The spy who came from the cold country
Sumo Museum: 3 minutes from the west exit of JR Ryogoku
Edo-Tokyo Museum: 7 minutes from the west exit of JR Ryogoku
Fukagawa Edo Museum: 3 minutes from the "A3" exit
of Kiyosumi-Shirakawa station on the O-Edo
You don't have to worry about rainy days
while visiting Tokyo, because there are good
museums worth spending a day to look around.
Some museums near Ryogoku may help you understand
Japanese traditions much deeply.
And you will find these air-conditioned museums
a nice place on not only rainy days but also
scorching hot or freezing cold days.
||[Translation by an automatic translator]
The day of the intense heat that sweat runs
down like a waterfall from the skin of Papua
New Guinean. The season of the cold winter
wind that Eskimo's snivel freezes. Japanese
sightseeing can be done comfortably.
Admission is free, and brochures
You will find the Kokugikan (the
sport) Arena when you turn right at
exit of Ryogoku station.
Sumo Museum is located on the first
of Kokugikan Arena. This small museum
Sumo Ukiyoe (Japanese woodblock print
common life in the Edo period), the
equipments such as tobacco pipes which
(Sumo wrestler) used hundreds years
and much much more that Sumo fans shouldn't
||Ryogoku station's west exit.
||Kokugikan Arena's south gate (Sumo Museum
||Inside Sumo Museum
||Inside Sumo Museum
Edo -Tokyo museum
You will see a big strange-shaped
after walking for 50m from Ryogoku
along Kokugikan toward east. That is
Museum, and it's only 3 minutes from
west exit of JR Ryogoku station according
to a sign on the platform. But it took
7 minutes to reach the museum from
board. So, "3 minutes" might
a time for giant Gulliver to walk.
○Admission: 600 yen, 480 yen for high
(or lower) students, and free if you
64 years old or over(certification
○Open: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Saturday,
Tuesday, and Wednesday.10:00am - 8:00
○Closed: Mondays (except on National
if the day before was a National Holiday.
December 28 - January 3 (inclusive)
The museum has many interesting displays
such as a real-sized Kabuki stage and
which reproduces some typical streets
housings of Edo city.
You can get some naked information about
the licensed prostitution area called "YOSHIWARA"
(abolished in 1946) such as "Prostitute's
ranking list" etc.
You can experience farmwork of fertilizing
in the Edo period by shouldering the pole
with two tubs filled with human waste hanging
on both ends. Of course it's not the real
thing but dead weights of similar gravity.