Kawasaki, placed in Kanagawa Prefecture of Japan, is th 8th city with the most populated in Japan .During the old time, the Edo (Tokugawa) period (1603–1867), Kawasaki was one of the last post stations on the Tōkaidō (“Eastern Sea Road”)—the main historic land route between Edo (now Tokyo) and Kyōto—before the road reached Edo. Industry developed there during the early 20th century. The city was a major Allied target for aerial bombing during World War II and was largely destroyed. It was subsequently rebuilt, and large parcels of reclaimed land were added along the bay. Now with the population of 1,503,690 (per October 1st, 2017), this city is one of the main city forming Greater Tokyo Arena and Keihin Industrial Arena. Represents the modern face of Japan because of its many fascinating shopping malls and restaurants its offer. There are also many historic sites and sceneries in Kawasaki where its recidence and the visitors can visit, and enjoy the unique of Japan culture, or mother nature by visiting temples, traditional theaters, anicent houses and hot springs.
1. The cheapest things can be found hereAlthough this city is one of the metropolitan city in Japan, it doesn't mean all the things you buy here are expensives. Otherwise, you can found many cheap things here. You can find a place where you can buy anything with only 100 yen. Also you can have the lodging, eating in a restaurant, or traveling around with low cost. With that, you can go anywhere around Kawasaki with low budget. No wonder visitors love to spend their money more to enjoying the vacation here and if you have not visit Kawasaki yet, make sure put it on your list to spend some money for shopping and eating tour.
2. The anti mainstream place to visit in JapanMany people, if going to Japan, will visit the famous place such as Tokyo, Osaka, or Kyoto or best known called as the Golden Route. However in Kawasaki, you can find many things that you'll never see in those city. When temples, museums, and also a souvenir shop that sells many kinds souvenirs are common things but in Kawasaki you will find more. For examples, the current Kawasaki tourist spot that is getting attention from tourists not only from other prefectures but also from overseas is the nighttime viewing of the Kawasaki industrial zone that spreads along the Tokyo Bay. When a monitor tour was held in 2008 it was overwhelmed with applications by more than 10 times the number of people solicited, and official periodic tours started from 2010. There is also Nihon Minka-En, Japan an open air museum, The Japan Open-air Folk House Museum is an outdoor museum opened in 1967 in order to preserve the disappearing traditional houses to the future. Twenty five buildings are on display, mainly typical examples from the eastern Japan, including the Water Mill, Ferryman's Hut, the Storehouse on Stilts, and the Kabuki Stage. Do not let yourself to miss the chance to find some unique thing that exist only in Kawasaki.
3. Industrial Sight-seeing in Kawasaki CityAs mentioned above, Kawasaki has this unique spot to see. As the city that industrially developed, Kawasaki is renowned globally for being a place where fore-frontal industries, factories, and research centers are gathered together. It has an abundant amount of industrial sight-seeing resources such as interesting industrial heritages which continues to exist in this city even now. In this rate, with so many resources, the potential to open public such Industrial Sightseeing can be defined as the observation of industrial heritages by providing observational tours to a wide range of factories, from the most advanced to the most primitive. For examples, Kawasaki EcoLife Museum for the Future, Toshiba Science Museum, Ajinomoto Umami Science Square, Ajinomoto Umami Science Square, Fujitsu Limited Kawasaki Research & Manufacturing Facility, and there are so many others. At this rate, you can gain more knowledge even when you are in a holiday mode on. Why don’t you make your time to visit the industrial facilities of Kawasaki and experience the attractiveness of industrial engineering.
Kawasaki Tourist Spots
1. Fujiko F. Fujio MuseumTalking about Fujiko F. Fujio means we are talking about the famous Doraemon, a robotic cat from the 22nd century who travels back in time to befriend with Nobita, sent by the Sewashi to help him from harm caused by Giant and the gang. The Fujiko F. Fujio Museum, also informally known as the Doraemon Museum, is a fanciful art museum found in the suburbs of Kawasaki. It is based on the work of Fujiko F. Fujio (nom de plume of manga artist Fujimoto Hiroshi). Doraemon has been around for decades and remains extremely popular around the world until today. So although the museum is aimed at children, it also appeals to adults who grew up with the series. While not large, it has a pretty extensive collection of Fujiko F. Fujio's work, including original artwork from Doraemon, 21-emon, Kaibutsukun, and several of Fujiko's other series. An excellent English audio guide is included with admission and has a lot of commentary on Fujiko's life and the various artwork on display. No age limited in here, so bring your children or feel back your childhood here.
2. Nihon Minkaen MuseumA hidden gem outside the busy city. This museum is an open museum that placed in suburbs of Kawasaki City which displays preserved building of Edo period. They include traditional farmhouses, such as a gasshozukuri farmhouse from the Shirakawago area, samurai houses, merchant houses, houses from post towns, homes from fishing villages, a shrine and a kabuki stage. Some of the homes house workshops where demonstrations of traditional handicrafts such as indigo dyeing, straw and bamboo craft making, and cloth weaving are held on Sundays. There are also daily indigo dyeing workshops where, for a small fee, you can dye your own handkerchief, bandana, or traditional shop curtain. A variety of other cultural events and festivals, such as rice cake pounding, folk storytelling, traditional carpentry demonstrations, and lion dances are held occasionally during the year. We can see every building with Gassho-Zukkuri style. Also another ancient building of Japan during the old time. An alternate place to visit when you are feeling it is a far place to visit Shirakawago.
3. Okamoto MuseumMuseum dedicated to artist Taro Okamoto, famous for his abstract masterpieces "Tower of the Sun" and the mural painting in Shibuya station among many others. Taro Okamoto was a leading avant-garde artist; the Tower of the Sun in Osaka and The Myth of Tomorrow in Shibuya are two of his internationally known works. The construction of the museum in November 1996, it was completed in July 1999, and the museum opened in October 1999. This was the birthplace of Taro Okamoto and many of the works housed here were donated by Okamoto himself. In the immediate Ikuta Ryokuchi area you will also find the Nihon Minka-en Folklore Museum as well as the Fujiko F. Fujio Museum, which makes this a great place to spend a culturally enriching day.