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Kodokan

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Address: 1-16-30 Kasuga, Bunkyo 112-0003, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-3811-7156
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If you are into judo, you have to go here

I was a competitor in the 2003 World Masters Judo championships at the Kodokan. Other reviewers give a very accurate view of the building, but they left out one feature. If you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I was a competitor in the 2003 World Masters Judo championships at the Kodokan. Other reviewers give a very accurate view of the building, but they left out one feature. If you are on the competition mats on the top floor , you will feel the mats bouncing under your feet, as they are spring loaded. They are without a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

If you practice Judo or Jujutsu, or if you are just into history, there is no way to go to Bunkyo and not visit the Kodokan. The Museum on the second floor is a must. If you have a chance, try to see the dojo on the 7th floor.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

This place was hard to find considering it looks so normal. One would think the most important building for all of judo would be a little more auspicious, but it's not. So once you get there you're greeted with a small gift shop that sells all manner of judo related things. You'll find yourself buying something there. Not so much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

This is the holy grail of the sport of Judo - the place where Jigoro Kano established his permanent school house in 1958. Unassuming entrance that looks like another office building. Free admission for visitors with a large gallery for watching practice sessions or matches. No/few signs in English but there is always someone who speaks a little English. Visitors... More 

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Address: Address: 1-16-30 Kasuga, Bunkyo 112-0003, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-3811-7156
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Bunkyo>  > Yotsuya / Iidabashi

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Yotsuya / Iidabashi
Yotsuya and Iidabashi are areas that developed around the outer moat of the Imperial palace. Nearby in Kagurazaka, there is an old red-light district with a photogenic feel evocative of the ambiance of old Tokyo. Narrow paths with stone paving remain to this day, and there are long-standing restaurants with geishas and quaint old cafes in townhouse buildings.
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