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Hong Kong
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164 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed April 6, 2013

This was a fantastic area of Tokyo to see. From the museum, parks and sumo centre, there were many sights to see in this area of Tokyo. A walk along the river was very interesting too.

Visited March 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Lucky to see the Grand Sumo Tournament in Tokyo”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

We booked tickets for the Grand Sumo Tournament online, only about a month before our trip to Tokyo and were really lucky to get seats. We saw many people turn up on the day trying to get in, but it's virtually impossible if you don't pre-book tickets! Be warned! The Sumo Tournament runs from about 10am to 6pm, but it's not necessary to be there all day. Many people do not arrive until the more advanced rounds commence in the mid-afternoon (approx 2.00pm). Take the time to walk a lap around the halls on the ground floor when you arrive - you will see a number of places to buy food (excellent Bento boxes for approx 1000 yen each, large size) and drinks, as well as souvenirs. It's MUCH cheaper to buy food and drinks (especially beer) on the first floor than from the outlets on the second floor. Keep your eyes peeled for the free English language guide book on the first floor too - this gives you a run down of the history of sumo, the rules and exactly what's going on and makes watching the rounds immeasurably more interesting and engaging! Overall it was a really interesting day, we learned a bit of Japanese history and got into the swing of things in the crowd - lots of little grannies waving flags and cheering for their favourite wrestlers was a highlight!

Visited January 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Ryogoku and Sumo”
Reviewed January 25, 2013

Ryogoku is where the Sumo stadium is situated, also the Tokyo-Edo museum. When you arrive on the train you will almost always see Sumo wrestlers wandering about if there is a competition going on.

Visited January 2013
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