Shinagawa plays an important role when it comes to travel destinations. As one of the major hubs in Tokyo, its railways connect to the most important destinations like Haneda airport, Narita airport, Kyoto, and Osaka. Due to this, many establishments have cropped up around the city and melded the rustic and modern aspects together.
There are plenty of attractions in Shinagawa that is worth to visit. Like the Aqua Park in Shinagawa that is very popular with the children. A great place to spend some quality time with your family and friends. If you’re still looking for places to visit, check out these 10 places that will pique your interest in Shinagawa.
1. Aqua Park Shinagawa
The Aqua Park within Shinagawa Prince Hotel is a very popular attraction in Shinagawa. A great place to bring your children and spend some quality time with your family. The main highlight of the aqua park is the dolphin show that is accompanied by the amazing special effects that captivate the crowd. A highly recommended place for the young and young at hearts alike.
Address: 4-10-30 Takanawa, Minato 108-8611, Tokyo Prefecture
2. Hara Museum of Comtemporary Art
Designed by Jin Watanabe in the year 1938. Later it was used as embassies of the Philippines and Sri Lanka. Afterward, it was converted into a museum and has undergone some significant renovations ever since. Today, it is used to display the artworks of new and old talents (both local and abroad) for everyone to see.
Address: 4-7-25 Kita-Shinagawa, Shinagawa 140-0001, Tokyo
3. Try some artistic dessert dish at Cafe d’Art (カフェ ダール)
Cafe d’Art is the cafe that is conveniently located in the Hara Museum of Contemporary Art. It’s a nice cafe that you can visit after taking a look at the museum. (In fact, you need to pay the entrance fee to the museum to get into this café) It is a cozy and bright place that is perfect for afternoon relaxation. The desserts they serve have various themes, and most of them are influenced by the artworks exhibited inside the museum.
Website: https://tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1314/A131403/13009303/ (Japanese Only)
4. Visit Shinagawa Shrine
Shinagawa Shrine is a very peaceful and pleasant place to visit. Although it is only a small shrine, it is frequently visited by both locals and tourists alike. The torii gate and the stairs leading to the shrine is quite impressive in its own right. If you feel like it, you can also offer prayers and wish for blessings from the shrine.
Address: 3-7-15 Kitashinagawa, Shinagawa 140-0001, Tokyo
Website: http://10jinja.tokyo/shinagawajinja.html (Japanese Only)
5. Try one of the best ramens in Japan at Shinatatsu
Shinatatsu Ramen street is a very popular attraction for ramen enthusiasts. Eating ramen in Japan is the norm, and every city has their own unique ramen. Shinatatsu in Shinagawa boasts a collection of delicious ramen crafted by master chefs. So if you’re avid lover ramen, going to Shinatatsu Ramen Street will definitely be worth your while. Find out the best ramen in Shinatatsu from our different article.
Address: 3-26-20, The Takanawa, Minato-ku, 108-0074 Tokyo
Website: http://www.shinatatsu.com (Japanese Only)
6. Eat healthy at Yakuzen Restaurant JYU-ZEN
Yakuzen Restaurant is a great alternative for health-conscious people. Just 3-minutes away from Shinagawa station, this restaurant promotes the concept of “to Eat is to produce Beauty and Health”. It’s a very popular restaurant, and it is often featured in magazines. There are also celebrities that visit JYU-ZEN to try out their delicious and healthy dishes.
Address: Inside Nihondo Kampo Museum, 3-25-29, Takanawa, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 108-0074
7. Visit Nikon Museum and Canon Plaza S
The Nikon Museum is solely dedicated to the history of Nikon cameras and other products made by the Nikon company. The exhibit showcases the oldest model of Nikon cameras, SLR’s, binoculars, glasses, etc.
The Canon Plaza S is a great place to check the latest cameras, printers and other products by Canon. The staff is very polite, and you can ask them to explain a bit about their products and how to operate them. If you ever need a new camera or printer, you might want to check if they have something that will catch your fancy. Don’t forget to stop by Canon Gallery S, too. It is a gallery exhibits different photographer or themes seasonally.
Nikon Museum Address: Shinagawa Intercity Tower C, 2-15-3, Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Nikon Museum Website: http://www.nikon.com/about/corporate/museum/
Canon Plaza S Address: Canon S Tower 2F, 2-16-6 Konan, Minato, Tokyo
Canon Plaza S Website: http://cweb.canon.jp/showroom/personal/shinagawa/ (Japanese Only)
Canon Gallery S Website: http://cweb.canon.jp/gallery/s/index.html (Japanese Only)
8. Taste Japanese craft beer at T.Y. HARBOR
T.Y Harbor is a fantastic place to dine and drink a few glasses of beer. The view is nice, and the food is great. It’s a trendy place in Shinagawa, and you might want to get a reservation in advance before heading there with your family or acquaintances. Enjoy the wide selection of craft beers that are available in their brewery.
Address: 2-1-3 Higashi Shinagawa, Shinagawa 140-0002, Tokyo
9. All-you-can-eat buffet at HAPUNA in Shinagawa Prince Hotel
The All-you-can-eat buffet at HAPUNA is a delicious treat if you’re staying at the Prince Hotel (or lunch and dinner are available for visitors, too). The buffet has a wide selection of food and can get very crowded during breakfast and lunchtime. A spacious restaurant with a great atmosphere. Perfect for those who love to eat without a care in the world.
Address: Shinagawa Price Hotel Main Tower 1F, 4-10-30 Takanawa, Minato-ku 108-8611, Tokyo
10. Play some bowling at Shinagawa Prince Hotel Bowling Center
The Bowling Center is quite popular with the guests that reside at Shinagawa Prince Hotel. Bowling is a great recreation activity that is best enjoyed as a group. Even if you’re not an expert, you are guaranteed to have an enjoyable time. So get those balls rolling and start hitting those bowling pins!
Address: 4-10-30 Takanawa, Minato 108-8611, Tokyo
Website: http://www.princehotels.co.jp/shinagawa/bowling/ (Japanese Only)
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Data is as of May 2018
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