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Ryogoku--City full of historical culture and Art (Sumo, Hokusai, Sword)

4 hours
up to 3 people
English ( Professional )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
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Ryogoku is a district associated with the Japanese sport, Sumo. Sumo tournaments have taken place in the stadium and sumo stables in the area for over a century and attract visitors who come to get glimpse of the giant wrestlers. Beside sumo related this, Ryogoku is also birthplace of many well known historical people such as Katsushika Hokusai (Ukiyoe) and Akutagawa Ryunosuke(Novelist),


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  • The Edo-Tokyo museum is the best place to know the history and culture of Edo era and modern Tokyo. This museum is the right place to look back on the history, culture and lifestyle of Edo-Tokyo.
  • The Sumo museum museum was separately created from the Ryogoku’s national sport hall where the grand sumo tournament is held in January, May and September. You can find public information about sumo such as videos or Mawashi (belt worn by wrestlers)
  • The Sumida Hokusai Museum is dedicated to famed artist Katsushika Hokusai. Hokusai's art is in the style of ukiyo-e, a Japanese genre of art.
  • The Japanese Sword Museum hosts various kind of swords on display for every visitor to appreciate one of Japanese arts.

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What to Expect

Through this trip you can have a good command of Japanese history, culture, art and lifestyle of Edo era through modern Tokyo.
Ryogoku is a district of Tokyo where the sumo stadium, many sumo stables, chanko restaurants and other sumo related attractions can be found.
Besides sumo related spots and attractions, Ryogoku is full of variety of historical and cultural related museums, shrines, garden and shops.
Other places of interest in the Ryogoku district are located within walking distance of Ryogoku station and the sumo stadium, including the excellent Edo-Tokyo Museum
on Tokyo's history and culture, the Sumida Hokusai Museum on of japan's best ukiyo-e museum and the Sword Museum on magnificently crafted swords.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At the West exit of Ryogoku station of JR line (Not Ryogoku station of Subway Oedo Line)
Ending Point At the West exit of Ryogoku station of JR line

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee, hotel pick-up in Sumida ward

What‘s not included

Tranportation fee (you and guide) lunch and admission fee
Admission fee for The Japanese Sword Museum ¥1,000 (Admission fee varies by exhibition.
Adimission fee for The Edo-Tokyo museum    ¥600
Pick-up fee in other than Sumida ward ¥500


Not available on 1st,2nd and 3rd Wednesdays after 5:00PM

Shoes suitable for walking is recommended.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

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Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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