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Tokyo Trip: 10 Most Popular Spots in Ryogoku / TOKYO SKYTREE (September 2019 Ranking)

Tokyo Trip: 10 Most Popular Spots in Ryogoku / TOKYO SKYTREE (September 2019 Ranking)

Date published: 23 October 2019

These are the top recommendations for Ryogoku / TOKYO SKYTREE(R), with travel tips and more, according to LIVE JAPAN, a top-class travel website for visitors to Japan. Our ranking is based on the most popular pages viewed by foreign visitors in a given category.

For instance, Tokyo Skytree®, Arcakit Kinshicho, Drug Seims Sumida Ryogoku Store and other related spots will be listed. Be sure to check them out during your visit to Ryogoku / TOKYO SKYTREE(R)!

1.Tokyo Skytree®

1.Tokyo Skytree®

Tokyo Skytree opened in 2012. In addition to playing a role of a freestanding radio tower, it garners popularity as a popular sightseeing spot. This 634-meter tower was constructed with a tree growing up into the sky as the concept. At 350 meters above the ground is a triple-layered Tembo observation deck, and restaurants where you can spend time looking out at the view, an official shop, and a photo service station are placed. When you change elevators to go further up to the Tembo Galleria at 450 meters above the ground, you can enjoy a 360-degree panoramic view that affords as far as 70 kilometers away. You need to purchase a separate ticket to go there, but it is worth the purchase to see the townscape from high up in the sky. The light up of the Skytree tower at night is also attractive. Two patterns, Iki chic blue showing the spirit of the tower and Miyabi elegant purple expressing the sense of beauty alternately illuminate the night sky over Tokyo. You will be fascinated by this lighting effect showing Edo aesthetics with the friendly atmosphere of the traditionally commercial and working-class neighborhoods. You can take the Tobu Skytree Line to the Tokyo Skytree Station or take the Hanzomon Line to the Oshiage Station for an easy access to the tower.

2.Arcakit Kinshicho

2.Arcakit Kinshicho

Conveniently located in front of JR Kinshicho Station, Arcakit Kinshicho is a one-stop shopping destination for shopping and personal errands with major retailers for fashion and general merchandise, as well as with a grocery store, which is convenient for daily use.

Selected stores offer Wi-Fi.

3.Drug Seims Sumida Ryogoku Store

3.Drug Seims Sumida Ryogoku Store

Chinese-speaking staff are available to assist customers with their shopping. We accept credit cards, as well as WeChat payment. Open 24-hours for all your medical and cosmetic item needs.
No fee is charged for tax-free sales.
Seims has a wide selection of items from medicine and cosmetics to daily sundries, food, beverages, and alcohol, and aims to become a drugstore that will be the choice of many local customers for years, as well as the most trusted drug store in the area. Our cosmetics corner is sure to provide services that satisfy customers by handling items of various makers and brands (Shiseido, Kanebo, Kao Sofina and Kosé).
Please feel free to stop by.

4-min on foot from JR Ryogoku Station West Exit. Next to Seven-Eleven convenience store close to Ryogoku 2-chome intersection.

  • Drug Seims Sumida Ryogoku Store
    Drug Seims Sumida Ryogoku Store
    ドラッグセイムス墨田両国店
    • Address 2-10-14 Ryogoku, Sumida-ku, Tokyo Ryogoku City Core 1F, 130-0026
    • Nearest Station Ryogoku Station (Toei Oedo Line / JR Sobu Line)
      4 minutes on foot
    • Phone Number 03-5638-0571

4.Sunamachi Ginza Shopping Street

4.Sunamachi Ginza Shopping Street

A 670 meter long shopping street with various stores. It used to be a small shopping street with only 30 stores called Heiwakai. When the shopping street received praise from a councilor of former Tokyo City in October 1932, its name was renewed to the current name. During the war, the area was completely destroyed and after the war, people returned to here to restart business. And then the number of stores increased rapidly and by 1963 the shopping street became almost the same size as today. The street organizes a variety of events such as the Hana-matsuri (flower festival) parade in spring, Koto’s traditional summer festival,, Tanabata-matsuri (the star festival), beautiful illuminations during Christmas season as well as tombola and monthly Bakaneichi (crazy bargain sale held on 10th). A five-minute bus ride from Nishi-ojima Station on the Toei Shinjuku Subway Line. Many tourists enjoy this short local bus trip as a part of their Tokyo experience.

5.The Japanese Sword Museum

5.The Japanese Sword Museum

This is a rare museum specializing in Japanese swords. It was created by the Society for the Preservation of Japanese Art Swords established over 50 years ago. The museum's collection contains some 190 items including swords, mountings, fittings, armor, and information on metalwork. Swords, mountings and fittings by prominent swordsmiths from the Heian to Edo periods are generally on display. There are also special exhibitions such as for new swords and for winners of sword-polishing and mounting competitions. In recent years the museum has attracted an increasing number of overseas tourists. Japanese swords are not just weapons; their intrinsic beauty comes from a design that eliminates the unnecessary and focuses on function.Access just a 5-minute walk from Sobu Line Ryogoku Station, Toei Oedo Line Ryogoku Station A1 Exit.

