Kawaguchi, city (1990 pop. 438,680), Saitama prefecture, central Honshu, Japan, on the Ajikawa and Kizagawa rivers. A Tokyo suburb, it has ironworks, textile mills, and breweries.
is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on April 1, 1933.

As of 2007, the city has an estimated population of 488,140 and the density of 8755.87 persons per km². The total area is 55.75 km². Kawaguchi is partially served by Warabi Station in neighbouring Warabi on the Keihin-Tōhoku Line.

The area of Nishi Kawaguchi (West Kawaguchi), particularly the area west of Nishi-Kawaguchi Station (also on the Keihin-Tōhoku Line), is infamous as a red light district.

A little league team from this city played in the 2006 Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania and was defeated 2-1 in the final by Columbus, Georgia.

Former transmitter

Between 1937 and 1958 the tallest architectural structure of Japan, the NHK Kawaguchi Transmitter was located at Kawaguchi, Saitama.

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