Settled between Tokyo and Yokohama, Kawasaki represents the face of modern Japan. This large coastal city, stretching along the Tamagawa River will charm you with it’s blend of new and ancient. Apart from huge selection of shopping malls and restaurants the city will welcome you with it’s many historic sites and sceneries where you can enjoy genuine Japanese culture.
Whether it is the city’s nature, temples, traditional theaters, parks or hot springs, Kawasaki has something to offer to every visitor, eager to get to know it a little bit better. Start your visit by exploring the Nihon Minkaen, an open-air museum, home to 25 traditional farmhouses from the Edo Period (1603-1867) which were relocated here from all over Japan. Some of the homes, house workshops of traditional handicrafts: try indigo dyeing, straw and bamboo craft making or cloth weaving, it could be fun!
Save time for the city’s main treasure – Kawasaki Daishi, the grand head temple in the Shingon Buddhism. As one of the three major temples in the area, it is known for prayer for the safety and well being (Yakuyoke). Let your personal photographer in Kawasaki, capture the unforgettable moments of learning about local culture and don’t forget to bring home some of the popular Kuzu-mochi (arrowroot cake) and Tontoko-ame (local candy).