Ryogoku Kokugikan Sumo Hall

The Facility Where Tokyo’s Sumo Wrestling Tournaments are Held

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Event hall

This is the holy ground of Sumo. It’s where Tokyo’s tournaments, called Basho, are held three times a year.
At the front entrance to Ryokoku Kokugikan, even visitors who aren’t familiar with Sumo can enjoy looking at displays of championship cups and pictures depicting bouts from the past.
Even on days when sumo matches aren’t being hosted, visitors can have fun looking around the museum and shops and trying the typical sumo dish of Chanko-nabe at eateries supervised by sumo stables.
Besides sumo, events such as concerts and pro-wrestling matches are held here.

Highlights

  • People typically watch sumo bouts while eating “Rikishi Bento”, a famous boxed lunch.
  • A recommended spot to take photos is by the life-sized panels of rikishi displayed during sum tournaments. .
  • Sumo-themed items may be purchased in the shops.
  • Precious materials are on display at the sumo history museum inside the building.

Photos

  • The Exterior of Ryokoku Kokugikan
  • The Dohyo (Sumo Arena) in Ryokoku Kokugikan
  • The View from the Seats at Ryokoku Kokugikan

Reviews

  • wang shanni

    相撲火鍋很特別哦~

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Details

Postal Code
130-0015
Address
1-3-28 Yokoami, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
Telephone
03-3623-5111
Admission
Free
*Note: Depending on the event being held, admission may be charged.
Closed
Saturdays, Sundays, National and New Year holidays, Irregular holidays
*Note: The hall is open during Tokyo’s Basho and other events.
*Note: The schedule is subject to change.
Hours
10:00am-4:30pm (Admission allowed until 4:00pm)
*Note: It depends on the event being held.
Access
(1) About 1 minute on foot from the West Exit of Ryokoku Station on the JR Sobu Line
(2) About 5 minutes on foot from Exit A4 of Ryokoku Station on the Toei Subway Oedo Line