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Nishi-Rokugo Park (Tire Park)

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Known as "Tire Park", this park has beds of seasonal flowers at the entrance, as well as various equipment made with old tire rubber scattered around the grounds. The dinosaur-shaped tire creation, measuring 8m tall and 20m in length, is very popular with children . The attraction has even captured the interest of both Japanese [...]

Tama River

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The Tama River stretches from the foothills of Yamanashi Prefecture to the waters of Tokyo Bay in Ota Ward. The final section of the river, which marks the boundary between Ota and Kawasaki in Kanagawa Prefecture, is a tranquil path perfect for enjoying outdoor pursuits. Rent a bicycle and ride along the flat trail that [...]

Heiwa no Mori Park Field Athletic Course

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Feel like brushing up on your skills before an appearance on the popular Ninja Warrior TV show? There’s no better place to test your dexterity than on the Field Athletic Course in Heiwa no Mori Park, a forested area a ten-minute walk from the Heiwajima train station on the Keihin Kyuko Line. The Heiwa no [...]

Omori Furusato Hamabe Park

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White sand beaches and easy strolling paths are just two of the top features of this bayside park not far from the Heiwajima train station. The park borders Tokyo Bay, an historically important nori (seaweed) harvesting area in the Edo Period (1600-1868). While residents of that era once enjoyed unobstructed views across the water, today’s [...]

Senzokuike Pond

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Senzoku-ike is located in Northern Ota Ward, six stops from Ikegami Station. The area is named after the famous Buddhist priest Nichiren Shonin who washed his feet here on his way to Ikegami Temple. Senzoku literally means “washing your feet” which is exactly what Nichiren Shonin and many priests after him did at the large [...]