Edo Tokyo Museum

35 Things to Do in Ryogoku, the Traditional Town of Sumo, in 2019

Ryogoku is a district most commonly associated with the popular Japanese sport of sumo. Sumo tournaments have taken place in the Ryogoku Kokugikan (sumo stadium) and sumo stables in the area for over a century and attract visitors from far and wide who come to get a glimpse of the giant wrestlers. The neighbourhood is…

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…

Time Travel to Edo Period!

Author’s photo Closed since the beginning of March due to repair works, the Edo-Tokyo Museum will soon be opening it’s doors once more to inform and delight its many visitors. You can reach it via the JR Sobu line and the Toei Oedo Line – located not far from the Ryogoku Subway station. An adult…

Ancient Tokyo–Time travelling at Tokyo Edo Museum

Have you ever imagined how Tokyo must have been before all the skyscrapers came and before technology hit the country? What was Tokyo like, during the Edo period? The old name of Tokyo was Edo, until 1868, when the Edo period ended and the Meiji era started. The Edo period stands for a time, where…