Shinagawa Station

Shinagawa Station (品川駅, Shinagawa-eki) is a major railway station in the Takanawa and Konan districts of Minato, Tokyo, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East), Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central), and the private railway operator Keikyu. The Tokaido Shinkansen and other trains to the Miura Peninsula, Izu Peninsula, and the Tōkai region pass through here. Though a major station in Tokyo, Shinagawa is not served by the Tokyo subway network. However, it is connected to the Toei Asakusa Line via Keikyu through services.

Shinagawa Station

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Exterior of Shinagawa Station, May 2011
Location3 Takanawa, Minato, Tokyo
Coordinates35°37′41″N 139°44′21″E / 35.628157°N 139.739099°E / 35.628157; 139.739099Coordinates: 35°37′41″N 139°44′21″E / 35.628157°N 139.739099°E / 35.628157; 139.739099
Operated by
ConnectionsBus terminal
Other information
Station codeJT03 (Tōkaidō Main Line)

JO17 (Yokosuka Line) JK20 (Keihin-Tohoku Line) JY25 (Yamanote Line)

KK01 (Keikyu)
OpenedJune 12, 1872
Shinagawa Station is located in Tokyo
Shinagawa Station
Shinagawa Station
Location within Tokyo
Shinagawa Station is located in Japan
Shinagawa Station
Shinagawa Station
Shinagawa Station (Japan)

Despite its name, the station is not located in Shinagawa ward. Shinagawa is also commonly used to refer to the business district around the station, which is in Takanawa and Konan neighborhoods of Minato, directly north of Shinagawa ward.

This station is just south of a large yard complex consisting of Shinagawa Carriage Sidings, Shinagawa Locomotive Depot, and Tamachi Depot.


Shinagawa is served by the following lines:

JR CentralEdit

JR EastEdit


JR Central announced in 2011 that Shinagawa will be the terminal for the Chūō Shinkansen, a maglev line under construction and scheduled to begin service to Nagoya in 2027.

Station layoutEdit

The main JR station concourse is situated above the platforms running east–west across the breadth of the station. A freely traversable walkway divides the station into two sections. The southerly section contains a number of shops and market-style stalls which form the "e-cute" station complex.

Cross-platform interchange between the Yamanote and Keihin-Tohoku lines is only available from two stations north of this one, Tamachi.

The Keikyu platforms are on the western side of the station at a higher level than the JR platforms. Some Keikyu trains terminate at Shinagawa while others continue on to join the Toei Asakusa Line at Sengakuji.

The Shinkansen platforms were opened on October 1, 2003, to relieve congestion at Tokyo Station. Platforms are on the east side of the station.

JR platformsEdit

1 JY Yamanote Line for Tokyo, Ueno, and Tabata
2 JY Yamanote Line for Shibuya, Shinjuku, and Ikebukuro
3  Special platform Temporarily closed
4 JK Keihin-Tōhoku Line for Tokyo, Ueno, and Ōmiya
5 JK Keihin-Tōhoku Line for Kamata, Yokohama
JK Negishi Line for Sakuragichō, and Ōfuna
6-7 JT Tōkaidō Main Line for Tokyo
JU Utsunomiya Line for Ueno, Ōmiya, Utsunomiya
JU Takasaki Line for Takasaki
8 JJ Ueno–Tokyo Line Jōban Line for Toride and Katsuta
9  Ueno–Tokyo Line Jōban Line Ltd. Express Hitachi/Tokiwa for Iwaki
10-11 JJ Ueno–Tokyo Line Jōban Line for Matsudo, Toride, Katsuta, and Narita
11-12 JT Tōkaidō Main Line for Kawasaki, Yokohama, Odawara, Atami
JT Ito Line for Ito
13-14 JO Yokosuka Line for Tokyo
JO Sobu Line for Funabashi, Chiba, and Narita Airport (Terminal 2·3 and Terminal 1)
Limited express Narita Express for Narita Airport
14-15 JO Yokosuka Line for Musashi-Kosugi, Yokohama, Ōfuna, and Kurihama

Adjacent stationsEdit

« Service »
Tōkaidō Line JT03
Saphir Odoriko Tokyo
Odoriko Tokyo
  Commuter Rapid   Shimbashi
  Rapid Acty   Shimbashi
  Local   Shimbashi
Tōkaidō Line-(via Ueno-Tokyo Line)-Jōban Line (Rapid)JT03
Tōkaidō Line-(via Ueno-Tokyo Line)-Jōban Line JT03
Terminus   Hitachi/Tokiwa   Tokyo
Terminus   Special Rapid   Shimbashi
Terminus   Rapid[Note 1]   Shimbashi
Yokosuka Line JO17

