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Kawasaki Daishi (t) is a prominent temple in Kawasaki City. It was founded in 1128 toward the end of the Heian Period and is the headquarters of the Chizan School of Shingon Buddhism.

The temple's original structures were destroyed during the war, and its current buildings are modern reconstructions of Heian Period architecture. The main hall (Dai-Hondo), constructed of steel and concrete, was built in 1958 and houses a statue of Kobo Daishi, the founder of Japanese Shingon Buddhism. Several of the temple's other large structures, such as the main Dai-Sanmon Gate and an octagonal, five story pagoda, were built in the 1970s and 80s to commemorate various anniversaries.

A lively temple approach connects the gates of the temple to Kawasaki Daishi Station and is lined with restaurants and shops selling all kinds of souvenirs and colorful daruma dolls.

Getting there and around

Kawasaki Daishi is located along the Keikyu Daishi Line, a short line that branches off the Keikyu Main Line at Keikyu Kawasaki Station (next to JR Kawasaki Station). The train ride between Keikyu Kawasaki and Kawasaki Daishi stations takes five minutes and cost 140 yen. There are frequent departures. From Kawasaki Daishi Station it is a further five minute walk to the temple.

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    • Dormy Inn Kawasaki Natural Hot Spring
      Mid-range
      Attractively set in the Kawasaki Ward district of Kawasaki, Dormy Inn Kawasaki Natural Hot Spring is situated 7 km from Grandtree Musashikosugi, 7 km from Lala Terrace Musashikosugi and 8 km from Motosumi-Bremen Shopping District. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage space, along with free WiFi throughout the property. Private parking is available on site. Guests at the hotel can enjoy an Asian breakfast. Guests staying at Dormy Inn Kawasaki Natural Hot have access to the in-house spa and wellness centre which includes a hot spring bath and a sauna. Higashiyamata Park is 12 km from the accommodation, while Yamada Fuji Park is 13 km from the property. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda International Airport, 7 km from Dormy Inn Kawasaki Natural Hot Spring.
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    • Kawasaki King Skyfront Tokyu REI Hotel
      Mid-range
      Located within 10 km of Yumemigasaki Zoological Park, Kawasaki King Skyfront Tokyu REI Hotel in Kawasaki provides a shared lounge, as well as free WiFi. The property is around 14 km from Kawasaki Todoroki Stadium and 15 km from Todoroki Arena. Guests can make use of a bar. The rooms in the hotel are equipped with a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Each room has a shared bathroom with free toiletries. All rooms will provide guests with a fridge. There is an in-house restaurant, which serves a variety of European dishes. You can play table tennis at Kawasaki Tokyu REI Hotel. When guests need guidance on where to visit, the reception will be happy to provide advice.
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    • Slash Kawasaki
      Mid-range
      Set in Kawasaki, 7 km from Grandtree Musashikosugi, Slash Kawasaki offers air-conditioned accommodation and a bar. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a shared kitchen and room service, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The property is 12 km from Higashiyamata Park and 13 km from Yamada Fuji Park. All units in the hotel are fitted with a kettle. All guest rooms feature a private bathroom, slippers and bed linen. A ? la carte breakfast is available every morning at Slash Kawasaki. The accommodation offers a terrace. Lala Terrace Musashikosugi is 7 km from Slash Kawasaki, while Motosumi-Bremen Shopping District is 8 km from the property. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda International Airport, 7 km from the hotel.
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    • Nisshin Geppo Tokyo Kawasaki
      Budget-friendly
      Located in Kawasaki, within 7 km of Motosumi-Bremen Shopping District and 8 km of Grandtree Musashikosugi, Nisshin Geppo Tokyo Kawasaki provides accommodation with a shared lounge and free WiFi throughout the property. The property is set 8 km from Lala Terrace Musashikosugi, 12 km from Higashiyamata Park and 12 km from Yamada Fuji Park. The property is situated 15 km from Tougakuin Temple and 18 km from Oyama-kaido Furusatokan. Guest rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a microwave, a fridge, a kettle, a shower, slippers and a wardrobe. All units include a shared bathroom, a hairdryer and bed linen. Kohoku Minamo is 13 km from the inn, while Train and Bus Museum is 14 km away. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda International Airport, 8 km from Nisshin Geppo Tokyo Kawasaki.
