5 Things To Do In Ryogoku - Tokyo Master
Ryogoku is a famous area for Sumo. But that's not all. It is famous as the stage where the Ako incident was in the Edo era and the place where there was a residence of Ukiyoe painter and Katsushima Hokusai. Currently it is popular as a cultural spot with Ryogoku Kokugikan(a ryogoku sumo hall), Edo-Tokyo Museum and Hokusai Art Museum.
1. Forty-seven Ronin
Even recently most people over the age of 35 will know the incident.
A few years ago, it became a movie in Hollywood with the starring Keanu Reeves.
There are still Kira mansion residences that have become the scenes of the scandal, and it has become a tourist attraction.
Menus and sweets made with the incident as a motif are sold at neighboring stores.
2. The Edo-Tokyo Museum
In addition to permanent exhibitions, exhibitions are also exhibited, and you can find out about the lives of Edo if you come here.
3. The Sumida Hokusai Museum
The Hokusai Art Museum is the first permanent museum in the world with Katsushika Hokusai as the sole theme.
In addition to the ukiyo-e exhibition, the state of the room has been reproduced. If you are interested in ukiyoe you should definitely go!
4. Ryogoku Kokugikan
Sumo is Japanese national sports, it is still a national popular sport. The origin of sumo can be traced back to the mythical era. It is a traditional sports born in a long Japanese history.
There is a museum in Kokugikan and you can learn the history of sumo.
5. Parks In Ryogoku