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Review of Sumo Museum

Sumo Museum
Ranked #98 of 233 things to do in Sumida
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

It's quite a way out and if you like sumo, then go for it!
The museum is pretty small, 1 room, lots of pictures and some pretty impressive scrolls over 200 years old.
Some explanations in English.
There's a rolling video showing some key fights.
There's also a small market place with a ring in an adjoining building.
Watch out for the mini statues along the main road as you approach.

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Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

You can learn more on Wikipedia and YouTube. Small room with a few old drawings and tournament rankings. Oh and the highlight, a TV playing some Sumo bouts. Little teaching about the sport or its history

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Reviewed March 6, 2018 via mobile

This might be the smallest museum I've ever been to. Most of the explanations are in Japanese and you need to know a bit about Sumo traditions before going to the museum. They play some recent(ish) video of championship sumo matches on a TV in the one room museum.

Good to stop in if you're close, but probably not worth treking out to if that's the only thing you're interested in.

It is free and you can just walk right in no reservation or ticket required.

1  Thank Carolyn F
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Reviewed January 23, 2018 via mobile

Part of the Kokugikan. Very small museum with interesting prints, photos and other historical artefacts. No photos. Only worth going if you are in the area.

Thank Rebecca J
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Reviewed November 20, 2017 via mobile

This is a free museum you can visit during the off season for sumo which is based in the stadium grounds. There are some life size sumo cut outs which you can take photos with outside and a small shrine.

Inside is fairly small, only 1 room with some basic information and sumo artefacts and a photo wall of past champions (I think).

There is also a shop round the corner with sumo merchandise.

1  Thank msg84
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