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What you should know about Shinagawa

For centuries a staging post on the road from Tokyo to Kyoto, Shinagawa plays that role even more today, as its huge train station is a major interconnection for destinations across Tokyo and Japan. This has helped turn this district in south-east Tokyo into a major business center. Expect towering corporate headquarters, bustling restaurants, and a relentless frenetic pace, even by Tokyo's busy standards. But there are still fragments of the past and islands of culture, making Shinagawa more than just a Tokyo stop-over.

Hotels in Shinagawa

Accommodation in Shinagawa is mostly found right up close to its eponymous train station. These are mainly large, modern business hotels, serving not only travelers passing through, but also those coming to its burgeoning business district. One of the grandest luxury hotels in Shinagawa must be The Strings by Intercontinental Tokyo, a four-and-half-star establishment known for excellent food, opulent décor, and superb service. The Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa is highly rated for its relatively spacious rooms and 8 restaurants, while the four-star Grand Prince Hotel Takanawa shines for its Japanese garden, tea house, and relative peace and quiet.

Things to see in Shinagawa

Apart from its massive train station with its hypnotic toing-and-froing, one of one of the easiest attractions to find here is the Epson Aqua Stadium. It actually lies between three Shinagawa hotels and has a large seawater tank with walk-through tubes, luminescent jellyfish displays, and daily dolphin shows. The Hara Museum of Contemporary Art is close by, too. This small museum boasts bold exhibitions from up-and-coming Japanese artists and has its own restaurant. A little further out is a fragment of Shinagawa's past, Tokaido Road. Its small guest houses, traditional stores and tiny shrines hark back to the time when Shinagawa was an important stop-over on the way to Kyoto. Shinagawa Kumin Park is a little sliver of nature running along of the district's canals, complete with outdoor pool, tennis courts, and a baseball practice court. Next door is Tokyo City Keiba Racetrack, home to the city's famous “Twinkle Races”, a nighttime horse-racing spectacle.

Good for business travelers

Shinagawa is a prime destination for the business traveler. It has an ever-growing corporate district, home to many big Japanese and international companies, while its connections to Tokyo and cities across Honshu (Japan's biggest island) make it a convenient place to stop over on longer journeys. Most of the hotels in Shinagawa have a strong business focus, with excellent conferencing and meeting facilities. Dining options here suit all business needs too: it can be fast and convenient around the station; diverse and international in the hotel district; or authentic and exquisite, perfect for corporate entertaining, in its finest restaurants.

How to get to Shinagawa

If you're flying into Tokyo, then the easiest way to travel to Shinagawa from Narita is probably on the specially provided Narita-Airport Limousine bus. It takes an hour-and-a-half to reach Shinagawa Station. The cheapest way in is to take the Keisei Line, which takes 2 hours to roll into Shinagawa Station. If you're looking to travel out from Shinagawa, the JR Saikyo Line will get you to Western Tokyo, while the JR Yamanote Line takes you into central Tokyo. If you're heading west, you can catch the famed bullet train to Kyoto and onwards on the Tokaido Shinkansen.

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