Spots in Kawasaki Area

  • 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.
  • Yomiuri Land
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Inagishi Yanokuchi 4015-1
    An amusement park first opened in 1964 whose grounds straddle the city of Inagi in Tokyo and Kawasaki in Kanagawa Prefecture. In addition to amusement park staples such as roller coasters and other thrilling rides, a Ferris wheel, and go-carts; Yomiuri Land also hosts more unusual attractions, like ride’s modeled after a car factory and Nissin’s U.F.O. instant yakisoba noodles. The park is filled with other fun and interesting things to see and do, as well, including a barbecue area, summer pool, seal show, character show, and winter park illumination.
  • LAZONA Kawasaki Plaza
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Kawasaki-shi Saiwai-ku Horikawacho 72-1
    A large commercial facility directly accessible from JR Kawasaki Station. There are a variety of shops and facilities such as those dealing in fashion, interior, general merchandise, cuisine, services, and culture. With good access to the station, it's always lively. A roughly 60-meter diameter courtyard acts as the core of the community and has two stages where various events are held.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • CLUB CITTA'
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Kawasaki-shi Kawasaki-ku Ogawacho 5-7
    This large pioneering live hall without any seating opened 1988 and developed through their first era. It closed for remodeling and reopened in 2002. With the latest stage acoustic equipment installation and multi-media capabilities, they host an array of live performances ranging from fashion shows to plays.
  • Kawasaki Marien
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Kawasaki-shi Kawasaki-ku Higashiogishima 38-1
  • Japan Open-air Folk House Museum
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Kawasaki-shi Tama-ku Masugata 7-1-1
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ozenji Furusato Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Kawasakishi Asao-ku Ouzenji 528-1
    Located in Asao Ward, Kawasaki City, this park is created around the theme of 'water and greenery.' Within the park there are expansive grass lawns as well as a multi-purpose use family fitness area equipped with playground climbing structures. You can immerse yourself in nature by taking walks through the wooded pathways or enjoy the view of Mt. Fuji from the observation tower. Located in a residential area, it is accessible to many visitors who enjoy the abundant nature of the park.
  • Senzoku Gakuen Maeda Hall
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Kawasaki-shi Takatsu-ku Hisamoto 2-3-1
    The main hall of Senzoku Gakuen. They hold various events such as symphonies, choral concerts, musicals, ballets, and dances, all of which require reservations. It has 1,114 seats and was built in 1984. Since then it's been a frequent venue for student concerts and events.
  • 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.
  • Yumemigasaki Zoological Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Kawasakishi Saiwai-ku Minamikase 1-2-1
    Located in Saiwai District, Kawasaki City, this zoo has no entrance fee. In this park, abundant with natural greenery, are housed 61 types of animals. The lesser panda is one of the most popular with children. Seasonal activities are held year round. The spring zoo festival is one of the most popular. The opportunity to feed the animals, interact with the animals at the touching zoo, and a quiz corner are regular events as well.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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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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