  Narita Express   Tokyo
Nishi-Ōi JO16   Local   Shimbashi
Keihin-Tōhoku Line JK20
Ōimachi JK19   Rapid   Takanawa Gateway
Ōimachi JK19   Local   Takanawa Gateway
Yamanote Line JY25
- Takanawa Gateway
  1. ^ including medium distance local trains

Shinkansen platformsEdit

21, 22  Tokaido Shinkansen for Tokyo
23, 24  Tokaido Shinkansen for Nagoya, Shin-Osaka, and Hakata

Adjacent stationsEdit

« Service »
Tokaido Shinkansen
Tokyo   Nozomi   Shin-Yokohama
Tokyo   Hikari   Shin-Yokohama
Tokyo   Kodama   Shin-Yokohama

Keikyu platformsEdit

1 KK Keikyu Main Line for Keikyū Kawasaki, Keikyū Kamata, Yokohama, Uraga
KK Keikyū Airport Line for Haneda Airport (Terminal 3 and Terminal 1·2)
KK Keikyū Kurihama Line for Misakiguchi
2 KK Keikyu Main Line for Sengakuji
A Toei Asakusa Line for Shimbashi, Nihombashi, and Asakusa
KS Keisei Main Line for Narita Airport (Terminal 2·3 and Terminal 1)
HS Hokuso Railway for Imba-Nihon-Idai
KS Narita Sky Access Line for Narita Airport
3 KK Keikyū Main Line for Keikyū Kurihama and Misakiguchi (Keikyu Wing)
KK Keikyu Main Line for Kitashinagawa, Samezu (local trains in mornings only)

Adjacent stationsEdit

« Service »
Keikyu Main Line KK01
Sengakuji A07   Morning Wing (Inbound)   Kamiōoka KK44
Terminus   Keikyu Wing (Outbound)   Kamiōoka KK44
Sengakuji A07   Airport Limited Express   Haneda Airport Terminal 3 KK16
Sengakuji A07   Limited Express (Kaitoku)   Keikyū Kamata KK11
Sengakuji A07   Limited Express (Tokkyū)   Aomono-yokochō KK04
Sengakuji A07   Airport Express   Aomono-yokochō KK04
Terminus   Local   Kitashinagawa KK02


Shinagawa Station in the late 19th century, with the Tokyo Bay shore visible immediately next to the station
Shinagawa Station around 1897

Shinagawa is one of Japan's oldest stations, opened on June 12, 1872, when the service between Shinagawa and Yokohama provisionally started, four months before the inauguration of "Japan's first railway" between Shimbashi and Yokohama through Shinagawa on October 14, 1872. This line is a part of the Tōkaidō Main Line. Nothing remains of the original structure.

Later on March 1, 1885, the Yamanote Line started operation. Takanawa station of the Keikyu Line (then Keihin Railway Line) opened on March 11, 1924 across the street from Shinagawa station. Takanawa station was renamed Shinagawa station and moved to the current site on April 1, 1933.

The station concourse on the eastern side of the station (located above the platforms) was extensively redeveloped in 2003 in connection with the construction of the Shinkansen platforms and also to improve access to the new commercial development "Shinagawa Intercity".

Passenger statisticsEdit

In fiscal 2017, the JR East station was used by an average of 378,566 passengers daily (boarding passengers only), making it the fifth-busiest station operated by JR East.[1] The passenger figures for previous years are as shown below.

Fiscal year Daily average
2000 253,575[2]
2005 302,862[3]
2010 321,711[4]
2011 323,893[5]
2012 329,679[6]
2013 335,661[7]
2014 342,458[8]
2015 361,466[9]
2016 371,787[10]
2017 378,566[1]

Surrounding areaEdit

West side (Takanawa Exit)Edit

East side (Konan Exit)Edit

Bus servicesEdit

Services are provided by Toei Bus, Tokyu Bus, Keikyu Bus, Airport Transport Service, and others.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b 各駅の乗車人員 (2017年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2017)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  2. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2000年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2000)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 24 September 2012.
  3. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2005年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2005)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 24 September 2012.
  4. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2010年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2010)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 24 September 2012.
  5. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2011年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2011)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 31 August 2014.
  6. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2012年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2012)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 31 August 2014.
  7. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2013年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2013)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 31 August 2014.
  8. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2014年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2014)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  9. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2015年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2015)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  10. ^ 各駅の乗車人員 (2016年度) [Station passenger figures (Fiscal 2016)] (in Japanese). Japan: East Japan Railway Company. Retrieved 4 June 2019.

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