Kawasaki (川崎市, Kawasaki-shi) is a Japanese city in Kanagawa Prefecture on the island of Honshū. Kawasaki is one of three ordinance-designated cities. in Kanagawa.[source?]
In the Edo period, Kawasaki-juku was 2nd of the 53 shogunate-maintained waystations (shuku-eki) along the Tōkaidō road which connected Edo and Kyoto..
Kawasaki occupies a belt of land stretching about 30 km along the south bank of the Tama River. The river is the boundary with Tokyo.
In Kawasaki, there are seven wards: