A retro-flavored town that was once an inn town – would you like to tour around Shinagawa Area that has a great access from Haneda Airport? [Article series / The Surrounding Areas of Haneda Airport Part 3]

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Don’t you spend your time only for transfer on the day of the arrival in Japan or the last day of your holiday? Don’t waste your time! In fact, there are many attractive spots in the surrounding areas of Haneda Airport and Narita Airport. With a concept of “Start a fun holiday right after arriving in Japan, or to have a great time until the last minutes of your holiday,” this article series introduce you plans to fully enjoy all the fun spots near the airports.

This time, we would like to introduce you the surrounding area of Shimbamba Station (Shinagawa Area), where you can enjoy visiting just after arriving in Japan or just before leaving the country as it takes only for approx. 20 minutes via Keikyu Line from Haneda Airport.

Shinagawa flourished in the Edo period (1603- 1868) as a post station town along a major transportation route called the Tokaido Road. You can still enjoy the remnants of this bygone era including townscape, food and skills.

Suggested plan: Experience the history and culture of the ex-inn town.

We selected spots, where you can “see & experience.”

【Shinagawa Shrine】
A shrine in Kita-Shinagawa built in 1187 to pray for maritime safety and for the fulfillment of wishes. The shrine is packed with people during the annual festival held in early June when portable shrines are brought out.

Fujizuka is a minimountain that gives you a taste of what it is like to climb Mount Fuji.

Address:3-7-15 Kita-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku area
Business hours:Office hours: 9:00-17:00

【Shinagawa Jinrikisha】
Take a comfortable ride around the Shinagawa area on a rickshaw. You can also try and see what it’s like to pull a rickshaw yourself. Reservation is essential by phone or via website.

Address:Meeting time & place, courses, etc., are negotiable
Fee: From ¥1,500 for 10 min. to ¥15,000 for 90 min. (For 2 persons) Other courses, such as a tour around Shinagawa-juku, are also available.

【Kitashinagawa Spa Tenjinyu】
This hot spring contains dark-colored water with the highest concentration of humic substances in Tokyo. Its modern Japanese ambience will melt away your travel fatigue.

Address:2-23-9 Kita-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku area
Business hours:15:00-1:00 (Last admission at 0:30)
Fee:Adults ¥460 *Complimentary conditioning shampoos and body soaps available on weekdays excluding holidays

【Six facilities, at which you can enjoy a Yakata bune (houseboat) cruise】
A traditional Yakata bune houseboat delivers the atmosphere of Edo era to us. Enjoy cruising through Tokyo Bay and Sumida River feeling the difference of each season. Reservation is required by telephone(Japanese only) or their website.

【Funasei】Address:1-16-8 Kita-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku area
Closed:None scheduled except for year-end and New Year holidays

【Mikawaya】Address:1-1-14 Higashi-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku area
Closed:None scheduled

【Nakakin】Address:1-1-17 Higashi-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku area
Closed:None scheduled

【O-edo】Address:1-16-1 Kita-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku area
Closed:None scheduled

【Hirai】Address:1-21-1 Kita-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku area
Closed:None scheduled

【Mutsumi-maru】Address:1-1-11 Higashi-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku area
Closed:None scheduled

Eateries, where you can enjoy eating/drinking, are selected!!

【Ichiryu Yataimura】
A drinking and dining establishment located adjacent to a boat dock. Their menu boasts more than 200 items.

Address:1-1-11 Higashi-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku area
Business hours:17:00-24:00 (L.O. 23:30)
Credit cards accepted:A,J

An establishment with a long history founded in 1856. This is where you can enjoy highly fragrant soba.

Address:2-15-13 Higashi-Oi, Shinagawa-ku area
Business hours:
Mon.-Fri. 11:00-14:30 (L.O. 14:00), 17:00-21:00 (L.O. 20:30);
Sat. & holidays 11:00-21:00 (L.O. 20:30);
Sun. 11:00-20:30 (L.O. 20:00)
Closed:Tue. (if Tue. is a holiday, closed on the following day)

Shops which you can enjoy ‘shopping’ are selected!!

【Maruya footwear store】
A shop founded 150 years ago, with a history of having adorned the feet of the people of Edo.

Address:2-3-7 Kita-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku area
Business hours:9:00-19:00

【Shinagawa-ken Beer】
A beer that reproduces the rare taste of Japan’s first factory-produced beer.

※See website for stores dealing in the product.Business hours, Closed, Credit cards accepted:Depends on store

【Ousho Senbei】
Ousho Katayaki – handmade rice crackers in a shogi piece shape.

Address:2-11-12 Kita-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku area
Business hours:9:00-19:00

【Boulangerie Ryugetsudo】
Soft and fluffy donuts made with plenty of eggs. Sold only on Tuesdays.

Address:2-11-12 Kita-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku area
Business hours:8:30-19:00
Closed:Sun., holidays, third Thu.

【Shinagawa Kasho Kyo-an】
Shukuba Roll – a cake with rich taste made with plenty of butter.

Address:2-30-27 Kita-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku area
Business hours:9:30-20:00

【Senbei-dokoro Akioka】
Popular Shinagawa Roll – soy sauce flavored rice crackers wrapped with seaweed.

Address:2-2-8 Kita-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku area
Business hours:10:00-19:30, Sun. & holidays 10:00-18:00

Even Japanese people feel the townscape is filled with a Japanese taste. Hope you will visit there sometime.

Note: Abbreviations of card companies that can be used.
A = American Express / D = Diners / J = JCB / M = MasterCard / V = Visa / 銀 = UnionPay