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Kawasaki Daishi, Kawasaki

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Historic Site
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. Using our online itinerary creator, Kawasaki attractions like Kawasaki Daishi can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This is probably the best temple in the Kawasaki area. Compared to most temples (anywhere in Japan), this is a big one. It's spread out of a large amount of space as well as being next to a park. Most...  more »
  • 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. B...  more »
  • We went there for the new year with what appeared to be half of the population of japan lol. Very easy to find we followed the crowd off the train down pedestrian only streets lined with all manner of...  more »
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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Peaceful
  • Street is mostly empty if visit on working days.