinagawa Station Konan Exit

Cross the Tennozu Fureai Bridge in front of T.Y. HARBOR.

Go straight ahead on the promenade along the Takahama Canal.

Turn right at the traffic lights of Tokyo Tokai University, and cross the Mitate Bridge.

Cross at the Konan 2 traffic lights and go straight ahead.

LinkIcon Shinagawa Station Konan Exit

Your goal is the Konan Exit on the east side of Shinagawa Station.

The Konan Exit has been undergoing development in recent years, and skyscrapers now tower above it. In front of the station is the Minato-machi Fureai Plaza, and the Atré Shinagawa shopping mall is directly connected to the Konan Exit. The spacious pedestrian deck leads to Shinagawa Intercity and Shinagawa Grand Commons which are complexes of stores and offices, where people are constantly coming and going.

Arrive at your goal, the Konan Exit of Shinagawa Station.

Go up the stairs to the pedestrian deck.

The deck leads to Shinagawa Intercity and Shinagawa Grand Commons.

There's a direct connection to the station building, where you can enjoy a spot of shopping before going home.