Spots in Ryogoku / Kinshicho / Kameido Area

  • Tokyo Metropolitan Edo-Tokyo Museum
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    4.5
    2182 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Sumida-ku Yokoami 1-4-1

    Well worth a trip - lovely exhibition, amazing building. I spent around 3 hours looking at the various displays. Truly fascinating and gives a great understanding of the Edo period. Staff were...

  • Tokyo Mizube Cruising Line
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    4.0
    207 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Sumida-ku Yokoami 1-2-15
    The Tokyo Mizube Cruising Line is a water bus that travels along the Sumida River, Arakawa River and Rinkai areas. It offers various courses including not only the standard cruises but event and charter cruises. The “Asakusa-Odaiba Cruise” which tours from the Asakusa area to the Rainbow Bridge and Odaiba area is popular for viewing the Senbonzakura (thousands of cherry trees) in Sumida Park in the spring season, while the night cruise that allows guests to take in Tokyo’s splendid night scenery is recommended for dates.

    Took the trip from Asakusa to Hamarikyu Gardens. Its a goid way to get there, but the fitter on a less wet day could was along the river. The scenery is uninspiring and going out the commentary was...

  • Ryogoku Kokugikan
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Sumida-ku Yokoami 1-3-28
    Called the Ryogoku Kokugikan, this is widely known as a venue for sumo competitions. It can accommodate more than 10,000 spectators and hosts various events besides sumo including pro-wrestling, boxing and concerts. Inside the venue’s shop visitors can purchase sweets and original merchandise featuring sumo motifs even when an official sumo tournament is not being held. The facility also houses the Sumo Museum where visitors can see color prints and ornamental aprons, as well as photos of past yokozuna champions.
  • Sumo Museum
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    3.0
    48 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Sumida-ku Yokoami 1-3-28 (Kokugikan 1F)
    This museum is located within the Ryogoku Kokugikan, and was created to gather and preserve materials related to Japan’s national sport of sumo. The woodblock prints, banzuke (official listings of rank), and ceremonial aprons are sure to delight not only sumo fans but foreign visitors and children alike. In addition to exhibits that change at a pace of six times per years, photos of yokozuna (grand champions) adorn the museum as a permanent exhibition. Admission to the museum is free (though during the three Grand Sumo Tournaments held in Tokyo annually the museum is open only to people actually attending the tournament).

    My girlfriend wanted to see the famous Sumo museum, so we made a special effort to go out to Sumida on our last day in Tokyo. Took us at LEAST an hour to find the place - not even the locals seem to...

  • Kameido Tenjin Shrine
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Koutou-ku Kameido 3-6-1
    This shrine located in the Kameido district of Tokyo’s Koto City venerates the spirit of Sugawara no Michizane. It is also called Tozaifu Tenmangu in respect to Kyushu’s Dazaifu Tenmangu. As Michizane is a god of scholarship, the shrine is popular with students preparing for examinations in the winter. On the premises are many spots related to Michizane and Dazaifu Tenmangu such as fude-zuka (mounds built to hold a service for worn-out writing brushes) and shingyu (divine oxen). Famous for its flowers that bloom in different seasons, it has a wisteria festival from the end of April and is the best place to see wisteria in Tokyo where visitors can view the flowers all over the grounds. Along the path to the shrine from Kameido Station, the town streets overflow with the atmosphere of Tokyo’s shitamachi (working class towns).
  • Kameido Umeyashiki
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    3.5
    33 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Koto-ku Kameido 4-18-8
    "A seven-minute walk from Kameido Station on the JR Chuo-Sobu Line. This tourist information center and local specialty product showroom shop was opened in 2013. The estate which once stood here was nicknamed the Kameido Umeyashiki (""Kameido Plum Estate"") in the Edo period after its beautiful plum tree was featured in numerous ukiyoe prints and it became a renowned sightseeing destination. The facility which stands here today serves as a center for sharing with visitors the culture and history of Edo, Japanese Shitamachi working class neighborhoods, and stylish Kameido. Inside, you can purchase famous Kameido products and souvenirs from across Japan, or bring some food into the adjoining cafe space to enjoy. The facility is decorated with Edo kiriko glass and ukiyoe prints and holds local citizen events, traditional rakugo comedic storytelling performances, and a variety of other entertainments for visitors to enjoy."

