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Kanamara Matsuri かなまら祭


Kanayama Jinja Shrine is a small shrine within the grounds of the Wakamiya Hachimangu Shrine near Kawasaki Daishi Station. On the first Sun. of April, it holds this now-famous Kanamara Festival nicknamed the Phallus or Fertility Festival. The festival has grown from a small local matsuri to a large, international gathering. Also see the video at YouTube. 金山神社 若宮八幡宮

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Kawasaki Daishi Temple Setsubun 川崎大師(平間寺)


Belonging to the Shingon Buddhist sect founded by Kobo Daishi, this temple is one of the Kanto Region's Big Three Shingon temples (other two being Narita-san in Chiba and Yakuoin in Mt. Takao). Includes photos of the Setsubun Bean Throwing taken on Feb. 3 and Hanamatsuri Buddha's Birthday on April 8. Near Kawasaki Daishi Station.

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Nihon Minkaen (Japan Open-Air Folk House Museum) 日本民家園


Outdoor museum of traditional farm and merchant houses with thatched roofs. They have 25 homes from around Japan many were donated to the museum for preservation. If you're interested in traditional Japanese architecture, visit this park. Near Mukogaoka-yuen Station on the Odakyu Line. Closed Mon. Admission 500 yen.

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Train and Bus Museum 電車とバスの博物館


Train and Bus Museum is a medium-size museum, not really a must-see, but if you're in the area, it may be nice to visit. Only a few train cars and buses and even an airplane cockpit are displayed in two separate buildings. However, that's enough to keep the kids occupied. The museum was renovated in 2016, so it may look different from the photos shown here. Near Miyazaki-dai Station on the Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line connected to Shibuya.

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