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The First Sunrise of the Year in Ota City

The First Sunrise of the Year in Ota City

During the Japanese New Year period (usually from Jan 1 to 7), many Japanese enjoy traditional New Year customs, such as eating New Year dishes with family and relatives and paying their first visit of the year to temples or shrines to pray for happiness and health. On the morning of New Year’s Day, there’s a tradition of praying to the “First Sunrise” (the sun that rises on New Year’s Day) for the year’s health and happiness. In Ota City, the following two places are popular spots for seeing the beautiful first sunrise of the year.

Gojukken-bana

Gojukken-bana

Stones were packed over 50 "ken" (approx 90m) underwater to protect the coast from surges in flow during floods. There is also the Muen-dou, built to enshrine those who have been in water accidents. Positioned..

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Tokyo Jonan Island Seaside Park

Tokyo Jonan Island Seaside Park

An outdoor seaside spot for families to enjoy. Near Haneda Airport, this park has a campground, an artificial seaside beach and a dock run and is crowded with families on holidays. You can see airplanes..

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Also: the promenade from Bentenbashi to Gojukkenbana 

Nothing blocks your view in the area where the Ebitori River and Tama River join, and you can see the first sunrise.

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