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Ikegami: The Cultural Gem of Ota City
About Ota City

Ikegami: The Cultural Gem of Ota City

Ota City, right on the border between Tokyo and Kanagawa Prefecture, is recognized as one of the capital's 23 "special wards." Ota, however, genuinely is special as it's one of the most underrated areas of Tokyo. With undiscovered gems such as Omori, Kamata, and Haneda (home to ...

Ota City Tourist Information Center
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Ota City Tourist Information Center

The Ota City Tourist Information Center is the perfect place to start your journey in Japan. We offer multilingual travel information, Ota City souvenirs, and experiences on Japanese culture. We provide multilingual maps, pamphlets, and travel information centered on Ota City and neighboring areas...

The First Sunrise of the Year in Ota City
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The First Sunrise of the Year in Ota City

During the Japanese New Year period (usually from Jan 1 to 7), many Japanese enjoy traditional New Year customs, such as eating New Year dishes with family and relatives and paying their first visit of the year to temples or shrines to pray for happiness and health. On the morning of New Year&rsq...

Ota Expo 2019 at Haneda Airport
Event - Early June

Ota Expo 2019 at Haneda Airport

This weekend (June 7th–9th) the annual Ota Expo will be held at Haneda Airport Domestic Terminal, operated by Japan Airport Terminal Co, Ltd. This year will see the sixth edition of the exposition, with performances, exhibits, and workshops based on the themes of “Touch, Look, Create, Snap.” Ota..

How to get from Haneda to various areas in Tokyo
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How to get from Haneda to various areas in Tokyo

Haneda Airport International Passenger Terminal is located just 14km south of Tokyo Station and is one of two international airports serving the capital. A dedicated international terminal was opened in 2010, allowing this central air hub to function 24-hours a day. Situated conveniently in Tokyo...

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situation in Japan
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situation in Japan

Japan is currently taking measures to prevent the spread of Coronavirus around the country, including cancellation of events and public gatherings, placing restrictions on travelling into Japan, as well as discouraging people from making non-essential journeys. These measures will directly aff...

Lantern Floating at Senzokuike Pond
Event - Mid-July

Lantern Floating at Senzokuike Pond

The lit lanterns in the darkness of the Senzokuike Pond illuminate a sense of warmth to those visiting. The beautiful reflection that shines on the water surface is a sight to behold.

International City Ota Festival
Event - Early October

International City Ota Festival

Celebrating Ota’s position as the “Gateway to Japan,” the International City Ota Festival (空フェス) annual event invites tourists to encounter a wealth of attractions, events and booths from all over the world. Held in view of Haneda Airport⁠—the world’s third-largest in passenger traffic volu..

Ota Expo
Event - Mid-June

Ota Expo

The annual Ota Expo is held at Haneda Airport Domestic Terminal, operated by Japan Airport Terminal Co, Ltd, on the second weekend of June. This year will see the sixth edition of the exposition, with performances, exhibits, and workshops based on the themes of “Touch, Look, Create, Snap.” Ota..

Cherry Blossoms in Ota City
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Cherry Blossoms in Ota City

Between March and May each year is the season of Hanami, literally “flower viewing”. This is the tradition of visiting and admiring the beauty of seasonal flowers, namely cherry and plum blossoms. From casual picnics to fairly large parties, drinks and meals are enjoyed under the trees, as people ..

Setsubun (Bean-Scattering Festival)
Event - Early February

Setsubun (Bean-Scattering Festival)

Setsubun marks the end of the winter season and the arrival of spring, according to the old lunar calendar. Japanese people scatter beans to bring good luck into their homes. In Ikegami-Honmonji temple, a Setsubun event that features bean-throwing is held on the 3rd of February.

Tsunami Guidance
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Tsunami Guidance

See also: Earthquakes |  Emergencies Predicted flooding from a tsunami in Ota The maximum height of a tsunami in Ota occurring during high tide is predicted to be 1.58 meters T.P.* for an earthquake in northern Tokyo Bay, and 2.27 meters T.P. for a Genroku-type Kant...

Earthquake Guidance
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Earthquake Guidance

See also: Tsunami |  Emergencies What to Do If an Earthquake Occurs While You’re Out Inside an elevator Press all the buttons and get off on the floor where the elevator stops. If the elevator is equipped with a safety device, it should stop automatically...

Ota's Welcome Shops
About Ota City

Ota's Welcome Shops

Ota City's Welcome Shops are a community of stores and facilities that are going the extra to mile to support and serve foreign tourists during their trip through Ota City. If you come across this sticker outside a venue, you can rest assured you'll be warmly received and given a helping ...