Spots in Kawasaki Area

  • Higashi Ogishima East Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Kawasakishi Kawasaki-ku Higashiougishima 58-1
    This is a park in Higashi Ogishima, Kawasaki Ward. It features an artificial beach where visitors can go clamming, as well as dog runs, multipurpose areas, and barbecue plazas. Airplanes taking off and landing at Haneda Airport and large boats coming and going in Tokyo Bay are visible, and it's a popular spot for night views of factory lights. It's also been designated as a distribution center for relief goods in case of disasters.
  • Daihonzan Kawasaki Daishi Heikenji Temple
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Pref. Kawasakishi Kawasaki-ku Daishichou 4-48
    This temple is in Daishi-machi, Kawasaki Ward, Kawasaki City. Founded in 1128, its official name is Shingonshu Chisanha Kongosan Kinjoin Heikenji. It's also known as Yakuyoke Daishi for wiping away bad luck. They also hold various events with roots in the area. Many visitors come here for their first temple visit of the year when lots of stalls open on the grounds and the approach to the temple.
  • Ikuta Ryokuchi Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Kawasakishi Tama-ku Masugata 7-1-4 Ikuta Green Area East Exit Visitor Center
    This is a municipal park straddling the two districts of Tama and Miyamae in Kawasaki City. Here one can enjoy the seasonal changes of nature. In the spring there are sakura, irises in the early summer, and autumn foliage in the fall. In these expansive green area are located the Taro Okamoto Museum of Art, the Fujiko F Fujio Museum, and the Kawasaki Municipal Science Museum planetarium.
  • Fujiko F Fujio Museum
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Kawasakishi Tama-ku Nagao 2-8-1
    A museum in Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture which exhibits drawings by the manga artist Fujiko F Fujio, as well as related materials. Standing displays of color drawings from the museum’s collection of approximately 50 thousand are changed on a regular basis and include examples from popular series such as Doraemon, Perman, and Kiteretsu Daihyakka. Special exhibits are also held regularly which give visitors the chance to view rare drawings and other materials never allowed to leave the museum. The museum also has many other points of note, including a recreation of the artist’s work desk, an area where visitors can read the actual manga, and a popular gift shop.
  • Mizonokuchi Onsen Kirari
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kanagawa Pref. Kawasakishi Takatsu-ku Chitose 1068-1
    This natural hot spring facility is in Takatsu Ward, Kawasaki City. The alkaline spring water is said to be hot water for the beautiful and hot water for beautiful skin. Guests enjoy the carbonated spring bath and the stone sauna, as well as both indoor and open-air baths. There are also a variety of esthetic services available including body care, foot care, and exfoliation treatment. Admission is for junior high school students and older.
  • Higashitakane Forest Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Kawasakishi Miyamae-ku Shibokuhonchou 2-10-1
    A forest park located in Miyamae Ward, Kawasaki City. The park has a large natural grass lawn and is also the location of the Higashitakane ruins, an archeological site designated a Cultural Property, and visitors come in contact with Japan's ancient Yayoi and Kofun period. Visitors will also be able to see bamboo-leaf oaks, a prefecturally designated Natural Monument, and wild birds, and the park is a popular destination for those looking to enjoy a picnic and other outdoor activities. The park has also been selected as one of the 50 most scenic areas in Kanagawa due to its abundant natural beauty.
  • Kanayama Shrine
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Pref. Kawasakishi Kawasaki-ku Daishiekimae 2-13-16
    This Shinto shrine is about a one-minute walk from Kawasaki-Daishi Station. One of the sanctuaries on the grounds of Wakamiya Hachimangu Shrine, it's known locally as Kanamara-sama. It honors the deities Kanayama-hiko and Kanayama-bime, who legend says cared for the goddess Izanami-no-Mikoto whose lower body was badly burned when she gave birth to a fire deity. As such, worshiping here is believed to ease childbirth and help heal afflictions of the lower body. Shrine festivals include the Suicho-no-Matsuri which recreates a historic drinking contest, the Fuigo Festival to pray for prosperity among blacksmiths and hardware merchants, and the annual Kanamara Festival, where patrons carry portable shrines in the shape of giant phalluses.
