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Ryogoku, Sumida

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Ryōgoku is a neighborhood in Sumida, Tokyo. It is surrounded by various neighborhoods 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 neighborhood 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 neighborhood north of Ryōgoku. Three of professional sumo's six annual official tournaments take place there.
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  • July 31, 2017
    As soon as you get off at Ryogoku sumo Stadium, but you have to go only when there is some otherwise meeting is not open to the public and open only the little store attached with gadgets. Behind the stadium there is the edo Museum if ever. In front of the sumo Stadium instead we embarked for a cruise that goes all the way to Odaiba which I highly recommend as the price is very very good.
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  • July 19, 2017
    This was the area where you can stroll in the various market segments, such as Sumo, Ronin, Katsushika Hokusai. It seems especially many attractions on the Sumo fan, is a special place.
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  • July 19, 2017
    We came here to visit the Edo Tokyo museum and the Sumo museum. There are very good food options available close to the metro and JR stations. The 2 museums are well worth visiting.  more »

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