Ryogoku Travel Guide

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Ryogoku Things to Do

  • Visiting Kiyosumi Garden and Fukagawa

    Fukagawa is one of the must-visit places for those who love old-town Tokyo. It is often toured together with Tokyo Skytree, Edo-Tokyo Museum and Asakusa. Kiyosumi Garden is by far the most popular attraction in Fukagawa area. Other popular sites include Fukagawa Edo Museum, Kiba Park, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Fukagawa Fudoson, and Tomioka...

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  • Ryogoku Kokugikan (Tokyo Sumo Stadium)

    Alternate Names: Kokugikan Sumo Stadium, Ryogoku Sumo Stadium, Ryogoku Kokugikan ArenaRyogoku Kokugikan also known as Tokyo Sumo Stadium is the most recent venue for Grand Sumo Tournament held in Tokyo three times a year, in January, May and September. It was moved from Kuramae in 1985 at the site of former freight terminal of Ryogoku Station close...

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  • Yokoami-cho Park: Overview

    The public park right next to Former Yasuda Garden has some monuments and halls for showing the records of Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923 and Tokyo Air Raids in 1945 which claimed hundreds of thousands of people. The place this park is located is the former military factory ready to be made into the public park. When Great Kanto Earthqake measuring...

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  • Former Yasuda Garden

    Alternate Names: Kyu-Yasuda Garden, Kyu-Yasuda TeienOnce a feudal lord's garden during Edo period(1603-1868), the garden was acquired by Yasuda conglomerate in 1889 and became a public park in 1927. The garden used to be one of the incoming-tide gardens where you can see the changing landscape according to the level of the tide. Today the garden no...

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  • Edo-Tokyo Museum: Overview

    Edo-Tokyo Museum adjacent to Sumo Stadium is one of the most popular museums in Tokyo. The museum focuses on life in Tokyo (formerly called Edo) shown in scale models, life-size models, written records, and some ukiyoe paintings. This museum is noted for special exhibits of ukiyoe paintings based on particular themes. Its permanent exhibit...

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  • Ryogoku Station

    Ryogoku Station is the gateway to Sumo Town Ryogoku about two kilometers east of Akihabara town. Its building was built in 1929 with reinforced concrete. During 1920s, earthquake-proof buildings had been built to recover from the damages of Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923 which claimed more than 100,000 people's lives. The station is filled with...

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Ryogoku Restaurants

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    by taigaa001 Updated Aug 22, 2013

    Finn's Cafe is a nice place to have a lunch when you visit Edo-Tokyo Museum. The restaurant is available for those who do not visit the museum. The cafe has a Lady-exclusive lunch menu for 1,300 yen. I am not so sure a man like me can order such menu. I ordered a set menu for Pizza Carbonara for 1,350 with a drink, small bowl of salad and a cake for dessert.

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Ryogoku Transportation

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    by taigaa001 Updated Aug 11, 2013

    There are a number of ways to get to Ryogoku from Tokyo Station but most comprehensive way to get there is through Akihabara. First take Yananote Line bound for Ueno and Ikebukuro. Then change trains at Akihabara and take Sobu Line bound for Funabashi and Chiba. Ryogoku station is the second stop from Akihabara. To get to either Edo-Tokyo Museum or Ryogoku Kokugikan, get off at West Exit. At west exit you can find a number of things such as Sumo Wrestler's handprints, or Memorial Portraits of Grand Sumo Tournament Winners and some ukiyoe pictures on Sumo or Ryogoku. You will find more about things related to Sumo at this station. See them in your own eyes, then.

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Ryogoku Local Customs

  • Japanese Stroll Gardens

    Other names: Landscape Garden, Feudal lord's gardenWhen you talk about landscape gardens in Japan, you may come up with those in Kyoto. In Tokyo, however, there are some notable Japanese gardens. Former Yasuda Garden originally built in early 18th century is one of the fine examples. Most of the landscape gardens in Tokyo are also referred to as...

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  • Teinaisha (Shinto Shrines at Residence)

    Shintoism is Japanese folk religion and takes in wide variety of forms. Shinto Shrines can be categorized into two groups. Those open to public or worshippers and those at private residence. A shrine located in Former Yasuda Garden is one of the shrines at the private residence. These private shrines are called either Teinaisha or Yashikigami. As...

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Ryogoku Off The Beaten Path

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    by taigaa001 Updated Aug 22, 2013

    Sarue Onshi Park is one of the huge public parks in eastern part of Tokyo about ten to fifteen minutes train ride from Ryogoku. Around Edo-Tokyo Museum huge parks where the children can play are not so many. Sumida Park, Kinshi-cho Park and this park are often picked for family travellers with small children after visiting Edo-Tokyo Museum.

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Ryogoku Favorites

  • Statue of Iyeyasu

    If you visit Edo-Tokyo Museum from east entrance you will see a large statue of Iyeyasu Tokugawa(Lord Toranaga in TV Series Shogun). It was erected in 1994 to celebrate the opening of the museum. Iyeyasu rides on the back of huge turtle. Turtle is often used as the metaphor for "Slow and steady Wins The Race" concept and that is one explanation for...

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  • Chusagi (Intermediate Egret)

    Former Yasuda Garden is also a good place to watch wild birds in Tokyo. When I visited the garden on August 10, 2013 I saw some egrets most of which are intermediate egrets. Intermediate egrets are a little larger than little egrets but their beaks are shorter than little egrets and have black feet while little egrets have yellowish feet. In Japan...

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