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“Lovely kawasaki temple”

Kawasaki Daishi Heiken-ji Temple
Ranked #4 of 192 things to do in Kawasaki
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 23, 2013

On the way from Tokyo to Yokohama there is Kawasaki, though it has an "industrial" reputation, this lovely temple is worth going to. The main road leading to the temple has small shops selling candy, treats, and souvenirs, and there are small restaurants. I went during the annual wind chime festival the 3rd week in July(dates need to be cheched every year), when they display and sell wind chimes from all over Japan. There is a lovely pagoda, pond with turtles, and even a place where for a fee, people can come and have their cars blessed. It was quite a large lively temple.

Thank Alaine L
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Reviewed April 26, 2013

enjoyable walk toward the temple. We arrived early in the morning so it was perfect for taking photos.

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Reviewed January 4, 2013

It’s customary to go to a shrine at the New Year. Last year we went to the Meji Shrine in downtown Tokyo for our New Year’s Day visit. This year we chose Kawasaki Daishi Heiken-ji Temple. The entire process was well ordered. While crowded, we made pretty good movement given we were there mid afternoon. The grounds are nice. Most of the area was roped off because of the crowds but judging from the structures I could see this is definitely worth a trip back during a less busy time to see the entire grounds. We took a train from Odakyu Sagamihara to Ebina, then to Yokohama Station, then to Kawasaki Station, and then to the Kawasaki Daishi station. Except for the Kawasaki – Kawasaki Daishi portion the trains were relatively un-crowded. We had seats there and back.

Thank TomT203
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Reviewed March 5, 2012

Fairly easy to get to. It seems to be a temple that is in common use today, so not just a tourist attraction. I thought it was worth a visit, but I could equally have gone to Kamakura or Asakusa.

Thank Yuffy
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Reviewed January 22, 2012

tis is not a well-known temple by foreign tourist but a pretty famous temple for the Japanese in Kanagawa, the shoppin street towards the temple famous for it's candy cutting sound where the sellers manually cut the candy on the cutting board & create a rythm, recommended to tourist with ample time in tokyo for a half day trip there, there're also famous daruma shops and senbei shops

u can combine tis with a trip to Yugawara Makuyama Park 'Ume no Utage' which is the Plum Orchard Festival btw Feb & mid Mar

Thank meiyih
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