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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
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
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
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
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).
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.
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
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.