    亀戸駅から徒歩5分。明治通りと蔵前橋通りの交差点角にある大きな櫓が目印。江戸時代、「梅屋敷」と呼ばれていた商人の別荘があったことから名付けられたとのこと。 蔵造り風の2棟の建物があり、福亀館では亀戸の物産品販売、文芸館では江戸切子の展示が行われている。

  • Ekoin Temple
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    3.5
    7 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Sumida-ku Ryougoku 2-8-10
    A Pure Land Buddhist temple founded in 1657 which was started as a burial mound created on land gifted by the then-shogun Tokugawa Ietsuna to inter the countless, unidentifiable bodies of people who died in a great fire. Closely affiliated with the common people throughout its history, even today the temple is still beloved by many.

    回向院境内にあるお墓です。 「墓のお前立ち」と呼ばれる白い石を削って(粉にして)持ち帰ると、勝負運・金運がアップするらしいです。 そのために、訪れる人が絶えません。 私が見ている数分の間にも、削っている人を見かけました。

  • Vegan & Vegetarian Cafe
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Sumida-ku Ishiwara 1-39-1 guest house fete1F
    Vegan and Vegetarian Cafe is entirely vegan and located in the Ryogoku area, near Asakusa. Whether vegetarian or not, customers can enjoy plate lunch menus that come with a delicious rice dish, two types of salad and a beverage. The second and third floors of the building are a guesthouse, and so they are always lively.
  • Oshiage Senbei Honpo
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Koto-ku Kameido 2-38-5
    A seven-minute walk from Kameido Station on the JR Sobu Line. This long-standing senbei (rice cracker) shop originally opened in Tokyo's Oshiage in 1927. Operating out of an atmospheric, old-fashioned Tokyo-style establishment, the shop's displays are filled with a variety of products, such as the shop's vaunted hard-baked senbei. The shop's abundant selection of products includes cute turtle-shaped Kame no Ko-sen, Kameido Daikon Senbei, and spicy kaki no tane rice snacks. The shop also sells products in attractive boxes and bags, making this a fun place to look for souvenirs. The shop's huge Oiwai-sen, on which you can have a message written; and product assortments sold in gift boxes and tins make perfect presents.
  • Tajimoto Irimame Main Store
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Koto-ku Kameido 2-45-5
    This irimame whole roasted soybean shop, opened in 1916, stands along the Kameido Jusangen-dori Shopping Street near Kameido Station and continues to sell old-fashioned irimame beans using choice ingredients. The shop's elegant storefront is enwrapped in the warm and friendly atmosphere of the traditional working class area that is Kameido. The shop's glass cases are filled with more than 20 varieties of tasty soybean snacks. The shiomame salted roasted soybeans are the most popular, but some of the many other flavors available include toi sugar-coated, wasabi, curry, and sanshoku three bean mix; no matter which you choose, you're sure to enjoy the quality flavor of the choice beans the shop uses. The product packages have a retro design and the shop's beans make delightful gifts and souvenirs.

    雰囲気が昔にタイムスリップしたような、とても深みのあるお店です。お豆のお菓子というのも昔ながら。でもとても美味しかったです!

