Every year in the heartland of sumo the Ryogoku neighborhood in Tokyo’s Sumida takes place the Ryogoku Nigiwai Matsuri. Many events are held around JR Ryogoku Station on both days of the festival and the highlightσ is the chanko nabe (the original sumo food) served by sumo wrestlers and a free tour inside the sumo arena Kokugikan.
Ryogoku Nigiwai Matsuri 2017 will be held on 29-30 April.
Access: 1-min. walk from JR Ryogoku Station.
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