24 Hours in Kawasaki

24 Hours in Kawasaki

You may not have heard of Kawasaki, but it is a lively, energetic and modern city located in between Tokyo and Yokohama and conveniently easy-to-access from Haneda airport. If you find yourself in this city, then you will find a vibrant city with much to offer in terms of ancient historical sites, serene nature and outstanding cuisine. To make the most of your stay, spend the night at slash Kawasaki, where you can eat unforgettable meals, watch your favorite shows on a projector in every room and catch an unforgettable view of the city from the rooftop.

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Eat Breakfast at slash Kawasaki

slash Kawasaki offers an incredible breakfast experience to kickstart your day. The menu items include a choice of five main dishes served with salad, fruit and yogurt appetizer. There is also a granola and cereal buffet available along with a selection of juices, ice tea and coffee. The main dishes include French toast, cheese sandwiches with spare ribs and other special items that offer vegetarian options and eggs. You can also order a breakfast take-out box and enjoy it in you room or on the rooftop terrace on the 10th floor. While you are getting ready for the day, you can save time by completing a mobile order from your room by scanning a QR code.

Pray for Good Fortune at Kawasaki Daishi

Photo by Guilhem Vellut

Founded in 1128, Kawasaki Daishi is a revered Buddhist temple known for its striking red pagoda and serene ambiance. The temple is associated with vibrant festivals like Setsubun and hatsumode, which is the first shrine visit of the year. Visitors come to seek blessings and pay respects to ancestors. The street leading up to the temple from Kawasaki Daishi station is lined with restaurants and shops selling many souvenirs and street food, so take the chance to buy some souvenirs while visiting this important cultural heritage site.

Stroll Through Daishi Park

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After visiting the temple, stroll through Daishi Park, a serene urban oasis with lush greenery, tranquil ponds and cherry blossoms in the spring. If you’re interested in Japanese tea ceremonies, then try a cup of tea at the teahouse while gazing out at the pond. Throughout the year, the park hosts cultural events, adding vibrancy to its serene surroundings. Daishi Park provides a versatile destination fit for nature lovers and culture enthusiasts alike.

Look at Cute and Endangered Animals at Yumemigasaki Zoological Park

Yumemigasaki Zoological Park is the perfect destination for animal lovers and families. The animals live in carefully designed habitats that mimic natural environments and the park features many interactive programs and exhibits, highlighting their commitment to conservation and education. The lush and scenic surroundings create a peaceful environment for a leisurely walk or picnic as well. Take the time to relax outdoors while learning about fascinating animals from around the world.

Head to Ikuta Ryokuchi Park for Seasonal Plants

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Ikuta Ryokuchi Park spans 120 acres and consists of lush lawns, tranquil ponds and over 3,000 cherry trees, creating a stunning display during cherry blossom season. Nature lovers and those seeking an escape from the bustling city will appreciate the lush scenery of this enormous park. The park also has Iota Shrine, which traces its roots back over a thousand years. Visitors often come to admire its historical beauty or to attend the many vibrant festivals it hosts throughout the year.

Learn About Japanese Culture at the Japan Open-Air Folk House Museum

Photo by  TANAKA Juuyoh (田中十洋)

After spending time in nature, visit the Japan Open Air Folk House Museum to learn about Japanese architecture and cultural heritage. It features a collection of well-preserved folk houses and structures from different regions and eras, each reflecting distinct architectural styles. These authentic buildings, complete with period furnishings, offer a glimpse into Japan’s past. The museum often hosts cultural events and workshops, providing an immersive experience for visitors interested in Japanese history and culture.

Grab a Free Beer at slash Kawasaki

After a long day exploring Kawasaki, head back to the hotel for complimentary beer from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. You can enjoy it in several spots, including at the first floor Instagram-worthy bar counter, on the first floor open terrace or on the rooftop terrace located on the 10th floor. The complimentary beer experience is not just about the drink itself, but the friendly environment it creates. Why not take the time to connect with fellow guests or the friendly staff and talk about your exciting day or relax and take in the ambiance of the digital hotel?

Eat Dinner at slash Kawasaki

After enjoying your beer, try the exquisite culinary items available in the same lounge you order your beer from. The stylish scene and mood lighting is the perfect environment for a romantic dinner, feast with family or celebratory meal to end your long day. Items include a large selection of drinks that pair well with signature dishes such as the garlic shrimp, truffle-scented French fries and Gorgonzola pie pizza.

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