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Kawasaki Daishi, Kawasaki

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Must see · Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Religious Site
Pay a visit to Kawasaki Daishi, a Buddhist temple known as the headquarters of the Chizan sect of Shingon Buddhism. Founded in 1128, the large temple complex features an imposing main hall--destroyed by fire in 1945 and rebuilt in 1964--made from steel and concrete in the style of the previous Heian period. Chief among the objects of worship at the temple remains the image of a Buddhist priest, Kukai, a man considered the chief driving force behind the spread of Shingon Buddhism in the country. Put Kawasaki Daishi into our Kawasaki online day trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Kawasaki.
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  • 川崎大師の通称で知られる、現在の初詣のスタイルの起源とも言われる寺院。川崎駅から離れていることと、周囲が住宅街ということもあり、平日は比較的静かだが、休日には多くの参拝客・観光客で賑わう。 この寺院に限ったことではないが、特に休日には境内内に多くの露店が立ち並ぶ。彼らの商魂逞しさは舌を巻く程であるが、静かに参拝したり寺院の景観を愛でる側からすると時として邪魔に映ることがある。喧噪を感じることなく参...  more »
  • The location is not very convenient but it is one of the largest buddhist temples in Japan. This is the home of "Daruma", paper/wooden dolls for good fortune and there are plenty to choose from. You.....  more »
  • Amazing new year experience at Kawasaki Daishi. Carts with food, nice temple and typical sweet shops selling to customers while making a show
  • We had a great time shopping along the Japanese-style hawker shops. All the foods sold there were truly local and taste great. The temple was huge and everyone was wearing the traditional Kimono costumes, we felt like we've just travelled back in time.
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