Enticed by the chance to take part in a few traditional activities I popped into Ota-Ku’s Tourist Information Center.
Cafe Hidamari is a bright, airy space in a homey neighborhood just one minute from Nagahara Station on the Ikegami line.
The Kamata area is a district of Ota Ward in the southeast of Tokyo. Although Kamata is not largely known, even by many local Tokyoites, it is a place where you can experience the old soul of the city.
It is a quiet park on a hillside slope where visitors can enjoy a taste of the four seasons. There are about 370 plum trees, which is the flower of Ota-ku, and the fragrant red and white flowers bloom in early spring. There garden also features about 800 azaleas and an attractive traditional-style tea room. [...]
Spring is one of the best times to visit Japan, and in Ota City, there are a number of places to view plum trees and cherry blossoms that will be in bloom.
Held annually in early February (typically on the 3rd), Setsubun is a custom that marks the official start of spring according to the Japanese lunar calendar.
Hashigo-nori is a traditional performance that attempts to pass on the techniques and methods of fireman in the Edo period. The performance is held every year on the coming-of-age day (second Monday of January) in front of the main hall of the Ikegami Honmonji Temple by the Omori Steeplejack Association. Don’t miss their acrobatic [...]
In the calm, early morning darkness, many Japanese wait to see the sunrise. It is January 1st, and it is the first sunrise of the year. Praying to the first sunrise of the year for health and happiness is just one of the interesting traditions of the Japanese New Year, the Shōgatsu. This important holiday [...]
The store sells Asian style dishes that utilize lots of herbs and spices.
The store sells asian style dishes that utilize lots of herbs and spices.