(Shinagawa port on the Tokaido)
It's in Shinagawa — the location of Japan's first container terminal (1967). In the late 1960s business was booming in Osaki.
By the mid-1990s, the Osaki area was worn down. The government and corporate partners stepped in for an urban renewal. Agencies such as UR (Urban Renaissance) — a massive public housing organization built apartments in the area. Corporate partners developed business parks including Ohsaki New City (1987), Gate City Ohsaki (1999), ThinkPark (2007) and Art Village Osaki (2007). Osaki Station was also renewed.
Many of these developments give the impression that they're out of place in downtown Tokyo. They look like suburban business parks complete with overstated names and dull corporate art. Unlike nearby Gotanda there's not much dining or nightlife to perk the place up.
Signs of CharmNo neighborhood in downtown Tokyo is completely without charm. The Meguro River flows through Osaki. The trees along the river here are lit up at night. Some of the older buildings in the area have character.
For The TouristThere's not much to see in Osaki. Hotels in the area may represent a good value. Osaki is quiet and centrally located on Yamanote line (the loop line around downtown Tokyo).