Itinerary for Transit Passengers
Thanks to its location right on the edge of Tokyo, passengers with a layover at Haneda International Airport have plenty of opportunities to get a taste of Japan on their travels. Ota City’s attractions are immediately accessible from the airport, and travelers can enjoy everything from shrines to special cultural programs in their short time.
For travelers with 4 hours
For travelers with limited time between flights, the Ota City Tourist Information Center is the perfect destination. Visitors can participate in a variety of cultural programs, from learning the art of origami to trying on a kimono. The English-speaking staff can also arrange more in-depth experiences such as ikebana, easily booked on the website in advance. The TIC also provides a comfortable place to relax, with beautiful books on Japanese cultural traditions and free Wi-Fi access.
For transit passengers with longer to spend in Tokyo, the Ota City TIC is merely an excellent jumping-off point for further exploration.
Ota City Tourist Information Center
Information and cultural activities minutes from Haneda The Ota City Tourist Information Center opened its doors in mid-December of 2015, perfectly placed to welcome passengers arriving at the u...
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For travelers with 6 hours
Head from the TIC to the nearby Haneda Shrine. The shrine dates back nearly 1000 years and holds an exuberant summer festival every August. A small hill to the side of the shrine mimics Mt Fuji, even using rocks from the famous volcano as its base.
If hunger gets the best of you, a short walk away is the Vegetable Café Abura-age. The friendly owner will fix you up with a sizable serving of fresh organic fare, or you can opt to relax with a simple cup of coffee or tea.
Nearby, visitors can wander the shotengai outside Amamoriiinari station, taking in the shops of local handmade goods and food. A highlight is the Isozakiya wagashi shop, whose homemade confections and traditional Japanese sweets make for the perfect snack as you wait for your next flight.
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 hun...
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Vegetable Café Abura-age
Diners looking for a healthy meal in the Haneda area will be well-served by stopping in at Vegetable Café Abura-age. The spacious eatery, a short walk from Anamoriinari Station, has a menu t...
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For travelers with 8 hours
From the Ota City TIC in Keikyu Kamata Station, the Hougaki Academy is a short walk or taxi ride away. If you’ve made reservations ahead of time, you can work up a sweat in a fun energetic taiko (Japanese drumming) lesson.
After your workout, fuel your body with some hanetsuki gyoza, a local specialty dumpling, at one of the Kamata area restaurants.
Return to the Keikyu Kamata station for a short train ride to Heiwajima. The Omori Nori Museum, which focuses on the region’s historical production of seaweed laver, makes for a fascinating visit, while the nearby park and beach at Omori Furusato Hamabe Park is an excellent place to relax in fine weather. If you still feel up to a challenge, tackle the ropes course at Heiwa no Mori Koen, where you can channel your inner Ninja Warrior on a variety of obstacles.
Unwind with a visit to Natural Onsen Heiwajima, one of Ota City’s many natural hot springs, before catching the monorail at Ryutsu Center Station back to Haneda for your flight out.
Studio Hougaku Academy
Channel your inner percussionist and try your hand at a taiko (Japanese drumming) class at Kamata’s Studio Hougaku Academy. The academy offers a range of class levels, from beginner to adv...
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The founder of the "gyoza with wings," which refers to the shape of the gyoza, giving it a crispier texture compared to the standard ones. This delicious type of gyoza has become a s...
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Omori Nori Museum
During the Edo Period (1600–1868), the area of Omori in Ota City was known for its cultivation of nori, the crackly sheets of seaweed most commonly wrapped around plump rice balls or sushi ro...
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Omori Furusato Hamabe Park
White sand beaches and easy strolling paths are just two of the top features of this bayside park not far from the Heiwajima train station. The park borders Tokyo Bay, a historically important...
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Natural Hot Springs Heiwajima
While Ota City is well-known for its numerous bath houses, Natural Hot Springs Heiwajima takes the typical onsen experience to the next level. Over 150 tons of natural spring water are piped dai...
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