Ryogoku Sumo Town and Ukiyo-e, Japanese Sword Museums, Japanese garden Tour

Ryogkoku area well known as Sumo town has many museums of various Japanese traditional themes such as Sumo, Hokusai’s Ukiyo-e Wood block print, Japanese Sword. We walk along Sumo town while the guide will talk about historical background and lead to the museums. The walking tour starts at Sumida Hokusai museum with 1800 collections of wood block prints by Hokusai and his apprentices. After strolling at Yasuda Japanese garden and Ryogoku terrace café, we visit Japanese sword museum where wide variety of sword, sword mountings, armors and others are displayed and video introduces process of making sword.
* Duration: 5 to 6 hours
* Starts: Sumida City, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Historical & Heritage Tours




Ryogkoku area well known as Sumo town has many museums of various Japanese traditional themes such as Sumo, Hokusai’s Ukiyo-e Wood block print, Japanese Sword. We walk along Sumo town while the guide will talk about historical background and lead to the museums. The walking tour starts at Sumida Hokusai museum with 1800 collections of wood block prints by Hokusai and his apprentices. After strolling at Yasuda Japanese garden and Ryogoku terrace café, we visit Japanese sword museum where wide variety of sword, sword mountings, armors and others are displayed and video introduces process of making sword.

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

The tour starts with walking along Sumo Stadium and Sumo museum while seeing the Sumo stable where sumo wrestlers practice. The guide will talk about historic background of Sumo and Sumo wrestling. Sumo museum displays every sumo related things such as sumo wrestler’s attire, Dohyo sumo wrestling’s ring. The museum is closed on Saturday, Sunday and national holidays.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Sumida Hokusai Museum, 2-7-2 Kamezawa, Sumida 130-0014 Tokyo Prefecture

Next visit the four-story Sumida Hokusai Ukiyo-e museum designed by Pritzker Architecture Prize winner Sejima Kazuya. The museum keeps 1800 collection of wood block prints by Hokusai and his apprentices. You will learn Hokusai’s energetic and enthusiastic life for Ukiyo-e. Closed on every Monday.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Kyu Yasuda Garden, 1-12-1 Yokoami, Sumida 130-0015 Tokyo Prefecture

Kyu-Yasuda Tei-en literally means the garden formerly owned by Yasuda Zenjiro. He is the great-grandfather of Ono Yoko, widow of John Lennon. The garden is not large but a typical Daimyo garden having a central pond, a small island, a circular path, a small shrine and tea house. You can relax in the garden or at Rhogoku terrace cafe facing the garden.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Japanese Sword Museum, 1-12-9,Yokoami, Sumida 130-0015 Tokyo Prefecture

Lastly visits Japanese Sword Museum where preserves and displays wide variety of Japanese swords, sword mountings, armors and many other related objects and documents. A Japanese sword is regarded as a cultural asset and art. With 1000 years of history the sword has played a significant role in Japanese history and culture.

Duration: 1 hour