Sumo Arena in Tokyo (The Ryogoku Kokugikan)

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The Ryogoku Kokugikan, also known as Ryougoku Sumo Hall is an indoor arena. It’s mainly used for sumo wrestling tournaments and hosts in new year, in summer, and in autumn. The venue is also used for other indoor events, such as boxing, pro wrestling, and music concerts.




In a tournament, young wrestlers start to fight from 8:30 pm, and middle class wrestlers continue from afternoon, and  upper class wrestlers play sumo at the last.

During a tournament, what will you eat if you get hungry?  The arena has a cafe and restaurant and I highly recommend you eat ” chanko”, the most famous and popular food among sumo wrestlers.


In addition, it has a museum in a first floor and you can enjoy to see many precious materials like Keshou Mawashi(ornamental sumo aprons), handprints, etc.

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1 Response

  1. Naka says:

    I have been to watch sumo match at Ryogoku. It was very exciting and since then I am a sumo fan. There are many tourists. The chanko soup was delisious.

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