Ryogoku is a district associated with the Japanese sport, Sumo. Sumo tournaments have taken place in the stadium and sumo stables in the area for over a century and attract visitors who come to get glimpse of the giant wrestlers. Beside sumo related this, Ryogoku is also birthplace of many well known historical people such as Katsushika Hokusai (Ukiyoe) and Akutagawa Ryunosuke(Novelist),
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At the West exit of Ryogoku station of JR line (Not Ryogoku station of Subway Oedo Line)
The Edo-Tokyo museum is the best place to know the history and culture of Edo era and modern Tokyo. This museum is the right place to look back on the history, culture and lifestyle of Edo-Tokyo.
The Sumo museum museum was separately created from the Ryogoku’s national sport hall where the grand sumo tournament is held in January, May and September. You can find public information about sumo such as videos or Mawashi (belt worn by wrestlers)
The Sumida Hokusai Museum is dedicated to famed artist Katsushika Hokusai. Hokusai's art is in the style of ukiyo-e, a Japanese genre of art.
The Japanese Sword Museum hosts various kind of swords on display for every visitor to appreciate one of Japanese arts.
At the West exit of Ryogoku station of JR line
Through this trip you can have a good command of Japanese history, culture, art and lifestyle of Edo era through modern Tokyo.
Ryogoku is a district of Tokyo where the sumo stadium, many sumo stables, chanko restaurants and other sumo related attractions can be found.
Besides sumo related spots and attractions, Ryogoku is full of variety of historical and cultural related museums, shrines, garden and shops.
Other places of interest in the Ryogoku district are located within walking distance of Ryogoku station and the sumo stadium, including the excellent Edo-Tokyo Museum
on Tokyo's history and culture, the Sumida Hokusai Museum on of japan's best ukiyo-e museum and the Sword Museum on magnificently crafted swords.
Guide fee, hotel pick-up in Sumida ward
Tranportation fee (you and guide) lunch and admission fee
Admission fee for The Japanese Sword Museum ￥1,000 (Admission fee varies by exhibition.
Adimission fee for The Edo-Tokyo museum ￥600
Pick-up fee in other than Sumida ward ￥500
Shoes suitable for walking is recommended.
Nao is an excellent and fun guide. He has taken several of my customers of tours around Tokyo and everyone enjoyed it very much. I definitely recommend him!
Dear Zachary Thank you very much for your comment on my recent service. I will keep making efforts to better my skills as guide and make good memories for visitors from overseas countries. Nao Kurobe