Ryogoku Sumo Town and Ukiyo-e, Edo-Tokyo, Japanese Sword Museums Tour




Ryogkoku area well known as Sumo town has many museums of various Japanese traditional themes such as Sumo, Edo era, Hokusai’s Ukiyo-e Wood block print, and Japanese Sword.
The walking tour starts at Sumo stadium with robust image of Sumo wrestlers. The guide will talk about historical background in Ryogoku area and lead to the sumo stables. Then visit Hokusai museum with 1800 collections of wood block prints by Hokusai and his apprentices.
Next tour site is Edo Tokyo museum where displays elaborate replicas showing culture and life style of Edo era in Tokyo.
After the rest at Yasuda Japanese garden and Ryogoku terrace café, we visit Japanese sword museum where wide variety of sword, sword mountings, armors and others are displayed and video introduces process of making sword.

What’s Included

English guide

What’s Not Included

Museum admission:
Edo Tokyo: 600 yen,
Sumida Hokusai Ukiyo-e: 700yen,
Japanese sword: 1000yen

Departure & Return

Departure Point

RYŌGOKU STATION, 1-chōme-3-20 Yokoami, Sumida City, Tokyo 130-0015,

Japan Traveler pickup is offered

The tour guide will meet you at your hotel or at Ryogoku station.

Departure Time

9:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

What To Expect


Stop At:  Ryogoku Kokugikan

The tour starts with walking along Sumo Stadium and Sumo museum while seeing the Sumo stable where sumo wrestlers practice.
The guide will talk about historic background of Sumo and Sumo wrestling.
Sumo museum displays every sumo related things such as sumo wrestler’s attire, Dohyo sumo wrestling’s ring.
The museum is closed on Saturday, Sunday and national holidays.
Duration: 1 hour
Admission Ticket Free

Stop At:  The Sumida Hokusai Museum

Next visit the four-story Sumida Hokusai Ukiyo-e museum designed by Pritzker Architecture Prize winner Sejima Kazuya.
The museum keeps 1800 collection of wood block prints by Hokusai and his apprentices.
You will learn about Hokusai’s energetic and enthusiastic life for Ukiyo-e.
Closed on every Monday.
Duration: 1 hour
Admission Ticket Not Included

Stop At:  Edo-Tokyo Museum

Edo Tokyo museum displays 400 years of history and life culture from Edo era to the present day using replicas.
The museum consists of Edo Zone and Tokyo Zone where you can learn about historical back ground and how the townspeople lived.
At hands-on exhibits you can experience Daimyo’s palanquin, fire fighter’s flag raising, etc.
Duration: 1 hour
Admission Ticket Not Included

Stop At:  Kyu Yasuda Garden

Kyu-Yasuda Tei-en literally means the garden formerly owned by Yasuda Zenjiro.
He is the great-grandfather of Ono Yoko, widow of John Lennon.
The garden is not large but a typical Daimyo garden having a central pond, a small island, a circular path, a small shrine and tea house.
You can relax in the garden or at Rhogoku terrace cafe facing the garden.
Duration: 1 hour
Admission Ticket Free

Stop At:  The Japanese Sword Museum
Sword Museum

Sword Museum

Lastly visits Japanese Sword Museum where preserves and displays wide variety of Japanese swords, sword mountings, armors and many other related objects and documents.
A Japanese sword is regarded as a cultural asset and art. With 1000 years of history the sword has played a significant role in Japanese history and culture.
Duration: 1 hour
Admission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity.
  • Only your group will participate
  • Operated by Xperience Japan

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.
This experience requires good weather.
If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
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