Chankonabe

Top 10 Things to Do in Tokyo’s Ryogoku District, Home of Sumo Wrestling, in 2018

Ryogoku (両国) is one of the districts in Sumida (墨田区), Tokyo (東京). Located northeast of the capital, Ryogoku is widely known as a sumo (相撲) town with sumo statues in different fighting positions, handprints and portraits of sumo wrestlers, and large murals adorning its calm and quiet neighborhood. Wandering around is like traveling back in…

Is It Really Possible to Watch Sumo for Free in Tokyo?

Japan is known for a wide variety of things – beautiful scenery from sakura blossoms to Mount Fuji, amazing food (anything from natto to sushi) and a fast and easy transportation system. However, no sport is as tied to Japan as sumo is. About Sumo photo-ac.com For the uninitiated, sumo has quite a long history…

Eat like a Sumo Wrestler at these 6 Chankonabe Restaurants

Have you ever wondered what sumo wrestlers eat? With such huge body proportions, they sure do need to eat a lot! One dish which is high in protein and considered a part of their weight-gain diet is the “chankonabe.” It is not picky with ingredients. You can put whatever there is available to cook as…