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Judo Mecca

I started Judo when I was 16 in high school, I have wanted to go here for at least a visit. We went... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wynn R
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Gilroy, California
Kōdōkan

We have visited this place on the 29.12 so we were not able to enter the famous training hall... read more

Reviewed January 3, 2019
DestinationHappiness
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Tokyo, Japan
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1-16-30 Kasuga, Bunkyo 112-0003, Tokyo Prefecture
Yotsuya / Iidabashi
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I started Judo when I was 16 in high school, I have wanted to go here for at least a visit. We went on a Saturday, there was no practice but we were allowed to see the main training hall. bought gifts at the gift...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank Wynn R
Reviewed January 3, 2019 via mobile

We have visited this place on the 29.12 so we were not able to enter the famous training hall. However, the building itself was opened so we could enjoy the energy of this sacred judo spot! Ps: very easy and fast to reach by Tokyo...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank DestinationHappiness
Reviewed May 17, 2018

The Kodokan remains the foremost judo school in the world. Judo itself was founded in 1882 and has grown to be one of the most internationally practiced of the Olympic sports. The best time to visit the Kodokan as a tourist is during the evening...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank jimrwebb
Reviewed February 4, 2017 via mobile

Outstanding opportunity to visit the heartland of judo. Enjoyed watching Saturday evening randori! Museum was closed.

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank Kim W
Reviewed August 29, 2016

As my son practices judo in the UK so this was a unique experience not to be missed. I made enqueries before our trip to Tokyo and the International Dept were very helpful with their responses. Blink and you might miss the modest building (or...More

Date of experience: July 2016
5  Thank fluffymonkey
Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

This is the holy ground which every self-respecting judoka had to visit at last once in its life. For me it was the first visit to the Kodokan, but it certainly will not be the last!

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed July 25, 2016

The museum is very interesting to understand the history of Kodokan. Some interesting manufactures and documents. If you are staying nearby, worth a visit.

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank SteffromIreland
Reviewed March 5, 2016

Any judo lover has to at least go see the dojos located on the top floors, it's definitely a special place with a spirit to it. There is also a museum and little stand that sells souvenirs for tourists (although quite expensive).

Date of experience: February 2016
3  Thank Gili C
Reviewed December 6, 2015

We went here with our son so he could train with the members. The staff were very helpful in organizing this and the Trainers on the night were friendly to our son. He enjoyed the session very much despite not knowing much Japanese.

Date of experience: November 2015
5  Thank JohnFamily04
Reviewed December 3, 2015

If you are a Judo-Ka or Martial Arts Expert, you need to go there and to know more about martial arts who brought Ronda Rousey to become UFC Champion. Kodokan is about everything you need to know about Judo. One of Honbu Dojo who has...More

Date of experience: November 2015
2  Thank Ricky M
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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.
...More
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It is open from 10 - 5 on weekdays. Closed weekends and holidays. Anybody can visit during those hours.
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