Kawasaki Ward

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The east side of Kawasaki St.

The east side of Kawasaki St.

Kawasaki Daishi Heikenji Temple

The “Kawasaki Daishi Heikenji Temple”, where several worshipers visit each year

Night scenery of industrial zone

“Night scenery of industrial zone” seen from a houseboat on the canal, which also covers the coastal area of the city including the Higashi-Ogishima East Park

Kawasaki-juku (post station) on the Tokaido Road

Promoting the development of the city utilizing local resources, including “Kawasaki-juku (post station) on the Tokaido Road”

To make Kawasaki a ward where everyone can feel happy to live

In the Edo Period (1603 - 1867), the area currently known as the Kawasaki Ward flourished both as the final post station on the Tokaido Road for travelers heading to Edo (Tokyo) and as an important destination for worshipers going to the Kawasaki Daishi Heikenji Temple. At present, Kawasaki Daishi still remains one of the most popular and renowned temples in Japan. In recent years, the Kawasaki Ward has also been developing as a center of culture and the arts, featuring movie and drama shoots, as well as regularly held concerts.
Comprehensive development work is under way in the area around the east entrance of Kawasaki Station where many civic functions are concentrated, including the reorganization of the station square. This will make it easier for people to move from one side of the station to the other, while disabled access will also be further improved.
The coastal area of Kawasaki Ward is not only a center of industry and trade but also a popular recreational destination. Within the coastal area, a research and development base is being created in the Tonomachi area to focus on environmental technology and life science sectors. This takes advantage of the area’s location, adjacent to Haneda International Airport, which has been expanded and re-internationalized. Ukishima and Ogishima Solar Power Plants started operation in fiscal 2011. “Kawasaki Eco Gurashi Mirai-kan”, a facility for environmental learning adjacent to Ukishima Solar Power Plant, offers information on measures to stop global warming as well as renewable energy including solar energy. Thus, information about Kawasaki City’s efforts to cope with environmental issues is transmitted to visitors not only from Japan but also other countries. Additionally, the Higashi-Ogishima East Park, which is the only park in the city with an artificial beach, is open to the public and is used for various events in normal times. The Park is also facilitated to function as the base for relief operations and restoration work in the event of a disaster.

Ukishima Mega Solar Power Plant

“Ukishima Mega Solar Power Plant”, has a maximum generation capacity of 7,000 kW.

Higashi-Ogishima East Park

“Higashi-Ogishima East Park”, the only park in the city with an artificial beach

Efforts for the future

Kawasaki Ward Health Promotion and Childrearing Festa

Original event of Kawasaki Ward aiming to promote socializing among people of different generations, with “Healthy and Happy Adults and Children” as the theme “Kawasaki Ward Health Promotion and Childrearing Festa”

  • Comprehensive child support is conducted in cooperation with day-care centers, kindergartens and schools regarding topics such as entrance preparations and attendance. Support is also provided to children in need of special assistance and to households having difficulties raising children.
  • Efforts are being made for the creation of “bonds among people regardless of generations” through mutual support in communities, including the offering of sitations where all resident in the community can freely communicate with each other.
  • Efforts for improving mobility from one side of Kawasaki Station to another, aiming to improve civic functions, disabled access designs, and measures against illegally parked bicycles, in order to promote a safe environment for pedestrians and attractive city scenery.