Sumo Museum

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The Sumo Museum was opened in September 1954 together with the completion of the Kuramae Kokugikan Sumo Arena. Based on the materials collected over many long years by Tadamasa Sakai, the museum’s first curator, the purpose of this facility is to prevent the loss of materials related to sumo as a national sport. It was moved in January 1985 along with the opening of the Ryogoku Kokugikan Sumo Arena. Six exhibitions are held each year, and the museum preserves and gathers materials related to sumo such as color prints, sumo wrestler rankings, ornamental aprons, etc. It also carries out research and studies of history by considering sumo as part of Japan’s unique culture.

Detailed information

Basic information

Address

1-3-28 Yokoami

Sumida-ku

Postal code:130-0015

Contact information

Name:Sumo Museum

Telephone number:03-3622-0366

Website:Sumo Museum( External link )

Access

From Haneda Airport:Haneda Airport (Tokyo Monorail) -> Hamamatsucho Station (JR Lines) -> Akihabara Station (JR Lines) -> Ryogoku Station
Haneda Airport (Keikyu Line) -> Shinagawa Station (JR Lines) -> Akihabara Station -> (JR Lines) -> Ryogoku Station
Haneda Airport (Keikyu/Toei Subway Line) -> Asakusabashi Station (JR Lines) -> Ryogoku Station

By train:1 minute by foot from the West Exit of Ryogoku Station on the JR Sobu Line, or 5 minutes by foot from the A4 Exit of Ryogoku Station on the Tokyo Metro Oedo Line

For

Children | Students | Groups | Couples | Families | Seniors |

Views/scenery

Views of the TOKYO SKY TREE |

Other services

Facility information

Toilet facilities available |

Foreign language explanations/displays

English |

Foreign language pamphlets

English |

Universal design

  • Medical services/first-aid
  • Wheelchair rental

Map information

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