More aimed at kids really, which is why I took my son there, and fairly similar really to the Tobu Museum in Tokyo.
Takes around 20 minutes to get to from Shibuya.
Entry is only 100 yen for adults and 50 yen for children of primary school age and above.
Worth a look.
Last week we went to Kawasaki Marien.
This instisution is located in Higashi-Ogijima of Kawasaki port.
Kawasaki port is the fifth port of the large scale ports of Japan.
If you go up the building, you wil see the typcal industrial scene and know about the Kawasaki port.
Next to this building,There is a park and some tennis corts, you can enjoy sports and BBQ.
Kawasaki is international city.
So you can find various kind of restaurants.
Especially you can enjoy Korean food.
It is a bit far from Kawasaki st.
You can eat real Korean food and feel the korean mood in this district.
Really nice and modern Kawasaki City Museum features various galleries of local history and local modern technology, film and video library and theatre.
Museum shops with both souveniers and local historical books, and open air cafe.
The photo is a holographic art created by K. Yamaguchi located at the entrance of the gallery exhibition.
TARO OKAMOTO MUSEUM OF ART, KAWASAKI
This museum celebrates the art of Taro Okamoto.
The museum is surrounded by a wonderful natural environment. It is also nearby the Japan Open-Air Folk House Outdoor Museum, Youth Nature Museum & the remains of Masukata Castle. The park that houses this unique cultural zone is very nice, so you can take a picnic or enjoy food from one of the restaurants or food stalls.
This is a fantastic museum for Okamoto fans and a great place o be introduced to his work if you don't already know him.
Open 9:30am to 5pm Tuesday to Sunday. ¥500 for adults.
Kawasaki Muza Symphony Hall -
First Concert was held on 2004.7.1
Programme: "Gustav Mahler Symphony No.8"
Conductor: Kazuyoshi Akiyama
Orchestra: The Tokyo Symphony Orchestra
There is an attached shopping and office centre which opened Jan. 2004.
Inside of the twin good looking building is this one..There's a big pound in the center of the lobby. There are nice chairs circling the pound. You can fancy stopping by in there and have a good book to read if you can't do anything..Well, this is what I did;-) You don't have to bring along some snacks if you're not into a tight budget as you can find caffe's and convenient stores around. At the back of the building there's a post office.
As I've said, spring seasons has very pretty trees if it's like this one. Unlike during Fall/autumn season, you can view the much pretty colorful leaves but this one is rather different as the trees is skeleton and in black color..It's a realy nice!
The twin good looking Building is where hubby used to go to,everyday. When we see each other after his work we met usually in the train station from where this pic is taken. It's obviously not much to see in here but the Train station has alot of shopping botiques and a department store. There's restaurants,and any kind of shops that you can stroll around. In this area it has more offices and apartments..
All streets in Japan or most of it are very clean and has trees along by. During the fall/spring seasons, you can view these trees along when you're walking which is pretty to look at. As Kawasaki is a small city in Kanagawa-Ken there isn't much to see in this place or maybe I didn't know. Don't worry, when I come back I will see to it that I can fully view this cute city.
The photo is near in Kawasaki Station going to hubbys office. And you will notice a JR train passes by.
Do you know 'Daruma' in Japan?
You can see many darumas around the Kawasaki Daishi as well as Asakusa district.
In the remote past... AD 600. One of the Buddhism God whose name was Daruma(Bodhidharuma) borned in India. He bringed ZEN. He had continued to practice zazen for 9 years!
Zazen means to concentrate spirit and meditate by sitting silently.
The Daruma dolls stand for not to fall.
If you push the doll, it 'll tumble but never fall.
So the 'Daruma' is a symbol of lucky!
Usually it is sold in blind at first. If you get your wish, you draw eyes on the daruma.
Kawasaki Daishi Temple is to Kawasaki, as Asakusa is to East Tokyo.
During New Year's Day, massive crowds of people gather to celebrate.
Shopping stalls line the walkway, selling lots of souvenier items, such as locally made Japanese sweets, or "Daruma" dolls, upon which to obtain a blessing to reach a goal.
Almost japanese people pay a visit to a shrine on New Year's day.
There are many many people, so it's difficult to walk.
Kawasaki Daishi is one of the shrine many people come.
You know Kawasaki city is one of famous industrial city in Japan.This is one of industrial heritage of Kawasaki city which you can see KAWASAKI CITY MUSEUM.
It made in England.
You'll see this scene in yew years day at almost japanese shrine. Of course at the entrance of shopping arcade of KAWASAKI DAISHI.