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  • 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.
  • Kanayama Shrine
    2 Reviews
    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.


  • Daihonzan Kawasaki Daishi Heikenji Temple
    426 Reviews
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    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.

    Went there on a Sunday. There was a "festival" with many wind chimes (the one with glass dome on top) being shown. Including across the main temple entrance. Started from Shin-Yokohama station. Took...

  • 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.
  • Muza Kawasaki Symphony Hall
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Kawasaki-shi Saiwai-ku Omiyacho 1310
  • Nippon TV Ran Ran Hall
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    Tokyo Inagi-shi Yanokuchi 4015-1
  • Lazona Kawasaki Plazasol
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    Kanagawa Pref. Kawasakishi Saiwai-ku Horikawachou 72-1 Lazona Kawasaki Plaza PlazaWest 5F
  • Senzokugakuen College of Music Maeda Hall
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    Kanagawa Kawasaki-shi Takatsu-ku Hisamoto 2-chome 3-1
  • Kawasaki Tama Civic Hall
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    Kanagawa Kawasaki-shi Tama-ku Noborito 1775-1
  • Kawasaki Takatsu Civic Hall NOCTY Hall
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    Kanagawa Kawasaki-shi Takatsu-ku Mizonokuchi 1-4-1 NOCTY Plaza 2-11F
  • Toshiba Science Museum
    84 Reviews
    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.

    This is a small museum located within easy walking distance of the nearby JR Kawasaki train station. There are a number of exhibits showing various aspects of technology, usually with interactive...

  • 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.
  • tsukijihonganjikawasakitamafukyousho keinentera
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    Kanagawa Pref. Kawasakishi Tama-ku Nakanoshima 4-24-2-5
  • Maginu Shrine
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    Kanagawa Kawasaki-shi Miyamae-ku Maginu 986
  • Kandatedukuri Work
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    Kanagawa Pref. Kawasakishi Nakahara-ku Tajirichou 10
  • ippanshadanhojin Tokyo Glass Kogeikenkyujo
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    Kanagawa Pref. Kawasakishi Saiwai-ku Tsukagoshi 3-146-1
  • Garasuya
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    Kanagawa Pref. Kawasakishi Miyamae-ku Nampeidai 18-16
  • Stained glass Workshop Glass in
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    Kanagawa Pref. Kawasakishi Saiwai-ku Minamikase 2-21-12
  • Flowers to accompany living? Dyed flowers?
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    Kanagawa Pref. Kawasakishi Asao-ku Takaishi 3-6-1-1111
  • Atelier Pallete Miya-mae School
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    Kanagawa Kawasaki-shi Miyamae-ku Nogawa 3135-1

Kanagawa Main Areas


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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