As population increased rapidly and the industries developed, there was an increasing need for water. To tackle that, in order to supply water for the waterworks and industries, generate electricity, as well as to strengthen flood control, facilities such as the Shiroyama dam and Samukawa water intake facility were built as collaborative projects between Yokohama City, Kawasaki City and Yokosuka City.
A well-known shrine amongst the locals worshipping the protector of Kawasaki which is said to embody the virtues of “Victory” and “Harmony”. The era in which the shrine was built is unknown, but the sacred large gingko tree (Oicho in Japanese) is said to be over a 1000 years old. There are many events held throughout the year, namely the Reitaisai (Kawasaki Sanno Festival) in August. In the vicinity, there are many historical and cultural highlights such as poem monuments of Matsuo Bashō and Masaoka Shiki and the remains of the Kodoro Bridge etc.
Immediately close to Daishi station of Keikyu Daishi line. It is famous for not only shopping area which is about 500m length leading you directly to Daishi-Hirama Temple of Kawasaki with many locally rooted lively shops. Photos Provided by photolibery
One of Japan’s famous temples with over ten million visitors per year. It is known for warding off evil (Yakuyoke Daishi). Every day without fail, a priest will hold a prayer ceremony (Gomakito) for the wishes of believers to be fulfilled.
30 minutes from Tokyo and 40 minutes away by car from Haneda Airport, this municipal Japanese folklore park located in the northern part of Kawasaki City is an outdoor museum featuring 25 structures, including Japanese traditional houses, watermills and Kabuki stages. In one of the facilities, the traditional crafts building, you can experience indigo dyeing.
Inside the center, various flowers and trees are grown throughout the year. You can also find a greenhouse, an exhibition garden, and a lawn plaza here.
This park, adjacent to Kawasaki Daishi Heiken-ji temple, has a baseball field, a tennis court, a pool and a lawn plaza. In 1987 (Showa 62), to commemorate 5 years of friendship-city relations between Kawasaki City and Shenyang City (in China), a Chinese garden, Shinshu-en, was presented as a gift. This garden is a very popular spot.
The river tearrace that surrounds the Tama river in Kawasaki City has a baseball field, soccer pitch, multipurpose area, and half marathon course. It is a place for sports and recreation for the local community.
Green tea cultivated in vast lands rich in agriculture. Seaweed cultivated in the sea of Japan with tender care by fishermen. This company specializes in supplying various types of tea and seaweed, ranging from everyday items to high-end products. There are also tea brewing classes and matcha experiences are held frequently (reservation required).
This museum preserves and features the donated main masterpieces of Taro Okamoto, one of Japan’s prominent artists born in Kawasaki City.
© The Taro Okamoto Museum Of Art
A 5 minute walk from Kawasaki Station, CLUB CITTA' is a large hall that holds live concerts. The hall was the first of its kind when it opened in 1988, and since then it has held concerts of both famous local and foreign artists.
Ikuta Ryokuchi Park is the largest natural environment in the capital. In spring Masugatayama has cherry blossoms, and at the beginning of summer irises are in season. Autumn is a good time to see the maple leaves. Every season has something to enjoy. The Japan Open-air Folk House Museum, the Taro Okamoto Museum of Art, the Kawasaki Municipal Science Museum and many other sites are also located in Ikuta Ryokuchi Park.
Kawasaki International Center works as a place for promoting international understanding and cultural exchanges. Wide range of multilingual information is provided at an information library. References and materials of exchanges with a sister city, friendship cities, and friendship ports are displayed in the gallery. International exchange library/resource room contains about 15,000 books and documents.
Kawasaki Marien brings citizens and the port together. Formally known as "Kawasaki Harbor Promotion Hall", the building is 51 meters in hight and offers a panoramic view of the harbor from the observation deck. Facilities include a restaurant, a gymnasium, a tennis court and more. It is home to the world's largest stuffed great white shark.
It is a street with many shops on both sides, which extends from Kawasakidaishi Daisanmon. The length of the street is about 200 m. Sales staff are working with enthusiasm and selling specialties, such as Tontoko Ame (candy) and Kuzumochi.