Out and About in Ota City – Things to Do in Omori
Omori is an area located in Ota City just south of the Shinagawa area. While modern-day Omori has been built up mostly on reclaimed land, it was once an area that prospered through seaweed harvesting. Although the area has a more modern and metropolitan feel these days, you can still find many shrines in the area, and Shinto festivals are a common sight especially during the summer months.
Apart from religious festivals, there are many exciting places that Omori has to offer, here are some recommendations for your visit or stay in the area.
Where to Stay
Hotel Bar Granitos Bettei
A new concept boutique hotel that combines, a hotel, sushi, and sake bar. Hotel Bar Granitos is tastefully designed with a variety of stylish and comfortable rooms for every budget. There is even an outdoor soaking bath that can be rented for use privately at 1,000 yen for 45 minutes. The hotel is conveniently located at just a two-minute walk from Omori Station providing easy access to Haneda Airport. The hotel even offers their rooms for day use and the bar is always open to the public.
- Location: 1-1-7 Omorikita, Ota-ku, Tokyo
- Bar Hours: Daily from 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM (Last order is at 10:30 PM)
- Access：2-minutes walk from JR Omori Station East Exit
Omori Tokyu REI Hotel
Tokyu Hotels managed by Tokyu Group has around 46 locations across Japan offering contemporary, comfortable, and convenient rooms. Omori Tokyu REI Hotel is easily accessible within Omori Station, which has great access to the city center as well as the Yokohama area.
- Location: 1-6-16 Atre Omori, Omorikita, Ota-ku, Tokyo
- Access: Direct access from JR Omori Station
Start: Coffee House Rouen
Located less than five minutes from Omori Station at Coffee House Rouen you can find a nostalgic and retro style coffee house that has been around for 30 years. This specialty coffee house has about 80 coffee blends on the menu including a selection of black teas. They also offer an assortment of cakes and breads that you can get to go with your coffee. The coffee house has lots of space, so you are sure to find a seat. A private meeting room is also available upon request.
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Heiwa no Mori Park Field Athletic Course
The Heiwa no Mori Park is great for a family day out. There is a Field Athletic Course with over 40 different obstacles at different challenge levels ranging from climbing nets, scaling high walls to crossing swinging bridges and sliding on zip lines. Each obstacle is associated with a historical event or a name of a place in Ota, allowing the kids to learn about the city while they play. There is even a section of the course that focuses on obstacles over water for a next-level challenge, including paddling your way across the pond on a standing paddle boat. Just make sure to prepare to bring an extra pair of clothes for changing on the day, as you are likely to get wet.
While the park’s obstacles are designed for elementary age children and above, there is a small section just outside the Field Athletic Course that offers younger children the opportunity to play and test their skills on a collection of simple wood and rope obstacles. The park is located about ten minutes walk from Heiwajima Station on the Keihin Kyuko Line.
Finish: Natural Hot Springs Heiwajima
One of the best things about Japan is the public baths and natural hot springs (onsens), and while usually, you find them in the mountain or countryside areas, Ota City surprisingly boasts the most bathhouses in the whole of Tokyo.
The great thing about Tennen Onsen Heiwajima is that it is open 24/7, all year round, and offers a variety of baths, saunas, and spa treatments. The perfect place to go to end a day or spend the day while in Omori.
After the spa, they have a restaurant and relaxation spaces where you can continue to recover and refresh from all the walking you likely would have been doing around the city. The onsen has a convenient 100 yen shuttle bus from either Omori Station or Heiwajima Station.
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