Attached to the Ryōgoku Kokugikan Sumo Arena, the Sumo Museum is a small, quirky gallery dedicated to the history of Japan's national sport

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Sumo Museum, Tokyo

Attached to the Ryōgoku Kokugikan Sumo Arena, the Sumo Museum is a small, quirky gallery dedicated to the history of Japan's national sport.

Attached to the Ryōgoku Kokugikan Sumo Arena, the Sumo Museum is a small, quirky gallery dedicated to the history of Japan's national sport. Largely assembled by its first curator Sakai Tadamasa, the collection comprises Nishiki-e (woodblock prints), sumo dolls, banzuke (official listings of rank), and Kesho-mawashi (ceremonial aprons worn by rikishi).


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10:00

16:30

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10:00

16:30

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10:00

16:30

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10:00

16:30

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10:00

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Closed

About Sumo Museum

 Japan, 〒130-0015 Tōkyō-to, Sumida-ku, Yokoami, 1 Chome−1−3−28 国技館 1階

 +81 3-3622-0366

 www.sumo.or.jp

Sumo Museum and Nearby Sights on Map

Ryōgoku Kokugikan

The largest sumo arena in Japan with a capacity for 10,000 spectators, this is where grand tournaments or basho are held in January, May and September, starting on the second Sunday of the month

Edo-Tokyo Museum

One of the best museums in Tokyo, the Edo-Tokyo Museum is housed in a bizarre multi-storey building which is meant to evoke an old raised kurazukuri-style warehouse

Tabi Museum

Ryogoku Fireworks Museum

Kiyosumi Garden

Not the most famous of Tokyo's gardens, but the Kiyosumi is quite lovely and uncrowded

Sensoji

Sensoji, also known as Asakusa Kannon, is Tokyo's oldest Buddhist temple that dates back to the 7th century AD

Asakusa Jinja

The Asakusa Jinja, also known as Sanja-sama (Shrine of the 3 Gods), is a 17th century Shinto shrine that honors the 3 Japanese men - Hinokuma Hamanari, Hinokuma Takenari, and Haji no Nakatomo who established the Senso-ji temple after finding the bodhisattva Kannon statue in the Sumida river

Capsule Tower

A famous building of Kisho Kurokawa, that reflects the views Japanese had of the future in the70's

Fukagawa Edo Museum

Fresh from a recent renovation, this intimate museum features a wonderfully recreated Tempo-period (1830-1843) neighbourhood - complete with homes, shops, narrow alleyways, and even the local rubbish dump

Akihabara

The area houses thousands of shops selling every technological gadget you can imagine, from computers to gaming consoles and vacuums to DVDs, at reasonable prices