In Kawasaki City, Kawasaki Daishi is a well-known shrine. The Chizan School of Shingon Buddhism's headquarters was established in 1128 after the Heian Period.
The temple's initial foundations were demolished during the battle, and the new structures are contemporary Heian Period recreations. Designed of steel and concrete in 1958, the main hall (Dai-Hondo) features Kobo Daishi's sculpture, the father of Japanese Buddhism. Many of the temple's other major buildings, such as the primary Dai-Sanmon Gate and a five-story pagoda, were constructed to celebrate numerous celebrations in the 1970s and 1980s. The temple's doors are connected to Kawasaki Daishi Station by a bustling temple path lined with restaurants and shops selling various souvenirs and colourful dolls.
The Keikyu Daishi Line, which splits off the Keikyu Main Line at Keikyu Kawasaki Station, passes through Kawasaki Daishi (next to JR Kawasaki Station). The train journey takes five minutes and costs 140 yen between Keikyu Kawasaki and Kawasaki Daishi stations. It's a five-minute stroll from Kawasaki Daishi Station to the shrine.
4-48 Daishimachi, Kawasaki Ward, Kawasaki, Kanagawa 210-0816; phone: 044-26-63-420.
Open 24 hours.
- 川崎大師Webサイト (official website in Japanese)
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