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Minato City Sample Sightseeing Guide

Walking around Minato-ku under the cherry blossoms (sakura)Minato-ku Sakura Theater

Minato-ku Sakura Theater・Act Ⅰ -In search of new and old-

In the Konan area at the southern rim of Minato-ku, you can enjoy hanami at futuristic sites born from redevelopment of the area or during a stroll on the waterfront promenade.

Shinagawa Intercity

Shinagawa Central Garden is situated amid the skyscrapers to the right of the Konan exit of Shinagawa Station. This area was awarded the “Good Design Award” in 2004 for creation of relaxing space and beautiful scenery using natural trees, stones and water as art. In this modern space you can enjoy sakura in full bloom. There are benches here and there, so you can relax and feel comfortable while you fully enjoy spring in the middle of high-rise buildings.

Sakura reflected on futuristic office building
Double-flowering cherry tree behind Shinagawa Central Building

Information

Sengaku-ji Temple
Address: 2-10 Konan; Minato-ku
Transport: 2-minute walk from Shinagawa Station on the JR Yamanote and Keihin Kyuko Lines

Higashi Yatsuyama Park

Higashi Yatsuyama Park is located between Minato-ku and Shinagawa-ku

Higashi Yatsuyama Park is located between Minato-ku and Shinagawa-ku. The half nearer to the sea is in Minato-ku, while the inland half is in Shinagawa-ku. Here too, sakura blossoms every year to the joy of neighborhood residents.

Information

Sengaku-ji Temple
Address: 2-8-8 Konan; Minato-ku; 1-15-11 Kita-Shinagawa; Shinagawa-ku
Transport: 10-minute walk from the Konan exit of Shinagawa Station on the JR and Keihin Kyuko Lines

Takahama Canal

At Takahama Canal you will notice a slight aroma of the sea. Along this recommended course for walking you can sit on a bench by the riverbank and enjoy the pleasant scenery; you can watch the fish swimming in the river or seagulls flying freely in the sky.

You will see the hanami spot after you cross the Rakusuibashi bridge by the walkway. The Takahama Canal seems to be in a picture frame of sakura trees. The pale pink sakura lining the canal make a gorgeous scene. You can walk under the sakura trees or view them from the opposite bank or you can even have lunch under the trees.

Sakura trees lining the walkway
How about lunch under the Sakura trees?

Information

Sengaku-ji Temple
Address: Around 4-5 Konan; Minato-ku
Transport: 15-minute walk from the Konan exit of Shinagawa Station on the JR and Keihin Kyuko Lines; 5-minute walk from Tennozu Isle Station on the Tokyo Monorail
The entrance to the shoten-gai is right across from the Konan exit of the station
Many restaurants line between the narrow lanes

Points of Interest

<Sakura and Food>

There are delicious spots behind the lane in Shinagawa Station Konan Shoten-gai (shopping street). Shinagawa Station Konan Shoten-gai is right in front of the Konan exit of Shinagawa Station. There are many restaurants serving delicious food in this area and interesting spots behind the lane. When you enter the narrow lane there are restaurants serving fresh motsu-yaki such as Yakiniku Izakaya Ton Ton, Motsuyaki Ma-chan and Horumon Dojo Mikasa. These restaurants are small but lively and sometimes you have to queue.

  • Address:Around Konan 2chome; Minato-ku
  • Yakiniku Izakaya Ton Ton
    Tel:(03) 5479-8710; closed Sundays and Holidays
  • Motsuyaki Ma-chan
    Tel:(03) 3471-5027; closed Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays
  • Horumon Dojo Mikasa
    Tel:(03) 3472-0562; closed Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays
  • Transport:
    2-minute walk from the Konan exit of Shinagawa Station on the JR and Keihin Kyuko Lines

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