The Sumo Wrestling Museum

Attraction 〒130-0015 Tōkyō-to, Sumida-ku, Yokoami, 1 Chome−3−28 相撲博物館, Japan Published on: 10-04-2016

1 hours 30 mins
10:00 AM - 04:30 PM
01:00 PM
02:30 PM
First-time visit
Attraction
Cultural
Family
Historic
Landmark
Must see
Kids
Free
0.00 USD

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  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
The Tokyo Sumo Museum has been in its current location for a quarter of a century, though the exhibitions it houses dates back several hundred years.

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Why The Sumo Wrestling Museum is special ?

The Tokyo Sumo Wrestling Museum has been in its current location for a quarter of a century, though the exhibitions it houses dates back several hundred years. Expect to see costumes, amulets, trophies, score cards and plenty of other things bound to delight fans of the world's most famous sport for obese people. Possibly of more interest are the sumo stables littered throughout the local neighbourhood, which hold daily training sessions from daybreak to around 11am, which passersby are able to observe - a genuine chance to get up close and personal with one of the aforementioned obese people.


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What to explore at The Sumo Wrestling Museum?

You can admire a collection of woodblock paintings that date back to the mid-1700's, in the late Tokugawa Period. This style of painting often depicted sumo wrestlers, beautiful women and warriors as themes, and notable artists from this genre include Utagawa Kunisada and Utagawa Kuniyoshi. The collection of paintings was intricate and beautiful, showing legendary sumo wrestlers of a bygone era in action and traditional dress.

You can watch a video detailing the recent promotion of wrestler Harumafuji to yokozuna, which happened in September, 2012, as well as a portrait wall honoring all 70 wrestlers in history who have attained the yokozuna rank.

The area around Ryogoku Station itself has many sumo-related tributes and shops, and sumo wrestlers can be frequently seen walking around the area who may even be willing to pose for a photo if you ask nicely.

On non-tournament days, a shop selling various sumo goods and a small sumo museum are open to visitors.

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How to get to The Sumo Wrestling Museum?

From Haneda Airport:Haneda Airport (Tokyo Monorail) -> Hamamatsucho Station (JR Lines) -> Akihabara Station (JR Lines) -> Ryogoku Station

Haneda Airport (Keikyu Line) -> Shinagawa Station (JR Lines) -> Akihabara Station -> (JR Lines) -> Ryogoku Station

Haneda Airport (Keikyu/Toei Subway Line) -> Asakusabashi Station (JR Lines) -> Ryogoku Station

By train:1 minute by foot from the West Exit of Ryogoku Station on the JR Sobu Line, or 5 minutes by foot from the A4 Exit of Ryogoku Station on the Tokyo Metro Oedo Line

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Selling points

  • Interesting museum
  • Good experience
  • Best way to learn Japan's History
  • Great place with
  • Informative Museum
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Duration
9.0 days
Estimated
1,379.63 USD
Total travel distance
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Number of places
28 places

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〒130-0015 Tōkyō-to, Sumida-ku, Yokoami, 1 Chome−3−28 相撲博物館, Japan

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Tips for you

  • Restroom is clean and comfortable.
    Toilet
  • You should ask permission if you want to take photos.
    Photography
  • You can get a free tour guide to get more about this historic museum.
    Experience
  • Last admission is about 30 mins before closing time.
    Timming
  • This museum also close on holidays (with some opening), and New Year.
    Timming
  • You should keep eyes on your children to avoid getting lost.
    Safety
  • Parking lot is available.
    Parking
  • Free admission ticket, but restricted to tournament ticket holders during sumo bouts
    Ticket and Pricing
  • Sumo wresting in Tokyo normally takes place in January, May, and September, you should visit the official website to get more information.
    Events

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