6.Ryogoku Kokugikan

6.Ryogoku Kokugikan

It is two minutes walk from the JR Sobu Line Ryogoku Station West Exit, or five minutes walk from the Toei Subway Oedo Line Toei Ryogoku Station A3 Exit. At Ryogoku Kokugikan, you can watch the games of the Japanese national sport sumo, which has 1,400 years of history. Out of six grand sumo tournaments that are held around the country, three – hatsu-basho (a first tournament) in January, natsu-basho (a summer tournament) in May, and aki-basho (an autumn tournament) in September – are held there. The hall that accommodates more than 10,000 spectators has chair seats, but masu-seki, a box seating area sectioned in a square that accommodates four people, is more popular. Eating and photo-taking are allowed in masu-seki. There is also a sumo information desk called Ochayasan and an area where championship trophies can be viewed inside the building, both of which get bustling with people during a sumo tournament period. The Sumo Museum and the souvenir shop where you can find sumo-related merchandise are open during the off-seasons, too. It also hosts pro-wrestling events, entertainment contests, and various events other than sumo.

7.Dadway Tokyo Solamachi store

7.Dadway Tokyo Solamachi store

Dadway, founded in 1992, is a family-friendly store, carrying a collection of high quality baby goods from all over the world. The store carries a wide array of international brand baby products, such as Ergobaby baby carriers, Sassy developmental toys, Skip Hop zoo backpacks, and Nuk baby bottles. It also offers a line of made-in-Japan products under the label “D by Dadway,” which are highly recommended. In addition to baby products, the store also offers a variety of toddler goods.

The store is conveniently located near the train station. International visitors can enjoy a tax-free shopping experience.

8.SANO MISO KAMEIDO

8.SANO MISO KAMEIDO

Established in 1934, Sano Miso is a store located in Kameido, Tokyo specializing in miso (fermented soy bean) products. There are 70 types of specially selected miso, ranging from sweet to spicy and heavy to light varieties. To enhance your shopping experience, speak with a “miso sommelier,” a miso specialist, to learn about the wide variety of miso available and try tasting different types of miso from around the country. There is also an assortment of 1,000 different Japanese ingredients available in the store, such as seasonings including selected soy sauces, vinegars and mirin (a type of rice wine with a low alcohol and high sugar content), as well as pickled vegetables and dried foods. You will find “delicious tastes” from all across Japan gathered in this one store.
Additionally, you can enjoy a traditional Japanese meal known as “ichijū issai” in the eat-in area. This simple meal is comprised of miso soup, rice and a miso side dish. For the miso soup, you can select either a simple “plain” type or a “filled” type of soup that includes eight different vegetables. You can also choose from 10 miso varieties and can even try a mixture of these. Please enjoy the deep and complex fragrances of the miso and the broth. Sano Miso is a “miso shrine” where you can experience miso with all of your five senses. The staff members who are waiting for you in the store all love miso and like nothing more than to share their passion for miso with the world.

  • SANO MISO KAMEIDO
    SANO MISO KAMEIDO
    佐野みそ亀戸本店
    • Address 1-35-8 Kameido, Koto-ku, Tokyo, 136-0071
    • Nearest Station Kameido Station (Tobu Kameido Line / JR Sobu Line)
      3 minutes on foot
    • Phone Number 03-3685-6111

9.Edo-Tokyo Museum

9.Edo-Tokyo Museum

The Metropolitan Edo-Tokyo Museum opened its doors in 1993 as a space to reflect on the history and culture of Edo-Tokyo and envision the city and life in the future. The unique designed building was modeled after an elevated-floor warehouse and it is approximately 62.2 meters high. The museum has seven stories above ground and one below for exhibition rooms, library and halls. The permanent exhibition, showcasing original objects and replicas, offers visitors a journey through the 400-year history of Edo-Tokyo since the first Shogun Ieyasu Tokugawa entered Edo. You can see how people in Edo were living. Volunteer guides give tours for the permanent exhibition in 7 languages including English and Chinese (some languages may not be available depending on the day). In addition to the permanent exhibition, the museum organizes special exhibitions at the exhibition hall on the first floor and lecture sessions and workshops in hall or study room. Also, there are restaurants and a museum shop in the premises. A one-minute walk from the A3 or A4 Exit of Ryogoku Station on the Subway Oedo Line.

10.Tokyo Water ways Co.,Ltd

10.Tokyo Water ways Co.,Ltd

Tokyo Waterways offers cruising tours in the city of water Tokyo, around Sumida River, Kanda River and the bay area. Our most popular cruises are the flower viewing cruise that passes the famous cherry blossom areas, and the fireworks cruise where you can watch fireworks from the boat. Our city cruises are free of traffic and are an efficient way to see the city. Participants are able to see traces of Edo and the ever-changing shape of Tokyo that can only be witnessed from on a boat. There is so much to see, both old and new. It's also possible to have a barbecue party on the boat, or ride with your dog. In addition, our experienced staff are able to plan the perfect trip based on the customer's needs, such as providing tour guides on board (we can cater to foreigners), catering arrangements (halal, vegans, etc.), as well as surprises. Our boats are very sturdy catamaran river cruise boats, can accommodate up to 44 people, are equipped with restrooms and offer 360 degree views. Enjoy the extraordinary and make some unforgettable memories of your trip in Tokyo with us.

*This information is from the time of this article's publication.
*Prices and options mentioned are subject to change.
*Unless stated otherwise, all prices include tax.

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