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Half-day Shichifukujin (Seven Lucky Gods) Pilgrimage in Ikegami

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Seven Lucky Gods in Japan are believed to bring fortune and happiness, and its origins date back to early 15th century.

Top Five Photo Spots in Ota City

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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.

Ota City Summer Festivals in August

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Summer in Japan is festival (matsuri) season, which means fireworks, dancing, street food, and plenty of colorful yukatas!

Natural Hot Springs Public Bath “Kugahara-yu”

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Kugano-yu is a public bath famous for its natural black hot springs which contains highly concentrated carbonic water.

Ikegami Honmonji Temple Oeshiki

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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 [...]

Haneda Matsuri

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The annual Haneda Matsuri, or Haneda Festival, is held on the last week of July every year.

Haneda-jinja Shrine

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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 [...]

Kamata Onsen

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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 [...]

Tenjinyu

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Enjoy different types of bath switched daily for male or female customers. Tenjinyu offers a black silica bath with negative ions and an infrared ray effect, an open-air bath, and an electric bath. More information 1-7-23, Minamikamata, Ota ward Weekdays 14:00-24:00 Saturdays and holidays 12:00-24:00 Sundays 9:00-24:00 [...]

Top 10 Things to do in Ota City

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Ditch the usual guidebooks and get off the beaten tourist trail with an exploration of Tokyo’s discovered Ota Ward. The following sites represent the best and most unique aspects of this corner of the city. Even better – they're all just a short distance from Tokyo’s rising air hub of Haneda Airport. 1. Ota [...]