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Ryogoku, a town of Sumo with the Atmosphere of Edo


Departure time Departs at 1 p.m.
Duration of the tour About 4 hours
Cost 3,440 yen
(Breakdown: 960 yen per participant + 2,480 yen for the accompanying two guides)

Photographs and handprints of sumo wrestlers greet you when you arrive at Ryogoku Station, and a full-size dohyo is displayed in the adjacent former station building, giving you a sense that this is a "sumo town". In addition, you take a stroll through gardens, where you can feel the Japanese atmosphere, and visit a museum where you can experience the life of people in the Edo period. This course allows you to enjoy Edo culture while sightseeing in modern Tokyo.

*During the Sumo Tournament in January, May and September or when the Sumo Museum is closed, the tour includes The Sumidagawa Terrace Gallery and other tourist spots instead. (You can check the latest information on irregular closed days on the official website.)


Tokyo Tourist Information Center at Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal → Shinjuku Station → Ryogoku Station → Ryogoku-Edo NOREN → Sumo Museum *The Sumidagawa Terrace Gallery, etc. in January, May and September or when the Sumo Museum is closed → Ryogoku Station → Kiyosumi-shirakawa Station → Kiyosumi Gardens → Koto City Fukagawa Edo Museum → Kiyosumi-shirakawa Station (end)

Regarding Guide Services

  • This guide service is provided by volunteers, and transportation is mainly by public transport or walking.
  • The participants for the guide service are up to 5 people.
  • It will be accompanied by 2 tour guides.
  • Participants are required to pay the costs for 2 tour guides.
  • The fees shown here are for 1 participant. The price changes depending on the number of participants. We will notify you of the actual fee by email.
  • The fee for guide services should be paid with Japanese Yen.
  • Among the participants, there must be at least 1 person over 20 years old.
  • Some facilities may be closed depending on the day of the week.
  • The time and date of departure changes depending on the route, so please check the details for each route.
  • Please note that the tour guides will not be present or make reservations at eating and drinking establishments.

*The fee is the amount required for transport and attraction admission fees. (Including the fees for 2 guides). It also includes the amount required for the guides to return to Shinjuku after the guidance finishes. The guidance itself is free of charge.

Regarding Bookings

  1. To apply for a tour, click the “Apply here” button.
  2. We require you to inform us of your first and second preference for route and time/date. Please understand that we may be unable to offer guidance on your preferred date depending on volunteer schedules.
  3. Bookings are required from 1 month to 3 days prior to your preferred guidance date.
  4. After submitting your booking, we will send a response within a week. For bookings made from 1 week to 3 days before, we will respond the day before your preferred date at the latest. Be sure to include your contact details in Japan.
  5. To cancel a booking, please contact us at least 1 day prior.

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