Ryogoku Kokugikan Sumo Hall
The Facility Where Tokyo’s Sumo Wrestling Tournaments are Held
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.
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.
- Postal Code
- 1-3-28 Yokoami, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
*Note: Depending on the event being held, admission may be charged.
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.
10:00am-4:30pm (Admission allowed until 4:00pm)
*Note: It depends on the event being held.
(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