Kawasaki Daishi, Kawasaki

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Pay a visit to Kawasaki Daishi, a Buddhist temple known as the headquarters of the Chizan sect of Shingon Buddhism. Founded in 1128, the large temple complex features an imposing main hall--destroyed by fire in 1945 and rebuilt in 1964--made from steel and concrete in the style of the previous Heian period. Chief among the objects of worship at the temple remains the image of a Buddhist priest, Kukai, a man considered the chief driving force behind the spread of Shingon Buddhism in the country. Put Kawasaki Daishi into our Kawasaki online day trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Kawasaki.
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  • Keikyū Kawasaki-Daishi station through the town gate. Temple is located at the back, with his right hand before nokyo-sho. In Thailand-style is new, whats the bookmark. Thailand-style buildings in the pay of the car about 10 minutes.
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  • The shrine is crowded. It is about a 10-minute walk from keikyū Kawasaki-Daishi station. Steps than I thought, but shops and stalls and not get bored. It is a big temple. Souvenir shops can also charm prayer, and many talismans. Sacred places and feel the atmosphere of the downtown location and even fun.
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  • Beautiful temple about 45 min outside of Tokyo. Went here to find a variety of daruma dolls and was not disappointed! Temple and grounds are beautiful in itself and it was fairly empty on a Thursday midday.
  • Great place to visit. Lots of street vendors and sweets
  • When your trip falls to Kawasaki, I suggest you visit this temple by devoting a few hours. There are small stalls selling souvenirs in the temple. A real bonsai is available in a garden you can buy. But it's a little difficult to get bonsai out of the country.
  • Loved it peaceful and nice to hang out
  • Founded in 1128, it is the headquarters of the Chizan sect of Shingon Buddhism. I visited the Kawasaki Daishi for the new year. An interesting alternative to other famous temples around Tokyo.

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