The main hall of Kawasaki Daishi
|Mountain name||Kongōzan Kinjōin Heiken-ji|
|Denomination||Chizan sect of Shingon Buddhism|
|Founding priest||Sonken, Kanenori|
|Address||4-48 Daishi-machi, Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki|
Kawasaki Daishi (川崎大師?) is the popular name of Heiken-ji (平間寺 Heiken-ji?), a Buddhist temple in Kawasaki, Japan. Founded in 1128, it is the headquarters of the Chizan sect of Shingon Buddhism. Kawasaki Daishi is a popular temple for hatsumōde (the first visit to a place of worship in the new year). In 2006, 2.72 million people engaged in hatsumōde here, the third largest figure in Japan and the largest in Kanagawa Prefecture. Keihin Electric Express Railway, the oldest railroad company in the Kantō region of Japan, commenced service in January 1899 to carry passengers to Kawasaki Daishi from Tokyo.
- "川崎大師の歴史" [History of Kawasaki Daishi] (in Japanese). Kawasaki Daishi. Retrieved May 25, 2015.
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