Enticed by the chance to take part in a few traditional activities I popped into Ota-Ku’s Tourist Information Center.
When I think of baths in Japan I generally think of hot springs nestled amongst the mountains where you can relax whilst breathing in the crisp air and enjoy a sense of recluse from your busy life.
Ota City is an international city that is closely connected to Haneda airport, allowing it to host the annual International City Ota Festival.
August 15th 2016 marked the 69th commemoration anniversary of Ota-ku declaring itself as the Peace City, after the end of World War 2 for Japan.
Friday 11th December saw the official opening of the brand new Ota City Tourist Information Center in Keikyu Kamata Station. Since I had been invited to attend the opening ceremony in a furisode (long-sleeved kimono), I started my day early at a hair salon, having my hair styled in a traditional up-do with flowery ornaments, [...]