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Ryogoku Downtown Walk - the Edo-Tokyo Museum and Chanko Lunch

by Shinji
6h $ 153 Price up to 4 people

Highlights

  • Ekoin Buddhist Temple
  • The Edo-Tokyo Museum
  • The Sumo Museum at Ryogoku Kokugikan Stadium
  • Chanko lunch at a chanko restaurant

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Overview

Ryogoku used to be an entertaiment district in the Edo period (1603 to 1868). At present it is home to Sumo wrestlers' stables. There are two giant structures in Ryogoku. One is National Sumo Stadium and the other is the Edo-Tokyo Museum, from which you will able to get abundant knowledge of the old and modern Tokyo. And you should never miss "Chanko" lunch or a sumo wrestlers' meal in Ryogoku.

What to Expect

・You visit a Buddhist temple which dates back to the 17th century. It was built by the shogun to mourn the victims of the big fire in 1657. But the current temple building is modern and made of concrete. The first fund-raising sumo matches were held in the temple's grounds in the Edo period.
・The Edo-Tokyo Museum is about the history and culture of Tokyo from 1600s to today. Edo is the old name of Tokyo used until 1868. It is one of the most popular museums in Tokyo. Displays are superb. You sure can enjoy it and get full knowledge of Tokyo and will be a specialst of Tokyo.
・Ryogoku is the sacred palce of sumo which is a national sport and one of the most popular sport in Japan. There are many sumo wrestler's stables in Ryogoku and you will have a chance to bump into sumo wrestlers with a topknot on their head. There are many Japanese style restautants which serve sumo wrestlers' meal called "chanko." You never miss it.
・Ryogoku has a national sumo stadium where sumo tournaments are held three times a year. Each tounament lasts 15 days. You can see energetic matches every time. The stadium has a museum featuring sumo history.

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Highlights

  • Ekoin Buddhist Temple
  • The Edo-Tokyo Museum
  • The Sumo Museum at Ryogoku Kokugikan Stadium
  • Chanko lunch at a chanko restaurant

Important

・Admission fee for the Edo-Tokyo Museum is 650 Yen (300 Yen for seniors aged over 65).
・Chanko lunch meal usually costs around 1,500 Yen per person. Chanko is a dish of fish, meat and vegetables cooked in a special pan. It is very nutritious and tasty.
・Admission for Sumo Museum is free.

What‘s included
Guide fee, hotel pick-up within a 15 minute walk from the nearest train station on JR Yamanote Line or inside the circle of JR Yamanote Line in Tokyo
What‘s not included
Transportation fee during the tour starting from your hotel, lunch, admission fee
Meeting Point
At your hotel in Tokyo
Ending Point
At your hotel in Tokyo or the place you designate
Duration
6 hours
Starting time
08:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 4 people

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.

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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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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.

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