Shinagawa (a prime area) faces the Tokyo Bay and has the largest number of hotel rooms in Japan.  Many corporate offices can be found here, such as Isuzu and Japan Airlines.

Shinagawa is characterized by high-rise apartment buildings, bridges and canals, and traditional house boats stationed by the bay. 

The ward is generally reclaimed, thus its geographical features include natural uplands and lowlands.

Key residential areas
Kami-Osaki, Shinagawa-Gotanda, Ikideyama


The modern glass and steel skylines of the Shinagawa ward lead to the gently winding streets of Kami-Osaki district, one of Tokyo's wealthy areas, and one of the first upscale suburbs in Japan. Embassies, private clubs, and old aristocratic mansions are its dominant features.

Kami-Osaki is among the most accessible neighbourhoods in Tokyo, serviced by a bullet train or Shinkansen. The famous neighbourhoods of Azabu, Hiroo and Roppongi are only a cab ride away.


Shinagawa-Gotanda is among the main pulses of Tokyo, with a business district and impressively developed open parks and landscapes.  Gotanda has the charms of the past with some preserved buildings and an overall relaxed residential atmosphere. 

Gotanda has luxurious greeneries, making this district among the ideal residential hubs in Tokyo, both in character and in location.

Takanawa is a sub-district in Shinagawa-Gotanda, whose famous residents included members of the royal family, writers and bureaucrats.


A famous sub-district in Gotanda is Ikedeyama. One of its attractions is the house of the parents of Empress Michiko. 

In comparison to other upscale neighbourhoods such as Hiroo, Ikideyama's residential value is more moderate despite the high-end residential accommodations. 

Near Ikedayama are other high-end residential areas, Higashi-Gotanda 5-Chome, and Higashigotanda 3-Chome which offer bigger properties and a more suburban atmosphere.

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