Flammarion opened in 1959, and is located in the quiet neighbourhood of Kugahara that is surrounded by the deep green of Japanese zelkova trees.
Forest, a 3 minute walk from Kugahara Station on the Tokyu Ikegami Line, is located in the Lilac Avenue shopping street.
This local cake store has been a favorite in Kugahara since 1961. The "Stone Paving of Lilac Avenue", a kind of chocolate dessert, is a speciality of the Ota area.
The store was founded in the 3rd year of the Showa period, and has been making high quality, delicious tofu ever since. By using high quality, domestically grown soy beans, the products are given a special sweetness and flavor. Whilst of course having favorites such as momen, oboro, and zaru tofu, they also sell [...]
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.