Kawasaki Daishi Temple
Kawasaki Daishi (ìèåt) 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.
Hours and Fees
6:00 to 17:30 (October to March)
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Hotels around Kawasaki
HOTEL METROPOLITAN KAWASAKIHOTEL METROPOLITAN KAWASAKI features a fitness centre, terrace, a restaurant and bar in Kawasaki. With free WiFi, this 4-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage space. Miwa Itsukushima Shrine is 6.5 km from the hotel and Uramori Inari Shrine is 6.7 km away. The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms with a wardrobe, a kettle, a fridge, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a bidet. At HOTEL METROPOLITAN KAWASAKI every room has bed linen and towels. Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a buffet breakfast. Omori Hachiman Shrine is 6.3 km from HOTEL METROPOLITAN KAWASAKI, while Showa no Kurashi Museum is 6.3 km away. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda Airport, 7 km from the hotel.View on Booking.com
Dormy Inn Kawasaki Natural Hot SpringSituated in Kawasaki, 5.6 km from Omori Hachiman Shrine, Dormy Inn Kawasaki Natural Hot Spring provides accommodation with a spa and wellness centre and private parking. This 3-star hotel offers luggage storage space. The accommodation features a sauna, hot spring bath, restaurant and free WiFi throughout the property. Guests at the hotel can enjoy an Asian breakfast. Speaking English, Japanese, Korean and Chinese at the reception, staff are ready to help around the clock. Miwa Itsukushima Shrine is 5.9 km from Dormy Inn Kawasaki Natural Hot Spring, while Uramori Inari Shrine is 6 km from the property. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda Airport, 7 km from the accommodation.View on Booking.com
slash kawasakiFeaturing 3-star accommodation, slash kawasaki is set in Kawasaki, 6 km from Omori Hachiman Shrine and 6.2 km from Miwa Itsukushima Shrine. With a terrace, the 3-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. Guests can enjoy American dishes at the restaurant or have a cocktail at the bar. All guest rooms in the hotel are fitted with a kettle. At slash kawasaki all rooms include bed linen and towels. Breakfast is available every morning, and includes ? la carte, Italian and American options. Uramori Inari Shrine is 6.4 km from the accommodation, while Tokujo-ji Temple is 6.6 km from the property. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda Airport, 7 km from slash kawasaki.View on Booking.com
HOTEL EnmichiSituated in Kawasaki and within 5.6 km of Omori Hachiman Shrine, HOTEL Enmichi has a restaurant, non-smoking rooms, and free WiFi. This 3-star hotel offers luggage storage space. Miwa Itsukushima Shrine is 5.8 km from the hotel and Uramori Inari Shrine is 6 km away. The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms with a desk, a kettle, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a bidet. At HOTEL Enmichi rooms include bed linen and towels. Tokujo-ji Temple is 6.2 km from the accommodation, while Gonsho-ji Temple is 6.3 km from the property. The nearest airport is Tokyo Haneda Airport, 7 km from HOTEL Enmichi.View on Booking.com
Kawasaki King Skyfront Tokyu REI HotelLocated 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.View on Booking.com
Richmond Hotel Premier MusashikosugiConveniently located just a 5-minute walk from JR Musashi Kosugi Station, this hotel features free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour front desk and coin launderette for guestsf convenience. The station provides direct access to Shibuya, a 13-minute ride, and Yokohama, a 15-minute ride away. Each room at Richmond Hotel Premier Musashikosugi comes with modern facilities like a flat-screen TV and an air-purifier/humidifier. An electric kettle with tea bags and a mobile charger are also provided in the room. Special amenities for female guests and children are available at the front desk. Premier Musashikosugi Richmond Hotel offers drinks vending machines and in-room massages at an extra charge. Laptop can be rented from the reception for a fee. Todoroki Athletic Field is a 6-minute drive from the hotel. JR Shinagawa Shinkansen (bullet train) Station is a 10-minute train ride away. On-site Richmond Diners restaurant offers a Western/Japanese breakfast buffet. Various meals are also on offer for dinner.View on Booking.com
Hotel The Lotus Bali (Adult Only)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.View on Booking.com
Sotetsu Fresa Inn Kawasaki-HigashiguchiLocated 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.View on Booking.com
Hotel Balian Resort Tomei Kawasaki I.C.Hotel Balian Resort Tomei Kawasaki I.C. Is 5 km from Yokohama International Swimming Pool. With a garden, the 3-star hotel has a terrace and 24-hour front desk. The accommodation offers an open-air bath and stone sauna for private use as well as a foot bath. All guest rooms in Hotel Balian Resort Tomei Kawasaki are fitted with a microwave, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a shower. The property offers complimentary breakfast of breads at the lobby. Guests can relax on the garden terrace or enjoy darts and hot yoga at Hotel Balian Resort Tomei Kawasaki I.C.. Haneda Airport is 22 km from the hotel.View on Booking.com
Kawasaki Nikko HotelA 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.View on Booking.com