Private Tour - Let's take a look at the life of a Sumo wrestler in Ryogoku!

Sumo city, Ryogoku. Ryogoku Kokugikan, which is the center of sumo in Japan, holds 3 tournaments and executive meetings, so there are many sumo rooms (institutions for training sumo wrestlers) in this venue.
And throughout the towns of both countries, some places are related to the history of sumo and places that give you a glimpse of the life of wrestlers. Shrines where sumo wrestling was held in ancient times, shops that handle the daily life of wrestlers, chanko store, the soul food of wrestlers…
The entire town supports the sumo culture. You might even meet a real wrestler!
Why don’t you spend a day immersed in the sumo culture at the sumo holy land?
* Duration: 4 to 5 hours
* Starts: Sumida City, Japan
* Trip Category: Private & Custom Tours >> Private Sightseeing Tours




Sumo city, Ryogoku. Ryogoku Kokugikan, which is the center of sumo in Japan, holds 3 tournaments and executive meetings, so there are many sumo rooms (institutions for training sumo wrestlers) in this venue.
And throughout the towns of both countries, some places are related to the history of sumo and places that give you a glimpse of the life of wrestlers. Shrines where sumo wrestling was held in ancient times, shops that handle the daily life of wrestlers, chanko store, the soul food of wrestlers…
The entire town supports the sumo culture. You might even meet a real wrestler!
Why don’t you spend a day immersed in the sumo culture at the sumo holy land?

Itinerary
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Stop At: Hakkaku-beya Sumo Stable, Japan, 〒130-0014 Tokyo, Sumida City, Kamezawa, 1-chōme−16−1 八角部屋

Hakkaku room: The place where the sumo wrestlers practice is called the “sumo room.” Here, you can see the sumo wrestlers. You can’t go inside, but let’s look at it from the outside.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Ryogoku Takahashi, 4-31-15 Ryogoku, Sumida 130-0026 Tokyo Prefecture

Takahashi: Various items related to sumo such as towels and cushions that are actually used by wrestlers are on sale. Some items can only be purchased here, so why not buy this as a souvenir?

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Ekoin Temple, 2-8-10 Ryogoku, Sumida 130-0026 Tokyo Prefecture

Eko-in: The place used to be the place of sumo wrestling during the Edo period. This temple has a history of 360 years and is also called Japan’s No.1 temple. It has a unique philosophy of preaching the mercy of the Buddha to all living things.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Ryogoku Edo Noren, 1-3-20 Yokoami, Sumida 130-0015 Tokyo Prefecture

Ryogoku Edo NOREN: There is a real sumo ring here. You may meet real wrestlers when the event takes place.
With the concept of enjoying the stylish Edo food culture, the buildings that reproduce the old townscape with a selection of restaurants.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Ryogoku Kokugikan, 1-3-28 Yokoami, Sumida 130-0015 Tokyo Prefecture

Ryogoku Kokugikan: It is a well-known place for sumo culture. You can go inside and can purchase sumo goods such as Nishiki pictures depicting wrestlers and postcards with pictures of popular wrestlers.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Edo-Tokyo Museum, 1-4-1 Yokoami, Sumida 130-0015 Tokyo Prefecture

Edo Tokyo Museum: One of Japan’s most prominent museums, you will be taken back to the streets of the Edo period. You can even experience the life a merchant in the experience center!

Duration: 1 hour 25 minutes

Stop At: Chanko Dojo, 1-chōme-28-4 Midori, Sumida City, Tokyo 130-0021, Japan

Chanko Dojo (Japanese sumo wrestler’s hot pot): This is a store where you can taste chanko, the soul food of wrestlers, at a reasonable price!
You can enjoy Japanese food in addition to Chanko. There is a sumo ring in the store, and you can feel as if you were in the sumo room.

Duration: 50 minutes