|Coordinates: 35°31′N 139°42′E / 35.517°N 139.700°E|
| • 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||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|Address||1 Miyamoto-chō, Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa-ken 210-8577|
Kawasaki (川崎市 Kawasaki-shi) is a city in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. It is the 8th most populated city in Japan (including the Tokyo Metropolitan Area) and one of the main cities forming the Greater Tokyo Area and Keihin Industrial Area.
As of October 1, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 1,503,690, with 716,470 households, and a population density of 10,000 persons per km2. The total area is 142.70 km2 (55.10 sq mi).
Politics and government
Kawasaki is governed by Mayor Norihiko Fukuda, an independent elected on 27 October 2013. The city assembly has 63 elected members. Mayor Fukuda was re-elected to a second term in office on 22 October 2017.
- Kawasaki Stadium: Located in Kawasaki-ku. Opened in 1952, and was used as a home field for professional baseball teams (see below) from 1954 to 1991. The stands were taken down in 2001, and is currently used for American football games and other events in addition to baseball.
- Kawasaki Todoroki Baseball Stadium: Located in Nakahara-ku. Maximum capacity of 5,000 people. Used for preliminary rounds of high school baseball and American football games.
Field athletics & soccer
- 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.
- 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
Fujitsu's Main Branch is located in Nakahara-ku. It was formerly Fujitsu's headquarters.
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).
The railway network around Kawasaki (northeast area in this map)
The area around Kawasaki Station
- ■ East Japan Railway Company
- ■ Tōkaidō Main Line
- ■ Keihin-Tōhoku Line
- ■ 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
- Tōmei Expressway is a north-south expressway running from Tokyo to Nagoya and in central area. Tōmei-Kawasaki Interchange is served from Kawasaki.
- Daisan Keihin Road is a north-south expressway running from Tokyo to Hodogaya-ku, Yokohama and in central area. Keihin-Kawasaki Interchange is served from Kawasaki.
- Shuto Expressway Route K1 (Yokohane Route) is a north-south expressway running from Shuto Expressway Route 1 to Shuto Expressway Route K3 (Kariba Route) and in southern area. Daishi Interchange, Hama-Kawasaki Interchange, and Asada Interchange are served from Kawasaki.
- Bayshore Route is a north-south expressway running from Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama to Ichikawa, Chiba and in southern area. Ukishima Interchange and Higashi-Ōgishima Interchange are served from Kawasaki.
- Shuto Expressway Route K6 (Kawasaki Route) is an expressway in southern area. Daishi Interchange, Tonomachi Interchange, and Ukishima Interchange are served from Kawasaki.
- Tokyo Bay Aqua-Line is an expressway across Tokyo Bay from Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki to Kisarazu, Chiba. Ukishima Interchange is served from Kawasaki.
- National Route
Places of interest
The Fujiko･F･Fujio Museum
Kawasaki is twinned with the following cities in Japan and worldwide.
Domestic Friendship Cities
- Rijeka, Croatia, since June 23, 1977
- Baltimore, Maryland, United States, since June 14, 1979
- Shenyang, Liaoning, China, since August 18, 1981
- Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia, since May 18, 1988
- Sheffield, United Kingdom, since July 30, 1990
- Salzburg, Austria, since April 17, 1992
- Lübeck, Germany, since May 12, 1992
- Bucheon, Gyeonggi, South Korea, since October 21, 1996
- Da Nang, Vietnam, since January 24, 1994