The origins of Mizudome-no-Mai—whose name literally means, “Dance to stop the rain”—took place in the first centuries of the previous millennium.
A trio of children perform a Japanese lion dance to the music of flute and sasara (Japanese percussion instrument). This folk art dance, said to repel the evil spirits with the lion's energy, has been passed down over generations. Getting there 5 minutes' walk from "Rokugo-Dote" station on Keikyu Line More information [...]
Just one minute's walk from Tamagawa station lies Tamagawadai Park, which is famous for its vast hydrangea garden.
The Shunsho-no- Hibiki Concert was started in 1995 in order to commemorate the completion of the Iketsukihashi Bridge, a triple-arched bridge built on the west bank of Senzokuike Pond, and featured a performance from the great fue master Sanzaemon Takara, a Living National Treasure. Musicians playing flutes, shakuhachi, accompanying percussion as well as piano are positioned [...]
Have you decided what you will do during Golden Week? There will be various events in Ota ward.
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.