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|
The Sumo Wrestling Museum is good for
- Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
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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.
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.
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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〒130-0015 Tōkyō-to, Sumida-ku, Yokoami, 1 Chome−3−28 相撲博物館, Japan