In Japan, a train station is not only for those who commuting everyday. It also serves as a meeting place, a shopping arcade, a food court, and a -common- shooting location. Go watch Japanese movies, doramas, anime, or variety shows. They often have scenes set in a train station, if not or in addition to the scene inside the train.
This time we go with a 2013 movie starring Ninomiya Kazunari: Pla-ti-na-Da-ta (of course you have to read it the way Nino said it in the movie). The set is when Ryuhei Kagura being chased by the police. He wandered around Shinagawa Station before he found the place to escape and hide.
Shinagawa Station has two main exits, the one on the west side is called Takanawa Exit and the one on the east side is called Konan exit. Platina data scenes were mostly taken in the east area.
The Konan exit hosts the Atré Shinagawa Mall. Its sign was really easy to be recognize in the movie. In front of the mall, there is an area where Ryuhei Kagura was walking in a hurry avoiding the police. You can find a pair of statues as the landmark.
Last but not least, there is one scene that was taken on an elevator that is impossible to recreate. Because it is almost impossible to have no one in your frame while you are in this station, unless you shoot a movie. Unless you are Ninomiya Kazunari.
By the way, today is June 17!! Hey forever 17 yellow, お誕生日おめでとう!♥
What: Shinagawa Station
Where: 〒108-0074 Tokyo, Minato, Takanawa, 3 Chome 26-27 [map]
How to go: JR Yamanote loop line, Keikyu line, Narita Express, Shinkasen, you name it (basically most of the trains stop here)
How much: free, just pay for the train ticket