The Former Tokaido Shinagawa-juku
Vestiges of the Edo Period Remain in this Post Town’s Tracks
The Tokaido was one of the main highways maintained during the Edo Period (1603-1868).
From Tokyo to Kyoto, this highway had 53 posts. Originating from Nihonbashi, the second post was Shinagawa Juku. Along a 2-km stretch of road, Shinagawa Juku bustled as a post town.
Even now, a lot of shops line the streets, and traces of the former post town remain. There are many temples, shrines, and landmarks where its history can be experienced.
Tourist Information Center
Shinagawa-Ku Exchange Center
Address: 2-28-19 Kita Shinagawa, Shinagawa-Ku, Tokyo
Official Website (Japanese)
TOIYABA Tourist Information Center for Overseas Visitors
Address: 1-22-16 Kita Shinagawa, Shinagawa-Ku, Tokyo
The history of a prosperous Edo Period post town can be experienced in this area.
The neighborhood is dotted with temples, shrines and landmarks.
The remains of Shinagawa Juku’s encampment on the Tokaido are now in Seiseki Park.
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- Name in Japanese
- 旧東海道 品川宿
- Postal Code
- Minami Shinagawa 1-Chome to 3-Chome, Kita Shinagawa 1-Chome to 2-Chome; Shinagawa-Ku, Tokyo
- 03-3472-4772 (Honjuku Rest Area, Shinagawa-Juku Exchange Center)
1) About 2 minutes on foot from Kitashinagawa Station on the Keikyu Main Line
2) About 5 minutes on foot from Shimbamba Station on the Keikyu Main Line
- Official Website
- Official Website (Japanese)