This museum is located inside Ryougoku Sumo Hall, where sumo tournaments are held. It opened in 1954 to keep sumo references at hand. Sumo wrestling, a national sport in Japan that originated from strength competitions, is related to the culture in several ways, such as rituals for harvest festivals and training for samurai warriors. It is an aspect of Japanese culture that has been beloved for more than 1,500 years. The museum has a single exhibit room where portraits of successive Yokozuna wrestlers are always displayed. Other exhibits change six times a year based on themes. English pamphlets are available that explain the origin and rules of the sumo tournament, where to see the latest rankings, and how to enjoy sumo as a ritual. A one-minute walk from the West Gate of Ryogoku Station on the JR Sobu Line, or a five-minute walk from Exit A4 of Ryogoku Station on the Toei Oedo Line.

Location Information

  • Address

    1-3-28, Yokoami, Sumida-ku, Tokyo, 130-0015

  • Nearest Station
    Ryogoku Station
    ・ Toei Oedo Line
    ・ JR Sobu Line
    West Exit
    1 minute on foot
  • Phone Number
    Available languages
    only in Japanese
  • Hours
    Monday 10:00am - 4:30pm
    Tuesday 10:00am - 4:30pm
    Wednesday 10:00am - 4:30pm
    Thursday 10:00am - 4:30pm
    Friday 10:00am - 4:30pm
    *Monday to Friday excluding national holidays; last admission at 4:00 p.m.
  • Closed
    New Year’s holiday, exhibition replacement period; opens every day during Tokyo Honbasho regular sumo tournaments

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