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Kawaguchi is a city within close proximity of Tokyo. Its population of 500,000 people include 18,000 foreign residents making the city a rich a diverse area. The city is popular for many different industries and is open to new urban and cosmopolitan industries. The city is an easy commute to and from Tokyo and some would choose to stay here instead of in the city of Tokyo. That doesn’t make this a boring city though! There are many things to do and see while in Kawaguchi.
There are many museums in Kawaguchi and all are great visits. The Kawaguchi Science Museum is in Skip City. It has three great facilities with lots of programs and exhibits. They have an exhibit hall with different exhibits that you can see and touch, a planetarium with 50 minute programs about the stars and planets, and an observatory that is open on Saturdays. Admission prices are pretty reasonable with student and child prices available. Other museums include the Kawaguchi Municipal Art Gallery Atlia and LILIA (Kawaguchi Cultural Center).
There are many different places around the city that offer sports facilities for general use. These include parks and centers that offer baseball, football, tennis, ping-pong among many other sports. Each facility has different sports and availability. Most are open weekdays 9am to 9pm and Sunday 9am to 5pm. Some of these facilities include Mish Sports Center, Taiiku Budo Center and Tozuka Sports Center.
Nishiarai Daishi Temple is located about 20 minutes outside of Kawaguchi. This is part of the Buzan branch of Shingon Buddhism. The temple is very traditional and a great site to see if you are interested in Japanese religious practices. There are monthly festivals and people usually visit the temple annually. Other Temples near Kawaguchi are Zenkoji Temple, Kongji Temple and Saifukuji Temple.
There aren’t many hotels in the city itself. You would have better luck finding a place to stay in neighboring cities like Kochi. Hotels in the city itself include The Kawaguchi Station Hotel and Kawaguchi Center Hotel. Prices vary but can be very reasonable, especially if you look outside the city for accommodations.
Once again there aren’t many tourist friendly places to eat. You’ll probably have good luck if you look for restaurants inside the very few hotels in the area and there are some food carts and vendors. It would be easier to find a restaurant just outside the city as well.
December 31, 2008 new by latravelgirl