Kawasaki (川崎) is the name of a city in Kanagawa Prefecture and the name of a ward within the city. This guide refers to the ward which is located in the southeast of Kawasaki City. Kawasaki Station is a major rail hub on the JR Tokaido Line, Nambu Line, Keihin-tohoku Line and the Keihin Main Line. The station is surrounded by large scale retail developments, cinema complexes and other entertainment.
The most well known festivals in Kawasaki are the Kanamaru Matsuri or ‘penis festival’ held on the first Sunday of April and Japan’s biggest Halloween Parade held on the Sunday at the end of October closest to Halloween.