  • LA CITTADELLA
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Kawasakishi Kawasaki-ku Ogawachou 4-1
    A shopping mall located a five-minute walk from JR Kawasaki Station in Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture. The concept behind the mall is a place which delivers cutting-edge culture with a focus on movies and music, and which engenders romantic spaces where you can enjoy the everyday in an Italian-style atmosphere. The mall is host to a wide variety of tenants, including the CINECITTA' movie theater, the CLUB CITTA' large-scale concert hall, numerous restaurants serving Italian cuisine, cafes, accessory shops, vintage boutiques, and a futsal court.
  • Yodobashi Outlet Keikyu Kawasaki
    Shopping
    Kanagawa Pref. Kawasakishi Kawasaki-ku Ekimaehonchou 21-12
    This is a specialty outlet store located in front of the West exit of the Keikyu-Kawsaki Station. Items that were the display product from each of the Yodobashi Camera branches are sent here for sale, and older items that may be one generation older than the latest model can be found here. Even slightly damaged or scarred products are for sale, so one must inspect each item before purchasing, but many good bargains can be had, and the items have the manufacturer’s warranty as well. All items are one of a kind sold only here, and are not available in on-line stores or other branches. However, they will ship to any place in the Kanto region. Some products that are new, are sold at the same price for which they are sold at other branches.
  • Miyamaedaira Gensen Yukemurinosho
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kanagawa Pref. Kawasakishi Miyamae-ku Miyamaedaira 2-13-3
    This hot spring facility is located in 2-Chome, Miyamaedaira, Miyamae Ward, Kawasaki City. It makes use of natural spring water from a sodium hydrogen carbonate hot spring, which is effective for beautifying skin, maintaining body temperature, aid in the recovery from fatigue, health promotion, nerve pain, muscle soreness, and more. Outdoor baths include a bath with water directly from the source, and a “carbonated amber hot springs” bath which incorporates carbon dioxide gas. Indoor baths include a Finnish-style Loyly sauna. The female baths include the chance to experience “moisturizing skin-beautifying water” as a nanometer-sized mist that is sprayed. Adjacent facilities are plentiful, including one of the largest bedrock bath facilities in the Kanto region.
  • Toshiba Science Museum
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Kawasakishi Saiwai-ku Horikawachou 72-34 Smart Community Center (Lazona Kawasaki Toshiba Building) 2F
    This science museum is located within “Smart Community Center” in front of Kawasaki Station in Horikawa-cho, Saiwai District, Kawasaki City. They have regular exhibits, such as one tracing the history of Toshiba through historical products, and one regarding smart communities, which are made possible by future energy technologies digital technology. They also hold events, such as science shows where you can approach science in an everyday fashion, and science experiment workshops.
  • Kuji Ento Bunsui
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Pref. Kawasakishi Takatsu-ku Kuji 1-34
    This water diversion facility is located in 1-Chome, Kuji, Takatsu Ward, Kawasaki City. Nikkaryo irrigation water sourced from Tama River is supplied to four canals: Kuji canal, Rokkason canal, Kawasaki canal, and Nekata canal. When it was constructed in 1941, it earned praise for the technique which used the circumference ratio of the pipe to accurately distribute water, such that similar techniques were adopted for new facilities built all over the country. It is a Nationally Designated Tangible Cultural Property.
  • Tamagawa Ryokuchi BBQ Area
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Kawasakishi Takatsu-ku Seta In the ground
    This barbecue spot is located in Seta, Takatsu Ward, Kawasaki City. In addition to a fully outdoor barbecue space, there is a reservation-only premium corner (limited to five groups, and only on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays) which allow you to use a tent and equipment without needing to set up or clean up afterwards. It also features a diaper-changing area, a parent-child square, and a public water supply space. You can enjoy casual barbecue along the river in this location, a five-minute walk from Futako-Shinchi Station.
