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Kawasaki Travel Guide, Japan

 

General information

Kawasaki has been one of the major tourist destinations from the early 1980’s. Squeeze between Tokyo and Yokohama, Kawasaki was formed from the merger of the “temple town”, Taishicho and “post town”, Kawasaki. The city is the core of the industrial belt of Japan. Heavy industries like steel, machinery, petroleum and chemical are present over here. Each year the city attracts a large number of local and foreign tourists. Kawasaki offers sundry activities for one and all. It is wise idea to plan your trip in advance according to the budget limitations. The temperature of the city varies from 2.45 degree C in January-December to about 30 degree C in August. Similarly, the rainfall varies from 153 to 792 mm per month. 

 Places of interest for a short trip

In case you do not have enough time to spend in Kawasaki, then you can begin by visiting Kawasaki Daishi Heiken Temple, Kanayama-jinja Shrine, Gaga Onsen and Ezaki Shoten. One of the signature features of the city is the Kawasaki Port. It is located in the Tokyo Bay half way between the metropolis of Tokyo and Yokohama. This is the most ideal location for the port, with Japan’s widest consuming area in its surrounding area.

Other attractions

The Art Garden or the Art Gallery includes all forms of art. Pictures, paintings, sculptures, clay crafts and photographs are main items of interest.

The Kawasaki Civic Museum that was opened in 1988 houses a collection that is based on the “City and People”. The collections signify the progression and culture of the city.

 The Kawasaki International Center is a place that welcomes people from around the world. It is point of meeting, studying and forming new bonds with the people coming from different civilizations. The center encourages friendship and intercultural recognition and comprehension.

 The Kawasaki City Japanese House Museum has the traditional Japanese houses on display.

Other recreational places include Daishi Park, Yumemigasaki, Todoroki Green Park and Ikuta Green Park. The Toshiba Science Museum organizes exhibitions related to the field of electronics and electrics. Some of the most highly recommended exhibitions to see are on high vision, multimedia and robots. The Korean town is a great place to visit. It is located in the eastern Kawasaki.

  Accommodation

 Kawasaki presents a large assortment of hotels ranging from cheap accommodation to five star suites. Some of the good hotels are Hotel Sky Court Kawasaki and Hotel Sun Royal Kawasaki. Eating out in Kawasaki is not a problem since cuisine of almost any country can be found over here.  

Transport

Getting around Kawasaki is very easy. Although there is single railway line that links east and the west ends of the city, the north and south corners are linked by numerous train lines.   

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