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 school of Buddhism, occur around Japan in mid-October, but the [...]
One of Japan’s most striking seasons is autumn, where the maple leaves turn deep red and the ginko leaves shine bright gold.
Omori is an area located in Ota City just south of the Shinagawa area. While modern-day Omori has been built up mostly on reclaimed land, it was once an area that prospered through seaweed harvesting. Although the area has a more modern and metropolitan feel these days, you can still find many shrines in the [...]
Don’t let the summer heat and humidity stand in your way of all the fun and excitement there is in and around Tokyo.
Located a short walk from Kamata Station east exit, sits a real "star" restaurant. Yildiz, meaning “star”, is an authentic Turkish restaurant and bar.
The annual Haneda Matsuri, or Haneda Festival, is held on the last week of July every year.
Mizudome-no-mai is a traditional spiritual event that is known to “stop rain”, which has been around for about 680 years. People at Mizudome-no-mai blow a conch shell and wear the mask of a lion as they dedicate their dance to the dragon god. Date: July 14th, 2018(13:00~15:00) Getting there JR Keihin‐Tohoku line [Omori station] East exit; Keikyu‐bus [...]
Summer in Japan is festival (matsuri) season, which means fireworks, dancing, street food, and plenty of colorful yukatas!
The Haneda Shrine dates back more than 800 years to the Kamakura Period and these days with its proximity to Haneda International Airport, many visitors to the shrine go to pray for air travel safety.
Kamata is a district within Ota City in Tokyo’s southeastern side, once a trendy and fashionable area famous for housing the Shochiku film studio