Asakusa and Ryogoku Walking Tour with Sumo Wrestler

4 Ratings
  • Live Guide
  • Group Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 2.5 hr

Discover an important part of Japanese culture during this 2.5-hoursmall group walking tour through Tokyo’s Asakusa and Ryogoku districts with a sumo wrestler. Learn about how the sport works and see some of the most significant sumo sites in Tokyo with a friendly former wrestler as a guide. Visit a famous sumo wrestling stadium, shop for supplies at an outfitter store and grab delicious snacks along Nakamise Street. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to uncover an important part of Japanese life. This tour is limited to eight people for a small-group experience. May take a taxi from Ryogoku to Asakusa, and the fare is included.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Beauty of Japan

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Pass By: Ryogoku Kokugikan

Built in 1985, this huge stadium can accommodate over 10,000 visitors. While experiencing the excitement of a sumo tournament is the best way to get a feel for this popular sport, you can also check out the hall on days when no events are scheduled. See the dramatic hanging roof that covers the ring and take photos with sumo-related props.To learn more about the history and culture of this ancient sport, on weekdays you can visit the Sumo Museum on the premises.

Stop At: Kappabashi Street (Kappabashi Dogugai)

Kappabashi Dougu Street is located in Tokyo's Taito City, along the west side of Asakusa's main entertainment district, and just midway between Ueno and Asakusa. Merchants first began gathering in the Kappabashi area around 1912, selling old tools and a wide range of implements and hardware. Today, one can find almost every kind of restaurant equipment imaginable, including bakery equipment, Japanese, Western, and Chinese tableware, china, laquerware, restaurant equipment, packaging, containers, decorative goods, "fake" food samples, chefs' coats, signs, noren (shop curtains), bamboo wares, baking ingredients, food and beverage ingredients, confectionary wholesalers, Japanese furniture, Western furniture, kitchen equipment, refrigerators and refrigerated showcases, showcases, displays, shop design and construction services, and much more. At 800 meters (nearly a half-mile) in length, and with over 170 shops, this is Japan’s largest shopping street devoted to kitchen implements.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon)

Right after passing through Kaminarimon, you will see Nakamise-dori stretching toward Hozomon Gate. While strolling along 90 different stalls compete for your attention, selling everything from samurai swords to matcha green tea ice cream. During holidays the arcade is decorated with seasonal trappings: silk plum blossoms and kites at New Year's, bright foliage in fall and cherry blossoms in spring. Criss-crossed by visitors in kimono and decked out with lanterns, this is one of the most colorful places in Tokyo. Sweet treats and shopping Don't miss the chance to try some of the city's best street food all in one place. Ningyoyaki—little sponge cakes filled with red bean paste and shaped like famous Asakusa landmarks—and freshly toasted sembei crackers are two local favorites. Follow your nose to find juicy fried meat croquettes, sweet melon pan bread or cooling matcha ice cream among the stalls.

Duration: 1 hour
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