Arts & culture
Experience Sumo Wrestling
You’ll get the sumo vibe as soon as you get off the train in Ryogoku, with pictures, murals, and even statues along the West Entrance of the station.
Sumo tournaments at the Ryogoku Kokugikan 両国国技館 take place in January, May, and September, so if your travel plans line up then definitely get a ticket.
If you’re visiting outside of tournament times, though, you can still book a tour to visit a sumo stable. A guide will usher you into a morning practice session, and you’ll see sumo up close and personal. Plus, after the training you can take pictures with the wrestlers for a unique souvenir distinctly from Ryogoku.
(Source: Japan Travel by NAVITIME)