A guide to Japan's prefectures and major cities
|Area:||144.35 square km (55.734 square miles)|
|Population:||1,448,196 as of October 2013|
Business & Industry:
Kawasaki is home to more than 200 research and development institutes in various fields, particularly ICT, electronics, machinery and biotechnology. Also, there is a concentration of production facilities and advanced technologies. Proximity to Haneda airport is also a great plus.
Tourism & Culture:
Kawasaki has many attractive sites, such as industrial nightscapes, historic landmarks and shopping facilities. Famous tourist spots include Fujiko F Fujio Museum, which exhibits works by the namesake manga creator of Doraemon and Nihon Minka-en, and an open-air folk museum of traditional houses from the Edo Period and other eras.
Tamagawa River provides opportunities for leisure and relaxation. Kawasaki Daishi is a famous temple for ‘’hatsumode,’’ a temple or shrine visit during the New Year’s holidays.