Popular Residential Districts in Central Tokyo
Major Wards(Ku) in Central Tokyo
Minato-ku covering Takanawa, Konan, Kita-Shinagawa, Higashi-Shinagawa
Many areas within Tokyo are easily accessible from Shinagawa Station by taking JR train lines or the Toei Asakusa Line. In addition, Haneda Airport and Yokohama areas are also accessible by taking the Keihin Kyuko Line. Since Shinkansen (a bullet train) stops at JR Shinagawa Station, it is very convenient to go to the western part of Japan such as Osaka. The area towards the ocean from JR Shinagawa Station has been newly developed. Following the developments of ?Shinagawa Grand Commons? and ?Intercity? consisting of a high-rise office tower and condominium apartments, more and more high-rise residential multi-complexes are emerging in the neighboring Tennozu and Konan areas. The open waterfront area surrounded by canals along Tokyo Bay could be a future popular spot in Tokyo. There is a luxurious residential area called Gotenyama to the south of Shinagawa Station. The Gotenyama Garden consisting of a high-rise apartment, a large Japanese garden, a hotel and an office building is located in the area.
Wards(Ku) Shinagawa is located
It is a center of business activities where many headquarters gather. Many foreign corporations and embassies are found in this area. In addition, there are many foreign residents; which makes this area quite international. The commercial and entertainment districts such as Roppongi, Azabu-Juban and Odaiba are also popular.
The eastern part of Shinagawa-ku faces Tokyo Bay and is developed as a modern waterfront area. Besides office areas, residential neighborhoods, commercial areas, historical temples and shrines are dotted in the area. This area also has charm of local feel.