Stroll around the sumo district and feel the spirit of Edo!

Overview

In this tour you will be offered the opportunity to go back in time to the Edo period and taste the classical atmosphere of old Tokyo. Stroll around the sumo district of Ryogoku and enjoy many of its attractions, including a typical sumo lunch!

Highlights

  • A local guide will introduce to you traditional Ryogoku district.
  • Visit historical Edo Tokyo Museum
  • Stroll around Ekoin Temple and spiritual places related to the tradition of sumo
  • Eat chanko-nabe, a typical lunch for sumo wrestlers

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Description

This is the ideal tour to take after your morning visit to a sumo stable to watch the wrestlers' daily exercise. Also, this is the ideal tour to take if no morning exercises or sumo tournaments are held during your visit in Tokyo. After a walk around the old district of Ryogoku, you would feel like you've traveled back in time to the classical Edo period. The tour is led by a local guide who will take you to some spiritual spots related to the sumo tradition and culture like Ekoin temple. You will also have the chance to visit the historical Edo-Tokyo Museum - it will impress you already with its futuristic exterior! If you want to buy some sumo-related souvenirs, good shops are available. Finally, you'll have a nice opportunity to eat chanko-nabe hot pot for lunch - the typical favorite meal of sumo wrestlers! Pick up from a hotel in central Tokyo is available in this tour by purchasing the hotel pickup option.

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