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Ryogoku, Sumida

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Ryōgoku is a district in Sumida, Tokyo. It is surrounded by various districts in Sumida, Chūō, and Taitō wards: Yokoami, Midori, Chitose, Higashi Nihonbashi, and Yanagibashi.In 1659, the Ryōgoku Bridge was built, spanning the Sumida River just upstream of its confluence with the Kanda River. Its name, meaning "two provinces," came from its joining Edo (the forerunner of Tokyo in Musashi Province) and Shimōsa Province. The district derived its name from that of the bridge.The Forty-seven Ronin avenged the death of their lord, Asano Naganori, by breaking into the mansion of his enemy, Kira Yoshinaka, in 1703. Part of the mansion has been preserved in a public park in Ryōgoku.Ryōgoku Station opened in 1904, bringing rail transportation to the area.It is regarded as the heartland of professional sumo. Most training stables or heya are based there. The first Ryōgoku Kokugikan stadium for sumo was completed in 1909. The present one was built in 1985 in the Yokoami district north of Ryōgoku. Three of professional sumo's six annual official tournaments take place there.
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  • Ryogoku Kokugikan sumo is a symbol between the two countries. And Chanko shop around, is the city of Sumo. However, it is the city and lots of unique downtown shops, as Sumo. This is the atmosphere is completely different from the next eye kinshi-Cho.
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  • I think it said that between the two countries and the provinces awfully strong image of Sumo. But the Edo-Tokyo Museum is fun in the large scale exhibition. Former Yasuda garden also put in a free Japan emotions are the 推seru off the beaten tourist track. Can eating good food, and store such as buckwheat, Pork cutlet. It's the city's many charms.
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  • Could be stayed near the Ryogoku station since morning evening enjoy the atmosphere of the city. Dining deals still shop late at night, and many are crowded. The offices of goodwill out very inconvenient opening hours. Sumida-ku, is lacking.
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