We will be holding a 10 kilometer walk event to the nori wholesale stores in the Umeyashiki and Omori areas.
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 [...]
Springtime is arguably Japan’s most beautiful season, with the weeks between late March and early April marked by the blooming of Japan’s famous cherry blossoms. Sakura season, while a stunning time to be in Japan, also brings with it significant crowds, all desperate to enjoy the fleeting beauty of the pink-petaled flowers. While Tokyo boasts [...]
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 [...]
Thanks to its location right on the edge of Tokyo, passengers with a layover at Haneda International Airport have plenty of opportunities to get a taste of Japan on their travels. Ota Ward’s attractions are immediately accessible from the airport, and travelers can enjoy everything from shrines to special cultural programs in their short time. [...]
Japan is a paradise for food lovers, with an emphasis on high-quality ingredients and a dedication to both its washoku heritage and culinary innovation. Every region and even individual towns boast specialty products or foods that differ from anywhere else in the nation. Tokyo itself may seem rather uniform, but the city of Ota in [...]
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 [...]
1. Honmon-ji This hilltop temple complex, founded by famed Buddhist monk and teacher Nichiren, complex hides a host of important cultural buildings. The five-story pagoda is the oldest one in the Kanto Region and the stupa that holds the ashes of Nichiren is unique in Japan for its architectural design. In mid-October, the temple precincts [...]