日本での一年間

January 17, 2011

Yamanote Line Project (Part 23) – Shinagawa Station

Filed under: Domestic, Tokyo places, Trips, Yamanote-Sen — Tags: , , — myyearinjapan @ 7:06 am

We have now reached the 23rd stop on our tour of Tokyo’s Yamanote line and today we are visiting Shinagawa station. (Fun fact: Shinagawa station in NOT located in Shinagawa ward. It is actually in Minato ward.) It is one of the largest train stations in Tokyo and the Shinkansen (bullet train) stops there.

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Shinagawa station sign

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The tall buildings of Shinagawa.

crowd

So many people. Such a busy station.

camera

Nice camera he has there.

Sign about Senkaku islands

Her sign says the Senkaku Islands are Japanese territory. Control over these islands, located between Japan and Taiwan, has been an issue in Sino-Japanese relations. She was asking for signatures on a petition to urge the government to fight for the islands.

More about the Senkaku islands here. There was an incident in 2010 when the Japanese coast guard detained the Chinese skipper of a trawling boat. In addition, there are islands that are disputed between Japan and Russia and Japan and South Korea.

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4 Comments »

  1. Wow, you saw an actual right-winger.

    Is that Watanabe Ken in the camera ad? 🙂

    Comment by reccaphoenix — January 18, 2011 @ 9:53 pm

    • I do believe it is. And there was actually a group of the right-wingers going around the station getting signatures.

      Comment by myyearinjapan — January 22, 2011 @ 1:54 pm

  2. There is a bus stop near this station…Shin- tsu Station Shin- tsu-eki is a operated by the located in . At that time it was named Narukami Station Narukami-eki using the same as the war-time Japanese name for in celebration of the Japanese victory in the .

    Comment by Jenifer L. Francis — January 21, 2011 @ 1:11 pm

  3. […] going counter clockwise from Shinjuku to Yoyogi, Harajuku, Shibuya, Ebisu, Meguro, Gotanda, Osaki, Shinagawa, Tamachi, Hamamatsucho, Shinbashi, Yurakucho, Tokyo, and finally ended up in Kanda. Pheww. […]

    Pingback by Yamanote Line Project (Part 29) – Kanda Station « 日本での一年間 — January 26, 2011 @ 12:22 am


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