Take a trip back in time and sample a taste of the ebb and flow of life in premodern southern Tokyo.

The Shinagawa Historical Museum offers vivid images of the changes that have shaped Shinagawa, its fishing-town heritage and the area's prosperity as a "shukuba-machi," or key stopover on a busy travel route.

Founded in 1985 by Shinagawa Ward, the museum boasts a variety of historic tidbits.