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Authentic Japan – One day itinerary through Ota City, Tokyo

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Whether you’re looking for a Tokyo sightseeing area that offers a local cultural experience or a way to pass the time on a long layover at Haneda Airport, Ota City in southeastern Tokyo is the place to visit. Ota City is the largest of Tokyo’s 23 wards. Most tourists have probably only set foot there [...]

Exhibition Hasui Kawase

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Hasui Kawase is a widely-known world-class Japanese woodblock artist.

Take a Bath with Godzilla

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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

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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 [...]

Ikegami Honmonji Temple Market

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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. [...]

Itineraries around Haneda Airport

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If you arrive early in the morning (duration 90min)... Course 1: Experience the vitality of a Japanese auction at the Ota Market We recommend visiting the market in the early morning as the auction starts. This course is recommended for those who arrive at Haneda Airport early in the morning because the auction starts at that [...]

Kamata Onsen

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A traditional onsen established in 1937. There are two baths containing kuroyu at different temperatures. Enjoy food, drink, and karaoke in the large hall on the second floor. Getting there 10 min walk from Keikyu Kamata Station on the Keikyu Line. More information 2-23-2, Kamata-honcho, Ota Ward [...]

Ota Kuroyu Onsen Daini Hinode no Yu

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Enjoy the open-air bath handcrafted by the owner. It is available for women from the 1st-15th and for men from the 16th until the end of each month. Mt.Fuji is painted on the wall of the indoor bath. More information 6-5-17, Nishikamata, Ota Ward 15:00-23:30

Tenjinyu

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Enjoy different types of bath switched daily for male or female customers. Tenjinyu offers a black silica bath with negative ions and an infrared ray effect, an open-air bath, and an electric bath. More information 1-7-23, Minamikamata, Ota ward Weekdays 14:00-24:00 Saturdays and holidays 12:00-24:00 Sundays 9:00-24:00 [...]

Top 10 Things to do in Ota City

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Ditch the usual guidebooks and get off the beaten tourist trail with an exploration of Tokyo’s discovered Ota Ward. The following sites represent the best and most unique aspects of this corner of the city. Even better – they're all just a short distance from Tokyo’s rising air hub of Haneda Airport. 1. Ota [...]