Kawasaki, Kanagawa

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Designated city
Kawasaki City
Kawasaki Daishi, Tama RiverLazona Kawasaki Plaza, Musashi-Kosugi areaTodoroki Athletics StadiumKeihin industrial area
Flag of Kawasaki
Official seal of Kawasaki
Location of Kawasaki in Kanagawa Prefecture
Location of Kawasaki in Kanagawa Prefecture
Kawasaki is located in Japan
Coordinates: 35°31′N 139°42′E / 35.517°N 139.700°E / 35.517; 139.700Coordinates: 35°31′N 139°42′E / 35.517°N 139.700°E / 35.517; 139.700
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Kanagawa Prefecture
 • Mayor Norihiko Fukuda
 • Total 142.70 km2 (55.10 sq mi)
Population (April 1, 2017)
 • Total 1,496,035
 • Density 10,000/km2 (27,000/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Camellia
- Flower Azalea
Phone number 044-200-2111
Address 1 Miyamoto-chō, Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa-ken 210-8577
Website www.city.kawasaki.jp

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.

As of April 1, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 1,496,035, with 710,526 households,[1] and a population density of 10,000 persons per km2. The total area is 142.70 km2 (55.10 sq mi).


Wards of Kawasaki
Kawasaki has seven wards (ku):

Politics and government[edit]

Kawasaki is governed by mayor Norihiko Fukuda, an independent elected on 27 October 2013.[2] The city assembly has 63 elected members.





Field athletics & soccer[edit]

  • 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.

Indoor facilities[edit]

  • 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[edit]


Fujitsu's Main Branch is located in Nakahara-ku.[5] It was formerly Fujitsu's headquarters.[6]

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[7]).


The railway network around Kawasaki (northeast area in this map)
The area around Kawasaki Station

Railway stations[edit]

East Japan Railway Company
Tōkaidō Main Line
Keihin-Tōhoku Line
  • - Kawasaki -
Nambu Line
Tsurumi Line
Yokosuka Line, Shōnan-Shinjuku Line
Odakyu Electric Railway
Odakyū Line
Tama Line
Keio Corporation
Sagamihara Line
Keikyu Corporation
Keikyū Main Line
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[edit]

Kawasaki Daishi
The Fujiko・F・Fujio Museum

International relations[edit]

Twin cities[edit]

Kawasaki is twinned with the following cities in Japan and worldwide.



Friendship ports[edit]

  • Vietnam Da Nang, Vietnam, since January 24, 1994


  1. ^ "Statistics of Kawasaki City" (in Japanese). Japan: Kawasaki City. Retrieved 5 May 2017. 
  2. ^ http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/10/28/national/suga-downplays-ldp-loss-in-kawasaki-poll/#.UtG_yNJdU1I
  3. ^ Kawasaki Keirin
  4. ^ Kawasaki Keiba
  5. ^ "Contact." Fujitsu. Retrieved on February 4, 2009.
  6. ^ "Company Profile." Fujitsu. January 19, 1998. Retrieved on May 19, 2009.
  7. ^ "Company Summary." Sigma Corporation. Retrieved on September 28, 2015
  8. ^ "fujiko-museum". fujiko-museum. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  9. ^ "Anime star Doraemon to have own museum". The Independent. 29 August 2011. 
  10. ^ "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. 

External links[edit]

Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Kawasaki.