Ryogoku is famous for National Sumo Stadium and the Tokyo Edo museum, but there are more spots to visit. Ryogoku Shobuya takes you to a unique and relaxing journey by Rickshaw. Our Rickshaw driver is your private tour guide, introducing Ryogoku deeply.
For those who ride for the first time, the price will be reduced from regular price by 20%.
It is a service for tourist from overseas only. (Please show us your passport at boarding)
There is a rickshaw depot in “Edo Noren” located next to the JR Ryogoku Station (until June 30).
Tour is operated on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and everyday during Sumo Season, from 11:00 to 17:00.
Please use contact form for reservation and inquiries (reservation for 15min. course cannnot be accepted).
Price for 1 rickshaw (with 10%tax)
15 min. course
30 min. course
45 min. course
60 min. course
90 min. course
120 min. course
The tour starts from “Edo Noren” which is located next to the Ryogoku Station (JR Line).
The course can be customized according to your request We will pick you up at the place of your choice (additional charge: 1,000JPY). In some cases it is not possible to respond due to traffic conditions.
12 Japanese restaurants are assembled based on the concept “Enjoy the food culture of stylish Edo”. You can enjoy Edo’s food culture and tradition. There is a sumo wrestling field in the center, and events of sumo are held.
A temple having a monument called “Banninzuka (Mound of a Million Souls)” for victims of the Great Fire of Edo which occurred 160 years ago. More than 100,000 people died at the fire. There also is a grave of “Nezumi Kozo(Japanese thief and folk hero) “.
A bridge was built in 1686, two years after the Great Fire in Edo. “Ryogoku”, meaning “two countries”, came from its joining Musashi Province and Shimousa Province
Since it covers both countries of Musashi and Shimosa, it was officially revised as Binji Bridge later.
④Site of the Former Yohei Sushi
Hanaya Yohei is known as the inventor of today’s Tokyo-style sushi, using wasabi (Japanese horseradish). It closed in 1930.
⑤Site of Kira Residence
Kira Kozukenosuke is famous for Chushingura. The neighboring residents bought the land around the well where the Kira ‘s neck was washed, and donated it to Tokyo.
⑥Birthplacec of Katsu Kaishu
Katsu Kaishu, born about 200 years ago, is the captain of Knrin-maru, and is the first Japanese captain who made the crossing of the Pacific Ocean.
On the day before the attack on the Edo shogunate, he persuaded Saigo Takamori and succeeded in surrendering Edo Castle without a war.
⑦The Sumida Hokusai Museum
Works of ukiyo-e artist Katsushika Hokusai in the late Edo period are displayed. He influenced Van Gogh and the musician Dobissy later.
Nominosukune, who is regarded as the founder of sumo wrestling, is enshrined.
It was built about 130 years ago, and now it is currently managed by the Japan Sumo Association.
It opened 1993 to introduce the history and culture of Edo-Tokyo. Reopened on April 1, 2018 after the renovation.
After the Great Kanto Earthquake, when people in this area evacuated to the site of the military facilities, as many as 44,000 people were killed by the fire due to the earthquake. Following this disaster the park became the location of the main memorial to the earthquake.
⑪Old Yasuda Garden
Donated by Yasuda Zenjiro about 100 years ago
It is an excursion garden that can be admired by walking within the area, incorporating the water of the Sumidagawa river,
It is only one place now, where there is a pond incorporating seawater.
⑫Ryogoku Sumo Stadium
Sumo wrestling games will be held three times a year, every four months in January, May, September.
It is on the right side of the entrance of Kokugikan. Pictures of successive yokozuna are displayed.
Admission is free when there is no event at Kokugikan (Sumo Stadium). Open weekdays only.