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Kawasaki City


Prefecture/City: Kawasaki City
Capital/Prefecture: Kanagawa Prefecture
Governor/Mayor: Norihiko Fukuda
Area: 144.35 square km (55.734 square miles)
Population: 1,448,196 as of October 2013
Flower: Azalea
Tree: Camellia
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.

Famous for:

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.