August 15th 2016 marked the 69th commemoration anniversary of Ota-ku declaring itself as the Peace City, after the end of World War 2 for Japan.
On Sunday February 5th, 2017, the second Samurai Parade “Yomigaeru Mushashi-Nitta” will be held in Musash-Nitta.
June and July mark Japan’s rainy season, a period of four to six weeks of wet weather before the summer humidity sets on. While some people shun Tokyo’s sites due to the less-than-favorable conditions, there’s no reasons why a few raindrops should keep visitors from having an enjoyable day in Ota Ward. 1. Showa no [...]
With the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics coming in 2020, Haneda Airport will see international flights steadily increase over the next few years, with more foreign tourists than ever before visiting Japan and landing at Ota ward's Haneda. Ota City, as an international city connected to the world, therefore holds this International City Ota Festival at Haneda airport in order [...]
A public bathhouse in Tokyo's Ota ward is playing host to an offbeat collaboration with the movie Shin Godzilla (Godzilla Resurgence). The Dai-Ni Hinode-Yu bathhouse, which draws water from the area's unusual black hot spring, now features a landscape mural of Godzilla created by Mizuki Tanaka, Japan's only female bathhouse mural artist. Taking a bath [...]
Haginaka Park offers great fun for the young, the old, the active ones, and the ones who prefer a peaceful place. The park offers a diverse variety of statues, fountains, grass areas, a swimming pool with a waterslide, a baseball field with seats for spectators, and some equipment for working out. For children, there is [...]
A few times a year, the grounds surrounding the main gate to the Ikegami Honmonji temple complex play host to a small farmers’ market. At least a dozen vendors set up their tents at the base of the steep stairs that run up to the main hall, offering food and crafts from around the nation. [...]
Ikegami Honmonji Oeshiki Festival is one of Tokyo’s most famous and memorable festivals, with a history dating back more than 730 years. The festival celebrates the anniversary of the death of famous Buddhist teacher and saint Nichiren. Oeshiki celebrations to honor Nichiren, founder of the Nichiren sect of Buddhism, occur around Japan in mid-October, but [...]
Senzoku-ike is a relaxing park and pond area located in Northern Ota Ward. Senzoku-Ike is home to several yearly events throughout the season, but one of the best is the Autumn Festival held each year in early September (typically the first Sunday of September). During this time, tourists can explore Senzoku-Ike pond and shrine and [...]
A shop owned and managed by Muhammad Yone, an active pro wrestler. Their specialities include food with juicy pork meat, and tasty ramen with seafood and pork bone-based soup. They also serve various alcoholic drinks for you to enjoy. Getting there 6 minute walk from Ikegami station (Tokyu Ikegami Line) More [...]