  • Edo Kiriko Showroom
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Koto-ku Kameido 4-18-8 Kameido Umeyashiki
    A showroom for Edo kiriko glass located inside Kameido Umeyashiki a 10-minute walk from the north exit of Kameido Station on the JR Chuo-Sobu Line. Edo kiriko is a glass craft whose origins date back to 1834 with engravings being applied to the surfaces of glass products; with the passage of time, a variety of glass engraving and cutting techniques were developed and the craft evolved into its current form. Today, Edo kiriko has been designated a Traditional Craft by the Tokyo metropolitan government. The showroom holds special exhibitions and sells glassware produced by the Edo Kiriko Cooperative Association. The Edo Kiriko Festival is held on July 5th on Edo Kiriko Day, and on this day visitors can enjoy workshops and a various beautiful products being sold direct by glassware studios.
  • Rakutenchi Spa
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Tokyo Sumida-ku Kotobashi 4-27-14 Rakutenchi Building 9F
    This men-only spa is directly connected to Kinshicho Station. Located on the ninth floor of a building complex with things like shopping and movies, here you can enjoy the hot spring, sauna, meals and massages. With the water from a natural hot spring flowing upward from 650 meters below the surface, this spa is said to be good for muscle soreness, stiff shoulders, chronic digestive diseases and recovery from fatigue. There is an abundance of different facilities lined up such as a spring with dissolved artificial high-concentrated CO2 gas, steam sauna, sauna where Loyly (throwing water on sauna stones) is conducted 15 times a day, etc. It operates for 24 hours every day except Sundays.
  • Ryogoku Okawaya
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Sumida-ku Ryogoku 3-7-5
    "This confectionery shop has been committing themselves to the best taste of Edo sweets since 1869. The Okawaya building, which features a modern Japanese exterior, is located in the area where there once was a mansion of Kira's, one of the settings from the Fourty-seven ronin. One of their signature items is ""Chushingura no Kira-manju"" (sweet bun), a popular menu item made with white bean paste, elegantly finished with kneaded roasted soybean flour. Their soft and moist Japanese sweets include ""Sumidagawa monaka"" (bean-jam wafers), made in the shape of an oystercatcher bird playing around Sumida River, and ""Matsuzaka mochi"" (rice cake), which is only sold at Genroku Market in December, creating a seasonal atmosphere for these well-known fresh Japanese sweets."

    大川屋は、正式には両国大川屋と呼びます。明治二年創業の老舗和菓子屋です。本店は三丁目吉良邸の前に有ります。又、支店は両国四丁目店が有ります。価格が下町価格なのが嬉しいですね 国産の北海道小豆と砂糖を使用しており、アッサリとした甘味で胃もたれしません。団子類は、午後には売れ切れてしましますのでご注意下さい。 お勧めは、隅田川最中、吉良饅頭、鬼平団子などです

  • Ryogoku Takahashi
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    3.5
    4 Reviews
    Style / Fashion
    Tokyo Sumida-ku Ryogoku 4-31-15
    "This sumo accessory and seating cushion shop is located along Keiyo Road near Ryogoku Station. Since its establishment in 1912, this shop has continued to make goods related to sumo wrestling and order-made futons. The shop is crowded with sumo fans and foreign tourists who look for sumo goods and other stuff such as cute magnets, coin purses, etc. Also, this shop is famous as a favorite among active sumo wrestlers, as they deal in special hair oil for making ""Mage"" (Japanese traditional bun hairstyle) and other sumo-related goods for professional use."

    両国駅の国技館とは反対側にある相撲関連のグッズを扱っている店です。 相撲カレンダーなど、相撲好きには最適な店です。

  • Kinshicho
    Transportation
    Tokyo
  • Sumida Triphony Hall
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    4.0
    61 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Sumida-ku Kinshi 1-2-3

    It is a saloon for 1800 people. You can go there by Hanzomon line, just 2 minutes walk. We were there for mehteran concert.

  • Kameido
    Transportation
    Tokyo
  • Tobu Hotel Levant Tokyo
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    4.0
    761 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    墨田区錦糸1-2-2, 1-2-2

    The location of the hotel is perfect as it is a 5-minute walk to the nearest Termina subway station. There is also a mall beside the subway station with MUJI and GU and Uniqlo as tenants which is a...

  • Kameido Chuo Park
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    4.0
    57 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Koto-ku Kameido 89-chome

    A nice park that is typical of neighbourhood parks that are not overly fancy. There is an interesting monument in the middle but otherwise just nice for a bit of a walk.

  • Ryogoku(JR)
    Transportation
    Tokyo

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