If you are flying into Haneda Airport, Ota is the first ward you enter here in Tokyo. Although southern part of Tokyo is Ota, it is the largest district in Tokyo. Walk or a ride a bike near the Jonanjima Seaside Park whenever you want to see beautiful sunsets or sunrises. Occasionally, you’ll see airplanes take off near the area because Ota is home to the international Haneda Airport. Shrines and temples are endlessly found throughout Japan and so, it’s no surprise finding Ikegami Hommon-ji Temple and Rokugo Shrine in Ota. If you’re looking for shopping districts, visit the upscale neighborhood Omori. In the spring, you can visit Tamagawadai Park to see cherry blossoms trees. If you want an authentic experience living in Japan, walk down Bourbon Road in Kamata area and you find izakayas and pubs. The Kamata area is well known for serving delicious gyozas.
This area of Tokyo is considered the suburb. They are residential areas geared towards families and have numerous of well-established living facilities such as schools, libraries, grocery stores, etc. You can find mainly low-rise apartments in Ota. If you want to be near a commercial district, consider living near the Kamata area as you will have easy access to shopping areas and dining options. It doesn’t specifically appeal to the younger crowd but rent prices are much lower compared to other busier areas of Tokyo.
Transportation modes include airplane, trains, cars, and buses. Whether you’re flying in or out of Haneda Airport, Ota is home to the international airport. Main railway lines include but not limited to; JR Keihin-Tōhoku Line, Tokyu Toyoko, Tokyu Ikegami, Tokyu Tamagawa, Tokyo Monorail, and more. The Tokyo Metro does not serve Ota.