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.
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 [...]
The annual Haneda Matsuri, or Haneda Festival, is held on the last week of July every year.
Summer in Japan is festival (matsuri) season, which means fireworks, dancing, street food, and plenty of colorful yukatas!
Kamata is a district within Ota City in Tokyo’s southeastern side, once a trendy and fashionable area famous for housing the Shochiku film studio
Seven Lucky Gods in Japan are believed to bring fortune and happiness, and its origins date back to early 15th century.
Ota City, a lesser-known area situated in the southeast of Japan’s capital, is home to a number of highly photogenic historical shrines and temples, lush nature, and some rather unusual streets.
Kugano-yu is a public bath famous for its natural black hot springs which contains highly concentrated carbonic water.
Just a short distance from Haneda Airport, visitors to Japan can get their first taste of traditional culture at the Haneda-jinja Shrine. Haneda-jinja Shrine can trace its history back eight hundred years to the Kamakura Period. In the Edo Era (1603-1868), the Tokugawa shoguns who resided in central Tokyo used to make pilgrimages to the [...]
A traditional onsen established in 1937. There are two baths containing kuroyu at different temperatures. Enjoy food, drink, and karaoke in the large hall on the second floor. Getting there 10 min walk from Keikyu Kamata Station on the Keikyu Line. More information 2-23-2, Kamata-honcho, Ota Ward 10:00-25:00 [...]