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The Best Things to Do and See in Shinagawa, Tokyo

Outside Shinagawa Station | © chensiyuan/WikiCommons
Outside Shinagawa Station | © chensiyuan/WikiCommons
Quiet Shinagawa is bordered by Meguro, Minato, and Ota. Discover the best things to do and see in the Tokyo ward.

Rinshi no Mori Park

Park
Rinshi-no-Mori Park in Shinagawa
Rinshi-no-Mori Park in Shinagawa | © Yu Morita/Flickr
The large mature trees at Rinshi no Mori Park attract a wide variety of birds and wildlife. It doesn’t hurt that the habitat includes streams and ponds where they can cool off in the summer months. With several playgrounds and a wading pond for the kids as well, it’s a great place for families.
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Honsen-ji

Buddhist Temple
Buddha at Honsen-ji
Buddha at Honsen-ji | © Tak1701d/WikiCommons
Honsen-ji, an important Daigo Sect Buddhist Temple, is affiliated with the Kyoto temple of the same name. Honsen-ji can trace its history back to the Heian Period. It’s famous for its many statues, including one of Kannon and one of the Buddha, as well as its 600-year-old gingko tree.
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Shimazu-Kosyaku-Tei (Seisen University)

Building, University
The hundred-year-old main building of Seisen University was once the residence of a Taisho Era duke, built in 1917. The property was sold off in the early Showa, and the university moved in during 1962. Now the Shimazu Family Old Residence and the ancient Taiwanese maple tree on the premises are considered Important Cultural Assets.
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