Shinagawa Area

Shinagawa

Description Shinagawa is one of 23 special wards of Japan. It is the place that houses 9 Embassies of the world. There are also many corporate headquarters located in the Shinagawa ward. A very dense area, there are many people that live in the ward and many businesses and university that are housed by it. It is an economic powerhouse for Tokyo. Reclaimed land from the Edo period, it has been completely restored.

Hamamatsucho

Description Hamamatsucho is a heavily populated commercial and business district in Tokyo. It is home to the Rainbow Bridge and looks out over Obaida. It houses the Tokyo world Trade Center, The Kyu Shiba Rikyu Garden, and the Manneken Pis which is a statue that guards the station and is dressed in costume to commemorate different times and events of the year. A major commercial ward, it is highly populated and has holds a lot of Tokyo’s economic businesses.

Gotanda

Description Gotanda is literally translated into “a rice paddy of half-hectare’s size”. It is a neighborhood in the Tokyo suburbs which is located near the Osaki and the Megura stations. It houses one of the busiest major avenues, the Sakurada Dori. Many hotels and facilities are located in this busy locale where traffic and chaos can be overwhelming to those who are not used to it. It has a mixture of the old shrines and temples with the commercial new hospitals and medical centers.

Osaki

Description Osaki is a primarily commercial district in Japan. It is home to the Rissho University and is considered one of the seven secondary city centers. It is a busy place to be, and serviced by many public transit lines. Having a younger population because of the university it is a place that never sleeps. It can be quite overwhelming for its dense population and pace of moving.

Mita

Description a district of Minato, the Mita is home to Keio University and 5 embassies including, Italy, Kuwait, Hungary, Papua New Guinea and Australia. Many shintos and shrines are located around the ward, with early historical significance. There are also slopes, or roads that find their way up to the Mita plateau. Each of them is marked individually with wooden signs with an explanation of the part that they play in Tokyo’s history.

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