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    • Super Hotel Premier Musashi Kosugi Ekimae
      Mid-range
      Super Hotel Lohas Musashi Kosugi Ekimae is a hotel situated in Kawasaki. The property is 2 km from Todoroki Arena. At the hotel, air-conditioned rooms include a desk and a flat-screen TV and private bathroom. A continental breakfast is served each morning at the property. Paid private parking is available on site upon prior reservation. Yomiuri Land is 14 km from Super Hotel Lohas Musashikosugi. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda International Airport, 10 km from the property.
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    • Hotel The Lotus Bali (Adult Only)
      Budget-friendly
      Hotel The Lotus Bali is an adult-only accommodation located in Kawasaki. Rooms come with a flat-screen TV and DVD player. You will find a kettle in the room. Every room is fitted with a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find bath robes, slippers and free toiletries. There is a 24-hour front desk at the property. Tokyo is 18 km from Hotel The Lotus Bali, while Yokohama is 11 km from the property. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda International Airport, 7 km away.
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    • Sotetsu Fresa Inn Kawasaki-Higashiguchi
      Mid-range
      Located on a 5-minute walk from Kawasaki Station, Sotetsu Fresa Inn Kawasaki-Higashiguchi offers comfortable rooms with a flat-screen TV and free internet access. The Sotetsu Fresa Inn Kawasaki-Higashiguchi is in close proximity to shopping areas. From Kawasaki Station it is a 10-minute train ride to Yokohama and Tokio Shinagawa. Haneda Airport is a 15-minute train ride away from Keikyu Kawasaki Station. Rooms are air-conditioned and feature a colourful contemporary decor. They are equipped with a refrigerator and an electric kettle. Sotetsu Fresa Inn Kawasaki-Higashiguchi features coin-operated laundry facilities. Services include luggage storage. Public parking is available near the hotel, at a charge. Sotetsu Fresa Inn Kawasaki-Higashiguchi offers a la carte breakfast options at Excelsior coffee shop on the first floor from 07:00 to 10:00. Drinks vending machines are available throughout the hotel.
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    • Kawasaki Nikko Hotel
      Luxury
      A one-minute walk away from JR-Kawasaki Station, Kawasaki Nikko Hotel offers rooms with free internet access and flat-screen TV. The hotel building features shopping and dining options. Each room at Kawasaki is equipped with air conditioning, an ensuite bathroom and a hairdryer. A minibar and writing desk are also provided. Guests can have meals and snacks at the hotelfs Natura Cafe & Restaurant, or have drinks at the signature Yakanhiko Bar, which features sky views. Kawasaki Nikkofs guests can also sing their hearts out in the hotelfs karaoke rooms, or pamper themselves at barber/beauty shop. Massage services are also available. A 5-minute walk from the main street, Kawasaki Nikko Hotel is a 15-minute train ride from Haneda Airport, Tokyo City and Yokohama City.
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    • Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kawasaki
      Mid-range
      Located a 5-minute walk from JR/Keikyu Kawasaki Station, Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kawasaki offers modern accommodation with free WiFi. Coin launderette and massage services are available at an additional charge. In-room facilities include a flat-screen TV, a fridge and an electric kettle. The private bathroom has a bathtub and free toiletries. Kawasaki Daiwa Roynet Hotel features a 24-hour front desk and an on-site convenient store. Drinks vending machines are also available. The hotel is a 10-minute walk from Toshiba Science Museum and LAZONA Kawasaki. Haneda Airport is a 15-minute train ride away. Kagonoya restaurant offers a breakfast buffet, as well as lunch and dinner meals.
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    • Hotel Mid In Kawasaki Ekimae
      Budget-friendly
      Attractively situated in the Kawasaki Ward district of Kawasaki, Hotel Mid In Kawasaki Ekimae is situated 7 km from Grandtree Musashikosugi, 7 km from Lala Terrace Musashikosugi and 8 km from Motosumi-Bremen Shopping District. With a shared lounge, the 2-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. The accommodation features a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage space for guests. The rooms in the hotel are fitted with a flat-screen TV. At Hotel Mid In Kawasaki Ekimae rooms include bed linen and towels. Higashiyamata Park is 12 km from the accommodation, while Yamada Fuji Park is 13 km from the property. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda International Airport, 7 km from Hotel Mid In Kawasaki Ekimae.
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