Shinagawa is a junction where many train lines pass, including the shinkansen (bullet train), JR, and Keikyu lines. You can get to Shinagawa from Haneda Airport or Narita Airport without transferring trains, so it is considered a convenient base for traveling domestically and sightseeing in Tokyo. Here are five recommended hotels in the Shinagawa area.
1. Shinagawa Prince Hotel
About a 2-minute walk from Shinagawa Station, Shinagawa Prince Hotel is considered as a landmark in this area. This hotel boasts of having the most number of guestrooms among all hotels in Japan, and is famous for being the “biggest entertainment hotel” as it features nearly everything, from an aquarium, movie theater, and pool up to a tennis court, karaoke joint, and a bowling alley. It offers various kinds of guestrooms in the Main Tower, Annex Tower, N Tower and East Tower. Guests can choose from a long list of room options according to their needs. This hotel also houses many restaurants where you can enjoy different kinds of food, including buffet meals, sushi and yakiniku (grilled meat)! Shinagawa Prince Hotel takes pride in its wealth of variety that guests who stay over extended periods of time and repeat customers don’t get tired of.
2. Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa
This hotel is about five minutes from Shinagawa Station by foot. It offers various kinds of rooms, including the Executive Club Suite that measures approximately 120sq.m. Despite being situated in the metropolis, all its guestrooms have their own balconies where you can enjoy the sharp contrast of the vast Japanese garden that is about 20,000sq.m. big and the cityscape of the capital city of Tokyo. With regard to food, it houses different kinds of restaurants that serve Japanese cuisine, Chinese dishes, chocolate desserts and other food. One of the finer points of Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa is that it features a pool and fitness room, as well as offers facilities and services such as the Hotel Accommodation with Carry-On Luggage Transport Service Ticket to Haneda Airport that will send your bags from the hotel to Haneda Airport.
3. The Strings by InterContinental Tokyo
The Strings by InterContinental is a hotel directly linked to JR Shinagawa Station that is renowned for its refined hospitality and high-quality services. Its guestrooms are warm and relaxing spaces that lavishly use fine wood, with windows that open to the view of the metropolitan city of Tokyo. The suites here feature a living room fully equipped with an AV system and a bathroom with a Jacuzzi, giving guests to a luxurious stay. And if you get hungry, they have a wide array of dining places to choose from, including restaurants and bars that serve unique global cuisine, Chinese dishes and other food.
4. Toyoko Inn Shinagawa-Eki Takanawa-Guchi
Toyoko Inn is a prominent hotel group with a chain of hotels all over Japan. In Shinagawa area alone, it has five hotels that offer exceptional convenience and accessibility. Toyoko INN Shinagawa-Eki Takanawa-Guchi is its hotel that is closest to Shinagawa Station as it is just a 2-minute walk from there, so guests love its excellent location. It offers single rooms and many other types of rooms, with each room designed with functionality and comfort at the core. There is free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Guests also love this hotel’s free breakfast service of freshly baked breads, coffee and juice. Now aside from this hotel, the Toyoko Inn Shinagawa-Eki Konan-Guchi Tennozu, which offers free shuttle bus service from Shinagawa Station, is also recommended.
※Photo shows Toyoko Inn Shinagawa-Eki Konan-Guchi Tennozu
5. APA Hotel Shinagawa Sengakuji-Ekimae
Located at a spot that is a minute walk from Sengakuji Station on the Toei Asakusa Line and a 9-minute walk from Shinagawa Station, APA Hotel Shinagawa Sengakuji-Ekimae is one of the hotels of APA Hotel that boasts of a huge number of hotels all over Japan. Here, all the guestrooms, from the single rooms to the deluxe twin rooms, come with APA Hotel’s original bed. Guests rave about this bed’s softness and comfort that make you feel like you’re on a cloud. This hotel provides various services, such as large-size LCD televisions, VOD theater for a fee, and free Wi-Fi and LAN-based high-speed Internet. Further, there are separate large communal/open-air baths for men and women at the top floor (21st floor), so you can have a pleasant stay.
※Photo shows another branch of the hotel
Aside from the five hotels featured on this list, there are still many other hotels around Shinagawa. So, please choose from this list of hotels, which range from reasonably priced up to high-class accommodations, according to your travel plan and enjoy a comfortable stay.
*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.
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