Japan Train Stations: Shinagawa Station Tokyo
Shinagawa Station 品川駅
Shinagawa Station is located in the south of central Tokyo in the Minato ward of the Japanese capital and is the first major rail station south of Tokyo Station.
Shinagawa Station is a major rail intersection. Shinagawa connects with the JR Yamanote Line, the Tokaido Shinkansen, the Keikyu Main Line to Kawasaki, Yokohama (17 minutes) and Uraga, the Keikyu Airport Line to Haneda Airport (14 minutes), the Keihin Tohoku Line to Ueno Station and Omiya (47 minutes), the Yokosuka Line with trains to Chiba and Narita Airport, Kamakura, Yokosuka and the Narita Express rapid service to Tokyo's main international airport (67 minutes).
The Narita Express train to Narita International Airport runs via Tokyo Station and Shinagawa Station with departures from Shinjuku Station, Yokohama and Omiya.
Shinagawa Station was first opened in 1872 on the route of Japan's first railway from Shimbashi to Yokohama and was connected to the Yamanote Line in 1885.
Shinagawa Station is a highway bus terminus for buses to various destinations in the Kanto region including Yokohama and the Tokyo Limousine Bus to Narita Airport as well as overnight buses to Osaka, Sendai, Hagi, Yonago and other towns.
There are bus stops at both the west Takanawa exit and the east Konan exit. Local Tokyo bus services are mainly Toei and buses with buses to Gotanda, Shinjuku, Tokyo Tower and Tokyo Immigration Office.
Shinagawa Station Environs
The Shinagawa Station and its surroundings have been developed over the last decade. The station concourse is sleek and modern and contains a number of upmarket stores including the atr department store and Godiva chocolates.
Exiting the Konan exit is the waterfront of Tokyo Harbor about 1km away, Shio-no Park, Konan Park and the Takahamaungazoi Green Space as well as Tokyo University of Marine Sciences & Technology. The Shinagawa Station area is also home to several excellent hotels, most notably the huge Prince Hotel, and the 900+ room Hotel Pacific Tokyo both accessible from the Takanawa exit of the station.
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