History

Industrial Heritage

Kako Suimon Floodgate

Suimon Floodgate

This floodgate on Tamagawa River is built in March 1928 based on the canal and harbor project plan drawn up at that time. Its top section was designed with art deco that resembles grapes, pears, and peaches harvested locally.

Near 66 Minato-cho, Kawasaki-ku

The First Electrical Railway in East Japan Keikyu Founding Monument

The First Electrical Railway in East Japan Keikyu Founding Monument

The Keihin Express Daishi Line built in 1899 was the first electrical railway in east Japan and the third such railway to operate in the Japan.

03-5789-8686(Keikyu Information Center)

1-18-1 Daishiekimae, Kawasaki-ku

Commemorative Monument to the Planetary Hot Rolling Mill

Commemorative Monument to the Planetary Hot Rolling Mill

This mill was the main piece of machinery used by Nippon Yakin Kogyo for 30 years.

2-1 Fujimi, Kawasaki-ku (inside Fujimi Park)   MAP

Thomas Smelting Furnace

Thomas Smelting Furnace

This furnace was operated by Nippon Kokan K.K. (the present JFE Steel Corporation) from 1938 to 1957. It greatly contribututed to the modernization of Japan.

Tel:044-754-4500

1-2 Todoroki, Nakahara-ku (Kawasaki City Museum Entrance)   MAP

Ento-Bunsui Water Diversion Facility

Ento-Bunsui Water Diversion Facility

This water diversion facility built in 1941 was designed to day automatically divert water into a certain ratio regardless of the amount of incoming water. It shows that the wisdom of our forefathers still works perfectly

1-341 Kuji, Takatsu-ku

Showa Denko Kawasaki Plant

Showa Denko K.K. Kawasaki Plant

This building is on the registered list of Japan’s tangible cultural heritages. Built in 1931, the building is still being used as an office today. (Not open to public)

044-322-6979

5-1 Ogimachi, Kawasaki-ku

www.sdk.co.jp/english/

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Museum

Japan Open Air Folk House Museum

Japan Open Air Folk House Museum

Twenty-five traditional private houses were built between 200 to 300 years ago in Eastern Japan have been moved to this open-air museum. These houses have been designated as an important national cultural asset, offer hands-on experience and learning workshops.

044-922-2181   MAP

www.english.nihonminkaen.jp/

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Tokaido Kawasaki Shuku Koryukan

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Tokaido Kawasaki Shuku Koryukan

Kawasaki Post was established in 1623 as a post station for the Fifty-three Stages of the Tokaido. At this exhibition one can experience the history and townscape of Kawasaki, by viewing images and movies as well as miniatures. As the resting spot for those enjoying a walk through the town, the meeting rooms are used as a gathering place for the local area and Kawasaki citizens.

044-280-7321

4 minutes walk from Keihin-Kawasaki Line Keihin-Kawasaki Station
1-8-4 Honcho, Kawasaki-ku   MAP

www.kawasakishuku.jp/24_english/index.html

Stone Monuments

Haiku Monument of Basho

Haiku Monument of Basho

The poem written by Basho Matsuo when he parted with his disciples in 1694 is carved on this monument.

Kanoko Okamoto monument

Kanoko Okamoto monument

This monument is dedicated in memory of the poet and author Kanoko Okamoto, mother of Taro Okamoto. This monument is the work of Taro Okamoto. The pedestal was designed by Kenzo Tange.