Ota City (Ota-ku) Guide for Tokyo Expats

Ota City Overview

Ota City is home to Haneda Airport. Originally constructed in the 1930’s, Haneda is an international airport and the primary base of operations for Japan’s major domestic airlines; Japan Airlines (JAL) and All Nippon Airways (ANA). The eastern part of the city faces the Tokyo Bay and is home to a wild bird park as well as a seaside park.

Redevelopment around the Kamata and Omori Stations has improved its commercial facilities and in turn the level of convenience for the surrounding neighborhoods.

Two Tokyu train lines run through the City, from the west to the city’s center. Along these lines are high-class residential areas such as Denenchofu, Senzokuike, Higashi-yukigaya, Kugahara, Magome, and Sanno. In the center of the city are many hilly areas. About 50 of the roads in the area are named after these slopes such as Usudasaka and Horaisaka (‘saka’ Japanese for Slope). Many residential properties in these areas were constructed to take advantage of the hilly landscape, giving every home a nice view of wide vistas.

Concentrated in the Magome and Senzokuike areas of the city are some old temples, such as Ikegami Honmonji, the historical remains of famous novelists, and celebrity residences.

Ota City Living Guide

Once you’ve made plans to move to Ota City, you will need to get your resident registration at the Ota City Office. You will have register within 14 days of the date you begin your residency in Ota City.

Please read and keep bookmarked Evacuation Areas of Ota City for easy access in the event of a disaster.
[ Disaster Prevension Pamphlet 1] [ Disaster Prevension Pamphlet 2 ]

Garbage collection varies slightly depending on area. Guidance on garbage collection in Ota City is here.

The Ota City Tourist Information Center provides a variety  of tourist information about the city such as recommended tourist spots, event information, accommodations, gourmet information, etc.

Ota City Residential Areas