Things to Do in Shinagawa: Sightseeing Spots, Tempura Lunch, Brewery Restaurant!



This time, my friend and I visited Shinagawa for exploring its unique charm!

Shinagawa is a bustling transportation hub with easy access to major train lines and the Shinkansen. This was our first time hanging out in Shinagawa, as we usually only come here for transferring to the Shinkansen.

Shinagawa offers a blend of business and leisure, with attractions. Please take a look at our Shinagawa trip✨

*Please note that information and prices listed are subject to change.

Travel Itinerary

12:10pm Yatsuyama Bridge (八ツ山橋)

The first place we headed for was Yatsuyama Bridge, just a short walk from Kita-Shinagawa Station. If you think it is just a bridge, it is not!

This is the first bridge in Japan to straddle railroads, spanning the tracks of the Tokaido and Sanyo Shinkansen, JR Yamanote, Keihin Tohoku, Tokaido, and Yokosuka lines! Furthermore, the Keikyu line runs on the bridge in front of you. This is a spot not to be missed, especially if you are a railway fans.

Japan’s first bridge over the railways.

The number of tracks is a lot!

Keikyu line runs right in front of it.

If the timing is right, you may even see trains crossing!

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The Yatsuyama Bridge is located in Shinagawa Ward, Tokyo, and is known as Japan’s first railway bridge, spanning the tracks of the JR Yamanote, Keihin-Tohoku, Tokaido, Yokosuka, and Tokaido/Sanyo Shinkansen lines, as well as the Keikyu line, which runs right in front of the bridge. Located just a short distance from Kita-Shinagawa Station, it is also an important transportation hub. It is highly regarded by visitors as a surprising and inspiring spot.

12:30pm Kita-Shinagawa Shinjuku Tourist Information Center (北品川新宿観光案内所)

The next stop was the tourist information center. This information center, which is a repurposed former Japanese confectionery shop, is staffed by local volunteers on weekends and holidays. You can get pamphlets and maps and ask for recommendations on places to visit!

*Closed on Sunday, April 24, 2022.

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Kita-Shinagawa Shinjuku Tourist Information Center, located in Kita-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, is an information center in a reused building that was once a Japanese sweets shop, and is staffed by local volunteers on weekends and holidays. Here you can get brochures and maps, and ask about local recommendations. *Closed on Sunday, April 24, 2022.

12:40pm Shinagawa Ura (品川浦舟だまり)

A short walk from the tourist information center brings you to the harbor where you can see anchored stall boats and fishing boats. The old-fashioned boat and the skyscraper in the background are an unusual combination!

Shinagawa’s Unique Views.

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Shinagawa Ura is located in Higashi-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo. It is used as a boat harbor, where stall boats and fishing boats are moored. The old-fashioned boats and the skyscrapers in the background create an unusual combination in the scenery. The stone-built Kitashinagawa Bridge spanning the waterway is said to have been built in the Taisho era (1912-1926).

1:00pm Tempura Uejima (天婦羅 うえじま)

For lunch, we visit a traditional tempura restaurant with a landmark old sign.

We ordered the tempura set meal and the regular tendon (rice bowl topped with tempura). There was a tempura sauce on the table, and we, who like strong flavors, added more sauce!


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Tempura Uejima is a long-established tempura restaurant located in Kitashinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo. Tempura set menus and regular tempura rice bowls are popular, and tempura sauce is placed on the table.

2:20pm Maruya Hakimonoten (丸屋履物店)

Walking around after lunch, we found this footwear store that has been in business since 1865! It is amazing that such a building still remains in Shinagawa!

Here, you can make your own geta (Japanese wooden shoes) by choosing the tops and straps!

Cute patterned geta and zori (Japanese sandals) are sold.

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Maruya Hakimonoten, located in Kitashinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, is a footwear store with a long history dating back to 1865. Inside the store, you can choose geta tops and straps to make your own original footwear. The quaint building is an impressive spot.

2:30pm KAIDO books&coffee

We visited this café for a short break in our stroll. The café is integrated with a used bookstore, and a large number of books line the walls of the store.



Lemonade squash (600 yen), lemonade (550 yen)

Very refreshing, it is a perfect drink, especially during the hot season.

Our recommendation is to have it with freshly baked scones (360 yen) and affogato (500 yen). You will be surprised at how delicious it is✨

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Located in Kita-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, KAIDO books&coffee is a cafe integrated with a used bookstore, with a large number of books in the store. You can enjoy refreshing drinks such as lemonade squash and lemonade, and sweets such as freshly baked scones and affogato. It is a perfect spot for a short break from strolling.

3:30pm Shinagawa-shuku Communication Center (品川宿交流館)

This is a popular place for information about Shinagawa-shuku! But unfortunately, It was not open on the day we visited.

There seems to be a candy shop in the first floor space, so please stop by!

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Shinagawa-shuku Communication Center is a facility operated as a base for community development activities in Kita-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo. It also has a rest area where visitors can learn about the history and culture of Shinagawa-shuku. There is also a candy shop and an ukiyoe display.

4:00pm SLOW HOUSE Tennozu (SLOW HOUSE 天王洲店)

After leaving Shinagawa, we headed toward Tennozu area!

This is a lifestyle store! The stylish store has plenty to offer, with sofas and other large pieces of furniture as well as miscellaneous goods!



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SLOW HOUSE Tennozu is a lifestyle store located in Higashi-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo. The store offers a wide range of products from large furniture to small accessories, and is based on the concept of providing a careful and mindful lifestyle.

4:30pm Bond Street (ボンドストリート) 

If you come to Tennozu, you should also see the art on Bond Street! Photos taken in front of this wall art were colorful and looked great✨

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Bond Street, located in Higashi-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, is a small 200-meter path connecting Fureai Bridge and Kaigan Dori (street). This area is a renovated warehouse that has become a fashionable zone with high-ceilinged stores and restaurants, and is popular among tourists. Taking pictures in front of the colorful wall art is recommended.

5:00pm T.Y.HARBOR

Finally, we toasted at the Craft Beer Bar. This is a brewery restaurant with its own brewery, and the best part is the wide variety of beers✨

We ordered a black beer and a seasonal cherry beer! The snack of potatoes with sweet and spicy sauce also goes well with beer!



Terrace Seat

Potatoes, sour cream and chutney 1,100 yen

Drink Menu

Food Menu

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T.Y.HARBOR is a brewery restaurant with its own brewery located in Higashi-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo. The restaurant offers six types of craft beers brewed at its own brewery, as well as wines and cocktails. The open space with high ceilings, unique to a warehouse, creates a comfortable atmosphere where you can fully enjoy American cuisine. It is especially recommended for beer lovers, and the wide variety of beers is very appealing. Reservations are almost always required as it is a popular restaurant.

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