  • Mitsui Shopping Park LaLa terrace Musashikosugi
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Kawasakishi Nakahara-ku Shinmarukohigashi 3-1302
    These commercial facilities are directly linked to Musashi-Kosugi Station on the Tokyu Toyoko line, in Shinmarukohigashi, Nakahara Ward, Kawasaki City. You’ll first find “Kosugi Marche” on the first floor packed with fresh foods and side dishes, as well as sweets. On higher floors, you’ll find shops for fashion and miscellaneous goods, as well as five clinics arrayed in “Lala Terrace Clinic Mall”, and “Mitsui no Sumai Mall”.
  • Yukai Soukai Kurihira
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kanagawa Pref. Kawasakishi Asao-ku Katahira 8-2-1
    This hot spring facility is located along Prefectural Route 137 in 8-Chome, Katahira, Asao Ward, Kawasaki City. The outdoor baths make use of the original water from “Kawasaki Katahira Onsen”, a sodium hydrogen carbonate hot spring that is effective for cuts, burns, bruises, joint pain, and more. In addition to the Shigaraki vase bath, and the cypress-smelling monastery bath, and “Utatane no Yu” lie-down bath with granite, indoor baths include a medicinal water bath you can enjoy every Wednesday. You can enjoy the sauna, bedrock bathing, body care facilities and even the restaurant. There is also a bedrock bath yoga class available only for women.
  • Ikumimama Dobutsu Doughnuts
    Shopping
    Kanagawa Pref. Kawasakishi Nakahara-ku Kiduki 3-6-18 Motosumi Core Building 1F
    Ikumama Dobutsu Doughnuts were a sensation on Twitter and have also been featured in the mass media. These charming doughnuts are not only made to delight the eye but are also made with carefully selected ingredients from all over Japan, including fertile eggs, in the interests of safety. The doughnuts are also made with great care to produce a subtle, sophisticated sweetness. The shop also sells limited seasonal varieties of doughnuts and ordinary doughnuts not in the shapes of animals but in a wide range of flavors.
  • VANILLABEANS Kawasaki
    Shopping
    Kanagawa Pref. Kawasakishi Kawasaki-ku Ekimaehonchou 26-2-1042
  • Todoroki Ryokuchi Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Kawasakishi Nakahara-ku Todoroki 1-1
    This municipal park is in Todoroki, Nakahara Ward, Kawasaki City. It features various athletic facilities including a track and field ground. Its soccer stadium is the local J league team Kawasaki Frontale's home field. Kawasaki City Museum is on the grounds. Its facilities include an art gallery and it holds exhibitions, cultural events, and more.
  • Taro Okamoto Museum of Art (Kawasaki City)
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Kawasakishi Tama-ku Masugata 7-1-5
    Located in Tama Ward, Kawasaki City, this museum mainly displays the work of Taro Okamoto that he donated to the municipality. It hosts a permanent exhibition room that surveys the development of his work, including art, writing, and tactile pieces, as well as a temporary exhibition room that introduces new artists. There is also a 30-meter-high Mother Tower that's a symbol of the facility. The nearest station is Mukogaoka-Yuen Station on the Odakyu Odawara Line.
  • Ajinomoto Kawasaki Plant
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Pref. Kawasakishi Kawasaki-ku Suzukichou 3-4
    Founded in 1914, this is the Ajinomoto Group's oldest factory. Popular with parents and kids alike, they have three factory tours that focus on their standard products and include tastings and an Umami-taiken workshop. Their shop sells merchandise with their mascot Aji Panda and more.

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Kanagawa prefecture acts as an extension of the Tokyo metropolis that spills over into coastal towns, most notably Yokohama city, heavily populated and known for its Chinatown and seaside attractions. Just the right distance for a day trip out of Tokyo, Kanagawa is home to some of Tokyo's most accessible beaches, including around Kamakura, best known for its Big Buddha. Visitors can also travel a little farther afield for a weekend at Hakone onsen town.

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