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...more
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.more
TARO OKAMOTO MUSEUM OF ART, KAWASAKIThis 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...more
Obviously, I'm missing Thailand! Tanun is a Thai foods which serves pretty thai foods(lol) though it's expensive! For a Stir Fried rice with minced chicken cost me, 950yen! I know it's only 40baht in MBK in Bangkok!:) Hubby ordered the Fried Fish with sauteed chili thai sauce which was 1400yen. It's yummy! Their cooks are mostly thai and so with...more
Really Yummy! I like 'Unajyu (in Japanese)' which is grilled eel, and one of typcal Japanese food from few hundreds years ago. Maybe you can see japanese wood blook print at Asakusa and Ueno area(Ukiyo-e), Japanese people love this food. This restaurant has begun since 1921.Interior decoration let me feel then(retro mood).This restaurant is very...more
Many pachinko/game parlour, complete with the thundering roar of pinball and gaming machines and fog-dense smoky air, and giving the fixes to the gambling-addicted abound in Kawasaki.These resemble miniature versions of the same extravagant gaudiness found in i.e. Macau or Las Vegas, but skyline and cultural eyesores aside, as a result of the...more
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The Aqualine expressway depicted by the blue line, 1/2 of which is submerged under Tokyo Bay and the other 1/2 upon a bridgeway above the sea, opened with much fanfare in 1997. This links the south industrial section of Kawasaki to Kisarazu, a small farming and fishing town.Though at first glance appearing to provide a nice "shortcut" through the...more
The passenger sleeping compartments range from private room, to bunk bed shared sleeping compartments, to shared tatami room upon which to bed down with your own sleeping bag. There is a huge shared public bath with saunaOptions available to ferry your vehicle along. Departs daily every evening for different domestic destinations such as Shikoku,...more
Many flagship department stores such as Mitsukoshi, Takashimaya, Wako, and even Harrod's have shops located here.All kinds of restaurants, ranging from European, Japanese, Chinese cuisine to Convenience Store Lunches and "Food Court" fast food are here.Assorted Souvenier shops, Sundries Kiosks and Starbucks are here.Website is in Japanese, but the...more
One of many, many department stores in the area, this particular one is located underground from East Side of JR Kawasaki Stn. There is a large collection of shops and restaurants, and in the central promenade are weekly events such as clearance sales, specialty food fairs, and the occasional "Enka" free promenade concert.Hours of operation are...more
Newly opened in Autumn 2002 (2nd stage was opened Autumn 2003), the architecture has a sort of Middle Ages Renaissance Meditterranean Village ambience.Nice restaurants, gift and specialty shops, cinema village, live house, you may even plan to have a wedding is this picturesque area! Many posh shops for fashion, music, interior living. The more...more
The cats are sitting and beckon people!
This is the symbol of the lucky!!
So this means you 'll be rich.
As far as I know, these people do not particularly harass nor harm passers-by.
There is one particular middle-aged man I see from time to time who seems to spend time just loitering by himself by wearing schoolgirl uniform or Hawaii summer dress, dreadlocks, and carrying a guitar. ?!? Well, to each his own...
Just outside JR station there seems to be a rather well-organised "settlement" lived in by the homeless. The cardboard doors can actually be "locked" by a bicycle chain linking the door and wall.
In the More's Shopping Centre, the Worlds's Shortest Escalator as listed in Guiness Book of World Records, recorded since around 1990. Remember these were the days of the Japan Economic Bubble!
Fun Alternatives: Not that it's not fun, just not worth going to see only it. Go shopping or eating whilst here!
Taro Okamoto(1911-1996) is one of Japanese famous artist like Piccaso. He was always full of vital mood.North Area of Kawasaki, "IKUTA RYOKUCHI", Where his birth reigion, you can meet his work of art. I'm sure everyone will be surprised at his powerful works.Near this museum you can see Japanese folk museumand typical Japanese old house which has...more
According to the sign in the photo, the natural hot springs of this bathhouse is slightly light brown, sprouts from 1,500 metres underground. Leaves your skin very smooth. The temp. is a comfortable 40-42 degrees C, and the lower temp bath, about 38 degree C, is nice for cooling down. In addition there are other baths such as jacuzzi massage, and...more
The structures themselves appear to have been recently renovated, so has a very "new" look.Great photos, virtual tours and event info. in Japanese, and one page of history in English:http://www.honmonji.or.jp/Get there from East Side Kawasaki Station Bus Station #10, the Gotanda-bound bus and get off at "Honmonji-ura" Bus Stop, 10 min....more
The fireworks display begins from 8 pm, and is launched from the left side of this photo. As you can see, it gets very crowded. Bring picnic gear and arrive early (either side of the river will do). Kawasaki Station, or at Rokugo Dote Station on the Keihin Kyuko Line.more
This is Tamagawa River. To your right you can see the JR and Keihin Train Bridge. This side of the river is in Kawasaki, the other side of the river is part of Tokyo. In the furthest right side of the horizon is Haneda Airport.You can see amateur baseball and football games on the grounds of Rokugo Dote Park. There are some golfing practice grounds...more
Solid Square Office Bldg. on West Side of Kawasaki was opened from 1995. The location was previously a large factory of leading confectionery and pharmaceutical company Meiji Seika since prior to 2nd World War.
In the interior of the Solid Square Bldg. there is an overhead glass dome which opens on nice days, and directly below is the pond fountain, where the pool size expands to twice to diameter at times and/or other times features a fountain show. During Christmas the pond is drained and a huge blue tree stands. Occasionally, this becomes centre stage for week-end promenade concerts. All the floor tiles on the Solid Square grounds, inside or outside the building are arranged concentrically, all directed toward the grand center circle.