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Shinagwa Station

I have been following the progress of Shinagawa Station in installing some new advertising boards. With a crowded walk area all day long, they have installed 44 large size 50 inch monitors to show ads to passers by.…

Japan Smoking House

There was a fire drill at some office buildings in Shinagawa today. As I was passing, I noticed this fire tent, or fire house, that had been set up. The sign on the tent says that it is a "smoke experiencing house". No doubt the…

Grand Prince Hotel Takanawa Gardens

A few weeks ago I went to a meeting near Shinagawa at the Grand Prince Hotel Takanawa. The coffee shop in the hotel where we met had a great view of the hotel's traditional Japanese garden. After the meeting I took some photos of the garden…

Tokyo Weather

Wonderful weather in Tokyo today. The sun was out, the sky was blue and the wind was only slight. It always seems that December and January can have some great warm winter days before February and March get a bit colder and darker.…

Shinagawa Birds

I spotted these birds moving in a group around the canals in Shinagawa. Looks like they were either trying to drink some beer at the local Brewery, or they had found something in the water below. What do you think was down there?…

Shinagawa Golf Center

I came out to the Shinagawa Golf Center at Oimachi to have a hit of golf. Oimachi is one station down from Shinagawa on the Keihin-tokhoku Line. The range is close to the station and not that expensive. The booth cost 300 yen to hire…

Shinagawa Beer

This Shinagawa-ken Beer brand was the first beer in Japan. Whilst we all know the popular brands of Sapporo, Asahi and Kirin it was a little known company based in Tokyo that produced this first beer of Japan. Back in 1869 (Meiji 2)…

Express Roll Cake

I am in Australia this week to promote a golf training club that Advance Partners has been involved with. I was in rush to get to the airport yesterday and was due to ride on the new Narita Express E259 train. Unfortunately, spending…

Shinagawa Ecute Anniversary

The ecute shopping complex inside Shinagawa Station is currently celebrating its 4th Anniversary. The complex has a nice mix of shops for people who are waiting to board Shinkansen trains. There are bentos, cakes and gifts to be bought…

Narita Express E259

The new Narita Express train, NEX E259, is due to start service on Oct 1, 2009. When I got off the Yamanote train at Shinagawa station yesterday, I saw them practising the coupling of the train. When the train is in operation the two…

Shinagawa InterCity

Shinagawa is one of the major stations on the Yamanote-sen. It also has platforms for the Shinkansen, Narita Express、Tokaido-honsen, Shonan-Liner and other local trains, JR and Keihin-kyuko lines. In total it has 15 JR regular…

JR Train Tea Found!

A while ago I wrote about the great tea drink product in the shape of the Yamanote Line. A lot of people asked me where they could buy it. Well, here it is on sale at Shinagawa Station inside the main concourse. If you enter the…