Ryogoku district

Top 100 Things to Do in Asakusa, Tokyo’s Oldest Traditional District in 2019!

Asakusa (浅草) is a district in Taito-ku (台東区), Tokyo (東京) that is home to many historical and modern sights, making it one of the most popular go-to destinations for visitors to Japan. The area is home to various department stores, restaurants, affordable youth hostels, and the famous Senso-ji (浅草寺) Temple, which is the oldest Buddhist…

Pay a Visit to These 3 Historical Tokyo Buildings Which Are Still In Use Today!

Tokyo, as the capital city of Japan, is home to many old buildings with historical significance. Some of these have undergone several renovations but are still being used today. If you would like to be more familiar with Tokyo’s historical spots, here are three buildings which are still in use and are highly valued by…

Watch Impressive Sumo Wrestling Matches at the Ryogoku Sumo Hall in Tokyo!

Ryogoku is a neighborhood in Sumida, Tokyo which is known as the heartland of sumo. Many times you’ll be able to spot rikishi wrestlers around town going about their daily business, you can even see them at train stations sometimes! Every year, around three of the six Grand Sumo Tournaments that are held, are staged…

Walk Through the History of Japanese Fireworks at the Ryogoku Fireworks Museum!

There are so many spectacular fireworks festivals in Japan which is why some places are even dedicated to their history. One particular place called Ryogoku, in Tokyo, is said to be the origin of Japanese fireworks. It displays animated fireworks during summer and is also home to a facility exhibiting fireworks history since the beginning…

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 traditionaljapanesesumo.wordpress.com/ For the uninitiated, sumo has quite a long history…

SUMO Fighter! The King of the Ring!

SUMO WRESTLING blogs-images.forbes.com/ Sumo is a Japanese style of a competitive full contact wrestling sport. In general, it is organized on a circular ring, which is known as “Dohyo” in Japanese.And inside the ring, there are two wrestlers (“Rikishi” in Japanese) who attempt to force each other to lose balance. The one who would make…