Shinagawa, Tokyo

Shinagawa (Japanese品 川 区, -ku ) is one of the 23 districts of Japan Tokyo Prefecture. It is located in the south of Tokyo, the capital of Japan.


Shinagawa is divided into parts Ebara (荏 原 地区, chiku ), Ōi (大 井 地区, chiku ), Ōsaki (大 崎 地区, chiku ) Shinagawa (品 川 地区, chiku ) and Yashio (八 潮 地区, chiku ).


Today's " special district " Shinagawa was on 3 May 1947 in the occupation in the expansion (or restore) the since then guaranteed in the Constitution Local Freedoms, which remained controversial for decades to come, whether this guarantee also applies to the " special districts " (Tokyo) extends. Shortly before, was formed from the merger of the prefecture since 1943 immediate districts Ebara Shinagawa and the abolished at war city of Tokyo on March 15, 1947, the district Shinagawa. The two districts were created in 1932, when the towns ( -machi ) Shinagawa, Ebara, Ōsaki and Ōi from the district Ebara were incorporated into the city of Tokyo. The city Shinagawa had been the seat of county government in the 1920s until the abolition of county governments. In the early Meiji period, the area was part of the Shinagawa prefecture, which managed to 1871 parts of the province of Musashi.

During the Edo period, Shinagawa was the first post office of the Tōkaidō. With the many hotels with 6,000 rooms to the station - the highest concentration in all of Tokyo - is this coaching function continues to the present.


  • Street: Urban motorway Tokyo
  • Route 1, according to Chūō or Osaka
  • National Road 15, according to Chūō or Yokohama
  • National Road 357
  • JR Yamanote Line ( ring line) of Ōsaki, Gotanda or Meguro
  • JR Keihin - Tohoku Line, of Oimachi after Ōmiya or Yokohama
  • JR Saikyo Line, of Ōsaki after Ōmiya
  • JR Yokosuka Line, Nishi- Ōi to Tokyo or Yokosuka
  • JR Shonan -Shinjuku Line, of Ōsaki or Nishi- Ōi after Ōmiya or Kamakura
  • Tōkyū Meguro Line, Meguro, Fudomae, Musashi - Koyama or Nishi- Koyama after Musashi - Kosugi
  • Tōkyū Oimachi line of Oimachi, Shimo- Shinmei, Togoshi - kōen, Nakanobu, Ebaramachi or Hatanodai, according to Setagaya
  • Tōkyū Ikegami line Gotanda of, Ōsaki - hirokoji, Togoshi - Ginza, Ebara - Nakanobu or Hatanodai after Ōta
  • Tokyo Waterfront Area Rapid Transit Rinkai line of Tennozu Isle, Shinagawa Seaside, Oimachi or Ōsaki after Kōtō
  • Tokyo Monorail Haneda Line, Isle of Tennozu or Ōikeibajō -mae Minato or Ōta
  • Keikyu Main Line, Kita - Shinagawa, Shin- Bamba, Aomono - Yokocho, Samezu, Omori - Kaigan Tachiaigawa or Minato or Yokosuka
  • Tokyo Metro Namboku line, from Meguro to Kita
  • Toei Mita Line, Meguro by Itabashi
  • Toei Asakusa Line, of Nakanobu, Togoshi or Gotanda after Ōta or Sumida
  • Narita Express

The railway station of the same name is located in the neighboring district of Minato.


In Shinagawa are the Hoshi University, Rissho University, Seisen University, Showa University and the Sugino Women's University.


Many Japanese companies have their headquarters in Shinagawa.


  • LDP: 10
  • Kōmeitō: 8
  • Minshu / Kaikaku Net ( DPJ Seikatsusha Network): 7
  • Minna / Mushozoku Shinagawa: 6
  • JCP: 5

Mayor of Shinagawa since 2006 Takeshi Hamano, before officials and from 2002 Deputy Mayor ( joyaku ). His second term expires in October 2014. The Parliament of Shinagawa has 40 regular members and is in uniform regional elections ( last round: 2011) selected.

In Prefecture parliamentary elections of district forms a four- mandate constituency at the last election in 2013, two Liberal Democrats and one member each from Kōmeitō and CPY chose.

For the House Shinagawa, together with a part of Ōta and the small towns and villages on the Izu - Ogasawara Islands and the constituency Tokyo 3 Since the 2000 election, the constituency represented in the change of Democrat Jin Matsubara (2000-2005 and 2009-2012 ) and the Liberal Democrat Hirotaka Ishihara (2005-2009 and since 2012 ).

Sons and daughters of the town


  • People's Republic of China Harbin (since 1981)
  • United States Portland (Maine ) (since September 9, 1984 )
  • Japan Yamakita (since January 1988)
  • Japan Hayakawa (since April 1990)
  • Switzerland Geneva (since 1991)
  • New Zealand Auckland ( since 1993)

Adjacent Cities and Towns

  • Tokyo: Municipalities Shibuya, Meguro, Ōta, Kōtō, Minato