On the south side, you will find the shopping zones where you can choose a bento
among a various choice. On the north side the access to the platform is more direct, but this side can be useful if you are looking for coin lockers
The Shinkansen area
is at the east of the station. Transfer from JR platforms is easy and direct.
If you come from the Yamanote line and if you have to take the Shinkansen
in Shinagawa station (sometimes more convenient than from Tokyo Station
depending on where you are staying in the city), it is not necessary to leave the JR station. Follow the notice boards. Depending from where you are coming from, you will arrive in the North Hall or South Hall.Where to collect your Japan Rail Pass ?
To collect your Japan Rail Pass
, you have to go to the JR Ticket Office located in the center of the station in the Main Hall.