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4 Cute Styles of Japanese Mascot Pens at Daiso

Can you resist cheap cute Japanese goods? Neither can we! Daiso, Japan’s most famous dollar store, is full of trinkets and treats for casual lifestyle use. One item you will see many Japanese people pick up are Mascot Pens. These are normal ballpoint pens except they have a giant themed figure on the end! Not…

7 Must-Try Activities in Tokyo for the Ultimate Japanese Experience!

Ah, Tokyo – the capital of Japan. Whether it’s about exotic foods or groundbreaking discoveries, the city has continued to make news around the world, especially now that Tokyo is set to host the most awaited 2020 Olympics. If it’s your first time coming to Japan and you want to experience its culture, here are…

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…

Live Like a Sumo Wrestler for an Evening at this Gorgeous Restaurant in Tokyo

Have you ever wondered what sumo wrestlers eat? Are you curious about what training grounds for sumo wrestlers look like? Then head over to Kappo Yoshiba and savor eating sumo wrestler’s staple food while appreciating the art of Japanese architecture and traditional sumo performances. Kappo Yoshiba (割烹 吉葉) kapou-yoshiba.jp/ Kappo Yoshiba has a long history…

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…

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…

Discover the Beauty of San’in, the Hidden Treasure of Japan!

Traveling to Japan is fun, but it can be easy to stay within the different cities connected by bullet trains as it is conveniently reasonable and less-time consuming. However, the best-kept secrets are usually situated far from the main cities, which means you need to get off trains and do some good old-fashioned exploring! One…

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…

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…