Kawasaki Daishi is one of the nicer temples in the Tokyo area, in Kawasaki City.
It may not be quite as big and famous as the one at Sensoji, but it’s worth a stop if you’re looking for things to see in Tokyo.This travel guide will explain how to get there, and everything you need to know before you go!
What To Expect: Kawasaki Daishi Temple
The Kawasaki Daishi temple was originally built in the 1100s, but it was mostly destroyed in World War II. Even though the current building is a reconstruction, it’s still pretty impressive and looks authentic.
The approach to the temple takes you through a narrow street lined with dozens of cool shops selling souvenirs and food. At the end of the street you’re greeted by the huge main temple hall, along with a big 5 story pagoda and gate.
In some ways this temple is like a smaller version of the big one at Sensoji, but the buildings look a bit different too.
Hours & Entrance Fees
- Summer Hours: 5:30 AM – 6 PM (April to September)
- Winter Hours: 6 AM – 5:30 PM (October to March)
- Days: Open Every Day
- Admission: Free
How To Get To Kawasaki Temple
The temple is located in Kawasaki City, just south of Tokyo, or about 7.5 kilometers (4.5 miles) from Haneda Airport.
It’s pretty easy to reach via Japan’s rail network. Kawasaki-Daishi Station is just a 5-10 minute walk from the temple.
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