Shinagawa Station

Coordinates: 35°37′41″N 139°44′21″E / 35.628157°N 139.739099°E / 35.628157; 139.739099

Shinagawa Station

Exterior of Shinagawa Station, May 2011
Location 3 Takanawa, Minato, Tokyo
Operated by
Connections Bus terminal
Other information
Station code KK01 (Keikyu)
Opened 1872
Shinagawa Station
Location within Japan

Shinagawa Station (品川駅 Shinagawa-eki) is a major railway station in 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. Despite its name, it is not located in Shinagawa Ward but just to the north in Minato 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 Central

JR East


JR Central announced in 2011 that Shinagawa will be the terminal for the Chuo Shinkansen, which is scheduled to begin service to Nagoya in 2027.

Station layout

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 the next station, 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 platforms

1  Yamanote Line for Tokyo, Ueno, and Tabata
2  Yamanote Line for Shibuya, Shinjuku, and Ikebukuro
3  Keihin-Tohoku Line for Tokyo, Ueno, and Ōmiya
4  Keihin-Tohoku Line for Kawasaki, Yokohama, Sakuragicho, Isogo, and Ōfuna
5, 8  Tokaido Main Line Utsunomiya Line/Takasaki Line for Tokyo, Ueno, and Ōmiya, Utsunomiya, Takasaki
6, 7  Special platforms Temporarily closed
9  Ueno-Tokyo Line Joban Line Ltd. Express Hitachi/Tokiwa for Iwaki
10, 11  Ueno-Tokyo Line Joban Line Rapid for Toride, Mito
11  Ueno-Tokyo Line Joban Line Rapid to Narita Line for Narita
11  Tokaido Main Line Shonan Liner
11, 12  Tokaido Main Line for Hiratsuka, Odawara, Atami, Ito, Izukyu Shimoda, and Shuzenji
13, 14  Yokosuka Line for Tokyo, Funabashi, Chiba, and Narita Airport
 Limited express Narita Express for Narita Airport
15  Yokosuka Line for Musashi-Kosugi, Shin-Kawasaki, Yokohama, Ōfuna, and Kurihama

Adjacent stations

« Service »
Tokaido Line
Shimbashi   Commuter Rapid   Ōfuna
Shimbashi   Rapid   Kawasaki
Shimbashi   Local   Kawasaki
Tokaido Line-(via Ueno-Tokyo Line)-Joban Line
Shimbashi   Hitachi/Tokiwa   Terminus
Shimbashi   Special Rapid   Terminus
Shimbashi   Rapid   Terminus
Yokosuka Line
Tokyo   Narita Express   Musashi-Kosugi
Shimbashi - Nishi-Ōi
Keihin-Tohoku Line
Tamachi   Rapid   Ōimachi
Tamachi   Local   Ōimachi
Yamanote Line
Tamachi - Ōsaki

Shinkansen platforms

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

Adjacent stations

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

Keikyu platforms

1  Keikyu Main Line for Keikyū Kawasaki, Keikyū Kamata, Yokohama, Uraga
Keikyū Airport Line for Haneda Airport
Keikyū Kurihama Line for Miurakaigan
2  Keikyu Main Line for Sengakuji
Toei Asakusa Line for Shimbashi, Nihombashi, and Asakusa
Keisei Railway lines for Narita Airport
Hokuso Railway for Imba-Nihon-Idai
3  Keikyū Main Line for Keikyū Kurihama and Misakiguchi (Keikyu Wing)
 Keikyu Main Line for Kita-Shinagawa, Samezu (local trains in mornings only)

Adjacent stations

« Service »
Keikyu Main Line
Sengakuji   Morning Wing (Inbound)   Kamiōoka
Terminus   Keikyu Wing (Outbound)   Kamiōoka
Sengakuji   Airport Limited Express   Haneda Airport International Terminal
Sengakuji   Limited Express   Keikyu Kamata
Sengakuji   Limited Express   Aomono-yokochō
Sengakuji   Airport Express   Aomono-yokochō
Sengakuji   Local   Kitashinagawa


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 statistics

In fiscal 2013, the JR East station was used by an average of 335,661 passengers daily (boarding passengers only), making it the sixth-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[1]

Surrounding area

West side (Takanawa Exit)

East side (Konan Exit)

Bus services

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

See also


  1. 1 2 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.
  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.
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