Tokyo Hotels near Sumida
Proudly displaying the world-famous tradition of sumo wrestling and filling the streets with the aroma of hearty Chanko restaurants, Sumida Ward offers a truly unique experience of Tokyo. Join the excitement in January, May, and September when the sumo-wrestling champions duke it out in the grand tournaments. Sumida’s exhibitions on Edo-era Tokyo are bound to captivate with their rare collections and replicas. Eclectic specialty museums invite you for an afternoon of discovering beautiful wooden furniture, fireworks, and most interestingly, Japanese socks. For a relaxing day on the town, there is something here for everyone, with a little extra. ... Read more »
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- Venture across the wooden reconstruction of Nihonbashi bridge and immerse yourself into the political dramas and social life that carried Edo era Tokyo through to the Meiji Period at Sumida’s renowned Edo-Tokyo Museum.
- Become a spectator to Japan’s greatest national sport at the country’s largest sumo arena, the Ryogoku Kokugikan, where tournaments are held all day, beginning with the amateurs and steadily increasing in fervour.
- Savour the famous flavours of Sumida’s Chanko restaurants, traditionally fuelling Tokyo’s sumo athletes and frequently run by retired sumo practitioners.
Sumida is located to the north-east of Tokyo’s Chiyoda Ward. There are many buses and subway lines that operate throughout the ward, which makes getting around simple. Trains stop at Tokyo Skytree Station, within walking distance of Japan’s tallest building. The Hanzomon and Asakusa subway lines stop at Oshiage Station at the heart of Sumida. Hirai Station is located close to the Arakawa River on the eastern side of the ward. In the northern district, buses stop along Bokutei Dori across from Sumidagawa Shrine. Kinsicho Station in the south is an important stop for both subways and trains.« Hide