The Former Tokaido Shinagawa-juku

Vestiges of the Edo Period Remain in this Post Town’s Tracks

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Post Town

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
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Highlights

  • 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.

Photos

  • The Former Tokaido Shinagawa Juku

    The Former Tokaido Shinagawa Juku

  • A shopping street

    A shopping street

  • The remains of Shinagawa Juku’s encampment at Seiseki Park

    The remains of Shinagawa Juku’s encampment at Seiseki Park

  • A well remains in an alley

    A well remains in an alley

Reviews

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  • 鄭鈺宇

    隱隱約約還能看到一點江戶時代的面貌。

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Details

Name in Japanese
旧東海道 品川宿
Postal Code
140-0001
Address
Minami Shinagawa 1-Chome to 3-Chome, Kita Shinagawa 1-Chome to 2-Chome; Shinagawa-Ku, Tokyo
Telephone
03-3472-4772 (Honjuku Rest Area, Shinagawa-Juku Exchange Center)
Access
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)