Location of Kawasaki in Kanagawa Prefecture
|Coordinates: 35°31′N 139°42′E / 35.517°N 139.700°ECoordinates: 35°31′N 139°42′E / 35.517°N 139.700°E|
|• Mayor||Norihiko Fukuda|
|• Total||142.70 km2 (55.10 sq mi)|
|Population (June 1, 2012)|
|• Density||10,070/km2 (26,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|Address||1 Miyamoto-chō, Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa-ken 210-8577|
Kawasaki (川崎市 Kawasaki-shi) is a city in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, located between Tokyo and Yokohama. It is the 9th most populated city in Japan and one of the main cities forming the Greater Tokyo Area and Keihin Industrial Area.
|Wards of Kawasaki|
|Kawasaki has seven wards (ku):|
Politics and government
Kawasaki is governed by mayor Norihiko Fukuda, an independent elected on 27 October 2013. The city assembly has 63 elected members.
- Kawasaki Stadium: Located in Kawasaki-ku. Opened in 1952, and was used as a home field for professional baseball teams (see below) from 1954 to 1991. The stands were taken down in 2001, and is currently used for American football games and other events in addition to baseball.
- Kawasaki Todoroki Baseball Stadium: Located in Nakahara-ku. Maximum capacity of 5,000 people. Used for preliminary rounds of high school baseball and American football games.
- Todoroki Arena: Seating capacity for 6,500 spectators; Home playing ground of the Toshiba Brave Thunders Kanagawa.
Field athletics & soccer
- Todoroki Athletics Stadium: Located in Nakahara-ku. Maximum capacity of 25,000 people. Opened in 1964, the stadium underwent several renovations before becoming the home field for the Kawasaki Frontale. Also used frequently for track & field competitions.
- Kawasaki Prefectural Gymnasium: Located in Kawasaki-ku. Opened in 1956, and is used for Puroresu matches. 20 minutes walking distance from Kawasaki Station's east entrance.
- Kawasaki Todoroki Arena: Located in Nakahara-ku. International field athletics and volleyball matches are held here, in addition to various musical concerts.
Cycling & horseracing
- Velodrome: Kawasaki Velodrome
- Kawasaki Keiba
Kawasaki has several factories and development bases of the companies of heavy industry (e.g., JFE Group, Nippon Oil Corporation) and high technology (Fujitsu, NEC Corporation, Toshiba, Dell Japan and Sigma Corporation).
- ■ East Japan Railway Company
- ■ Tōkaidō Main Line
- - Kawasaki -
- ■ Keihin-Tōhoku Line
- - Kawasaki -
- ■ Nanbu Line
- Main Line : Kawasaki - Shitte - Yakō (Yakō Station is in Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama) - Kashimada - Hirama - Mukaigawara - Musashi-Kosugi - Musashi-Nakahara - Musashi-Shinjō - Musashi-Mizonokuchi - Tsudayama - Kuji - Shukugawara - Noborito - Nakanoshima - Inadazutsumi -
- Branch Line : Shitte - Hatchōnawate - Kawasaki-Shinmachi - Hama-Kawasaki
- ■ Tsurumi Line
- ■ Yokosuka Line, Shōnan-Shinjuku Line
- - Musashi-Kosugi - Shin-Kawasaki -
- ■ Odakyu Electric Railway
- ■ Odakyū Line
- ■ Tama Line
- ■ Keio Corporation
- ■ Sagamihara Line
- ■ Keikyu Corporation
- ■ Keikyū Main Line
- - Hatchōnawate - Keikyū Kawasaki -
- ■ Daishi Line
- ■ Tokyu Corporation
- ■ Tōyoko Line
- ■ Meguro Line
- - Shin-Maruko - Musashi-Kosugi - Motosumiyoshi -
- ■ Den-en-toshi Line
- ■ Ōimachi Line
- - Futako-Shinchi - Takatsu - Mizonokuchi
Places of interest
- Kawasaki Daishi: the second most visited temple in the Kantō region
- Nihon Minka-en: a park with a collection of 20 minka, or traditional farmhouses, from various areas in Japan
- Koreatown: eastern Kawasaki has the second largest concentration of Koreans in Japan after Osaka. In 1997 it became the first municipality to allow non-Japanese nationals to take civil service employment.
- Todoroki Ryokuchi, athletic park
- Fujiko F. Fujio Museum, also known as Doraemon museum, opened on September 3, 2011, in Tama-ku Ward.
Kawasaki is twinned with the following cities in Japan and worldwide.
- Nakashibetsu, Hokkaidō since July 9, 1992
- Fujimi, Nagano since April 22, 1993
- Naha, Okinawa since May 20, 1996
- Rijeka, Croatia, since June 23, 1977
- Baltimore, Maryland, USA, since June 14, 1979
- Shenyang, China, since August 18, 1981
- Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia, since May 18, 1988
- Sheffield, United Kingdom, since July 30, 1990
- Salzburg, Austria, since April 17, 1992
- Lübeck, Germany, since May 12, 1992
- Bucheon, Korea, since October 21, 1996
- Da Nang, Vietnam, since January 24, 1994
- Kawasaki Keirin
- Kawasaki Keiba
- "Contact." Fujitsu. Retrieved on February 4, 2009.
- "Company Profile." Fujitsu. January 19, 1998. Retrieved on May 19, 2009.
- "Company Summary." Sigma Corporation. Retrieved on September 28, 2015
- "fujiko-museum". fujiko-museum. Retrieved 3 September 2012.
- "Anime star Doraemon to have own museum". The Independent. 29 August 2011.
- "Baltimore City Mayor's Office of International and Immigrant Affairs - Sister Cities Program". Archived from the original on August 7, 2008. Retrieved 2009-07-18.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Kawasaki, Kanagawa.|
- Kawasaki City official website (Japanese)
- Kawasaki City official website (English)
Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Kawasaki.