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Kawasaki Daishi Heiken-ji Temple

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Kawasaki Daishi Heiken-ji Temple

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4-48 Daishi-machi, Kawasaki 210-0816 Kanagawa Prefecture
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Together with the professional guide, you will visit the most charming places in the city. What is so special about the Kawasaki Daishi Buddhist Temple? Why does it attract visitors around the world every year? Kawasaki is home to some of the country’s best temples and shrines, along with several fine gardens, museums, and traditional neighborhoods.<br>You will have a chance to explore the city while hearing fascinating facts and legends. Have you heard of the beautiful Traditional Japanese Homes at Nihon Minka-en? What is so special about these traditional Japanese homes? You will be surprised how many stories are hidden in the streets, buildings, and corners of Kawasaki. Your charming guide will tell you what is special and unique about living in this city. Perfect for those who are visiting the city for the first time and want to get the most of it!
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TomKXY wrote a review Apr 2020
Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan162 contributions21 helpful votes
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 paint one eye to make a wish and the other when it comes true. Popular gifts for students for luck on their exams.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Mohit S wrote a review Feb 2020
Bengaluru, India2,049 contributions127 helpful votes
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This temple is really beautiful. You can pray here for a while and then see the beautiful grounds maintained by temple. Easily accessible by train, need to get down at Kawasaki Daishi station.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Remi wrote a review Dec 2019
England2,330 contributions95 helpful votes
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Kawasaki Daishi is a Buddhist temple founded in 1128. The original structure of the temple was destroyed in wars. The current buildings were reconstructed Heian Period Architecture. The five storey pagoda in particular was built in the 70s. There was a prominent street connecting the entrance gate and the temple selling candies, daruma dolls and other souvenir items. The stall keepers were very friendly. They even offered free samples to try. The temple is easily accessible. It is few minutes walk from the Keikyu Kawasaki Dashi Station. It's a very well maintained and beautiful temple that is worth visiting.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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cooblue wrote a review Sep 2019
Singapore, Singapore764 contributions100 helpful votes
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From Kawasaki station, look out for Keikyu Dashi LIne, walk towards that direction u will find Keikyu Kawasaki station, ride a few stops & alight at Kawasaki Dashi Station. It's easy to find as u can see traffic junction, a street leading to temple. Went late afternoon on weekday, street towards temple was quiet & some shops closed. Nice walk in temple ground, many koi fish, spend a quiet moment there was good. One of the building has unique architecture that not seen in any of the temples before. Around 5pm, shops start closing for the day, so best come early.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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dutchiedonuts wrote a review May 2019
Toronto, Canada1,000 contributions88 helpful votes
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I had the opportunity to visit this temple on new years day. New Year's is a big deal in Japan and visiting a temple or shrine during this time, is something to witness and experience. It is a short walk east of Kawasakidaishi Station. While my friend and I were walking along the street to go to the temple, there was a huge variety of food vendors along the way, selling all sorts of great foods, drink, and souvenirs. The streets were packed with everyone enjoying the new years day, and the weather was perfect. The grounds itself is very nice and the temples and pagoda was beautiful. The area was very crowded, as people were going in to pray. But the way things were done, was very orderly and efficient, and everyone was very respectful. If you're in the area of Kawasaki, I think you might like to see this beautiful temple. It's very peaceful and nice. And there are plenty of stores, food places, and souvenir shops along the way there. Even when the new years celebrations aren't going on.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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