Ōi Keibajō Mae Station

Your gateway to Tokyo City Keiba and beyond

By Kim B    - 2 min read

Ōi Keibajō Mae Station is one of the stops along the Tokyo Monorail route, which connects Tokyo's Haneda International Airport to the Ota, Shinagawa, and Minato wards of the city. The two-platform station was opened back in 1965, and is used by approximately 8500 passengers a day.

One of the most notable things about the station is that you can see the Oi Racecourse (sometimes referred to as Tokyo City Keiba) from the platforms. The racecourse has been growing in popularity in recent years for its evening Twinkle Races, where visitors can experience the electric atmosphere of horse racing, enjoy a bite to eat, and even place a bet or two if they so desire.

Aside from the racecourse, there are other attractions in the local area which are easily accessible from the station including the Shinagawa Kumin Park, a popular multi-purpose venue known for its vibrant plum and cherry blossom trees during the spring months. At the end of the park you'll also find the Shinagawa Aquarium, a popular spot for families which has a range of different marine exhibits and an on-site restaurant available.

There's also the Oi Central Seaside Park which is around eight minutes away on foot, where there is really something to enjoy in every season. One of the most popular drawcards to the park here is a 4 kilometer long walking route, which offers the chance to connect with nature in the heart of the city. The park is particularly beautiful in the autumn months as the leaves are changing, so if you're in the area be sure to stop by for a visit and appreciate the magic of Mother Nature's handiwork!

Getting there

Ōi Keibajō Mae Station is located approximately 15 minutes from Haneda Airport's Terminal 1 on the Tokyo Monorail. In the opposite direction, Hamamatsucho Station is around 8 minutes away.

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Kim B

Kim B @kim.b

I'm an Australian who has lived abroad for almost a decade, including 7 years in Japan - specifically Tokyo and Niigata. I've  visited 44 of 47 prefectures, with only Kagoshima, Miyazaki and Kumamoto left to check out. I'm particularly fond of exploring off the beaten path destinations, gardens, and tea houses, and have a real interest in Japan's growing vegan scene.

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