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Half-Day Walking Tour in Sumo Town Ryogoku

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Ryogoku is famous for a town of Sumo with the Edo atmosphere. You'll find Edo culture, foods and a garden during this private walking tour. JR Ryogoku Satiation is really a station of a sumo town. You'll be surprised to find a lot of Sumo displays inside the station.

Outside of the station, as far as I know, there are 5 sumo stables near Ryogoku station. If lucky enough, you'll listen the voices of hard practicing from such stables. Along the Kokugikan-dori street, you'll find 6 statues of miniature Yokozuna from which you'll learn the stylized formation of "Dohyoiri". At the end of south Kokugikan-dori Street, a temple "Eko-in" is located. The temple is closely related with Sumo, which you'll learn in the tour.

We’ll get into Edo NOREN to view the real size Dohyo as well as getting fundamental information about Sumo. You’ll also learn Japanese traditional foods there.

The most remarkable spot in Ryogoku is, of course, Ryogoku Kokugikan (Sumo stadium).
We drop in the Sumo Museum in the Kokugikan, if it’s open, to observe various exhibits relating with Sumo at that time.

Next to Kokugikan, there's a typical traditional Japanese Garden, Kyu-Yasuda Garden. It's quite a calm small garden with all elements for Japanese garden such as a heart-shaped pond, stone lantern, wooden bridge, stone steps, etc. Near the garden, there's the sword museum, which would be just introduced in this tour.

Ukiyoe is one of most typical culture developed in Edo, which also gave a significant impact on the western arts, especially to the Impressionist too. Especially, Hokusai Katsushika is famous and popular with its “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji” series. Hokusai was born in Sumida and spent most of his life in Sumida. The Sumida Hokusai Museum was just opened in 2016, and we visit the museum to see its unique displays.

(Sorry, the following museum is closed until 2026. After 2026, the tour will include this.)
One of fantastic museums in Tokyo is the Edo-Tokyo Museum. The first view will start crossing the real width with a half-length old Nihonbashi bridge as if you step in the Edo world. You can observe and experience what Edo people did in their daily life. The museum has so many exhibition, so if the tour time is not enough, you can stay there longer with the enough advice how to get back to your hotel from there.

Course(Visiting Spots)

1. JR Ryogoku Station
2. Eko-in Temple
3. Finding Sumo stables
4. Edo NOREN
5. Kokugikan (just front) / Sumo Museum (if open)
6. The Sumida Hokusai Museum
7. The Edo-Tokyo Museum
8. Kyu-Yasuda Garden

Departure Time 8:30AM
Duration 4 hours
Number of People 2~6
Meeting Point Your Hotel
Tour End Ryogoku
What's Included ・Professional guide fee
・Hotel pick-up
・Transportation fees for the guide
・Admission fees for two museums (Ordinal Exhibition of Hokusai Museum & Edo-Tokyo Museum, Sumo Museum is free)
・Small group private tour
What's Excluded ・Transportation fees from your hotel to each attraction
・Your food and drink, if any
Reservation Deadline 7 days before the tour
Others Monday (Museums are closed)
  • Anji
  • Language:English
  • Interpreter Guide Number:EN03105
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Tour Fee

  • US$65 per person

Cancellation Policy

8 or more days before tour date
No Cancellation Fee
2-7 days before tour date
20% Cancellation Fee
1 day before tour date
50% Cancellation Fee
On the tour date or If you do not send a cancellation contact
100% Cancellation Fee

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