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Ryōgoku Kokugikan, Sumida

(4.4/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
Experience the blend of Japan's culture and athleticism at Ryōgoku Kokugikan, a venue for the national sport of sumo wrestling. The complex seats 13,000 people and hosts annual "honbasho," or sumo tournaments, including the Hatsu (New Year) in January, the Natsu (summer) in May, and the Aki (fall) in September. Besides sumo, the venue also hosts indoor events such as boxing, pro wrestling, and music concerts. Stop by to visit the onsite museum to learn about sumo's history and view color prints, wrestlers' aprons, and other temporary exhibitions. Pick up some sumo-themed souvenirs at the gift shop. Use our Tokyo trip generator to add Ryōgoku Kokugikan and other attractions to your Tokyo vacation plans.
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  • Certainly, will be held at the Kokugikan sumo 1 / location and may where the location is. Being authentic, irresistible presence. Fans waiting to be filled and fans wait out faster rips. Rural places can't, such as the passage of and. Throughout the site, even if little brackets please check so you sometimes get in free, Sumo.
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  • It is conveniently located just north of West exit of Ryogoku station. Sumo in the trails to wind up, very lively. Wrestlers come out during the Edo period Ukiyo-e prints on the wall painting depicting large, this place is delicious. The Sumo Museum.
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  • This is the facility you can enjoy both the thrill of watching sports and Japan's traditional culture, the right to represent Japan. I spoke with the inviting relatives this time involves the older people from the countryside. In conventional line may be exhausted ago the spectator, so go by taxi from Ueno Station. Road congestion is common in fee ¥ 1500 place was so fun is recommended and I think you can arrive to ensure. Walking through the gate at the entrance ticket through a sumo restaurant, this time it was so crowded the main entrance but not smoothly entering from a private entrance on the left side! Calls to the store, entered the passage and along the teashop was asked to take care and staff dressed in a kimono just multiply paper bag in hand, will lead the guests to seat. Seating is A struggling sales started a month ago, secured the second floor front seat. With small table is put little lunch and drink on armrests, in addition to Sumo looks better. B seat is way in the back row, the table does not have. C seat is in the back of the second floor seat and armrests are omitted. Is four 1 "group" of thought can be watched on the ground floor in my plan, but per capita of one seat bed small space and causing a physique poor elderly, they stopped. How to actually observe and not be tied efforts unless you are looking for, and have been a walk in many and apparent did. In addition, foreign visitors sit for a long time, spicy is. Then when I got to the seat immediately, tea shop staff in it from inside of paper bag received! Guide to specialty baking in the Ryogoku Kokugikan Hall basement a makunouchi Bento yakitori set, tea and beer, today's action table and place played Sumo wrestlers and events presented color photographs like the default. This set of top is, like system added the souvenir candy, Tea Cup, plate, etc.. Whenever a group of customers who have great trouble sitting bags and empty food and/or drink containers that you tea shop staff who was around to collect. Now about watching started to order from 8:30 in the morning and you favor wrestlers are in the lower range designed for long periods of time day. It is also part of the fun of the Kokugikan also hailed from close range along the passage since 14:00 top wrestlers come from the South Gate entrance one after the other, so fans could cheer. It is also too engrossed and miss the activities you are looking for things to check the time well be careful you need to be fun. So much fun with the relatives was good memories. It is recommended that means visiting at least once in a lifetime!
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  • Foi uma experiência única e sensacional! Nunca havia visto e me agradou muito. A luta é bem rápida mas toda a preparação dos lutadores e a encenação do juiz antecedendo a luta vale cada centavo. O ginásio é muito bonito por dentro, não imaginava que seria assim. No fim do tarde já está lotado de pessoas animadas e torcendo não importando o vencedor. Assisti ao espetáculo das lutas de sumo dia 23/09/2016. Comprei o ingresso do dia que é vendido pela manhã no dia (chegue bem cedo para garantir). Segui a recomendação de outras pessoas de ir umas 3 pm e ver apenas as lutas principais.
  • We just turned up out of the blue to find a small but very interesting sumo museum, and a kids sumo tournament happening in the main arena. We could just go in and watch - really fantastic. Some souvenir stalls downstairs. Definitely worth dropping in if nearby or on way to edo tokyo museum which is next door.
  • Very nice and big place. I went there for a fair event and I was pretty impressed. I definitely need to go back there for a sumo tournament.
  • The traditional sumo arena with all of the associated regalia and customs. You can't miss this, so consider a tour company if you aren't comfortable trying to get tickets and doing it on your own. I went during the 2015 tournament and had the time of my life. You can rent an FM radio for live translation and earbuds if you don't have one.
  • Went here on the last day of January in 2016. A junior sumo tournament with participants from Japan, Korea and the United States of America was in progress. We managed to find a seat and enjoyed a few matches. The place is well decorated and bustling. There are 'cubicles' where people can sit on the floor, and regular seats in the balcony. Plenty of people had brought food and drink and had a great time watching the matches. Will visit again.