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Quaint, quiet place to stay, and not very expensive

For Tokyo, Ryogoku isn't that expensive. It's also nice and quiet, and a great place to stay, though it has a bit of a lack of good grocery stores. Still, if you want to relax in... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2016
Katie J
Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

A lovely area with some wonderful gardens and temple. The story of the fishermen was interesting and it has a wonderful buzz with all the little stalls. Lots of local Japanese go to pray and have their fortune told.

Thank L0veMyTravel
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Nice quiet area flanked by really busy districts. Oshiage and sky tree to the west, akihabara to the east. You might come across trainee sump wrestlers strolling along

Thank duhness
Hyderabad, India
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

During my stay in Tokyo spread across Jan and Feb of 2017, i found Ryogoku to be the most comfortable place to be. Its centrally located and has all basic ammenities and facilities that one would want. Also the 2 main attractions here are the Edo Tokyo Museum and the Sumo Wrestling Rink.

Thank Abhieshek
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 658 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Ryogoku is an older part of Tokyo with a fair amount of history.Also traditionally it has not been one of the better parts of Tokyo but it does have history with the Sumo Hal, the Edo Museum and the various memorials in Yokoamichio Park which remembers the 1923 Great kanto Earthquake. There are many small restaurants, typical of Tokyo and... More 

Thank Oldjack
Manila, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

I really like the incense area and tried it. It was kinda relaxing. The stores sell a lot of souvenir stuff. Another must visit when you come from skytree. What a beautiful country Japan is. Simply amazing!

Thank noypi69
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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Reviewed 24 December 2016

Ryogoku is famous for Kokugikan,Sumo Wrestling arena and Edo Tokyo Museum. There are many restaurants that are operated by ex Sumo wrestlers, which serve Chanko Nabe around Ryogoku Station. Ekoin Temple is also famous, but the building is not traditional Japanese one.Buildings here were mostly built after WW2,therefore, not traditional one since the area were completely destroyed and burned out... More 

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Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Ryogoku is famous for Sumo wrestling. On January, May and September 15 days Sumo match is held. Also you can find Chanko restaurant, which is owned by some ex-Sumo wrestlers. 両国国技館と相撲の街、両国は、浅草からも近く隅田川沿いちょっと足を伸ばしてみるのも良いかもしれません。 江戸東京博物館も興味深いですね

Thank S T
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

Welcomed by huge sumo rikishi pictures at Ryogoku station, you immediately slip in to traditional Tokyo - Edo. Sumo stadium, Edo Tokyo Museum, nostalgic and tasty Tokyo food. Here is a town you can enjoy the classic Tokyo.

Thank Tomo T
Namur, Belgium
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Reviewed 26 May 2016

We enjoyed this visit as the shrine is awesome and spectacular. The temple buildings are very elegant yet massive.

Thank raobert
Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 5 May 2016

For Tokyo, Ryogoku isn't that expensive. It's also nice and quiet, and a great place to stay, though it has a bit of a lack of good grocery stores. Still, if you want to relax in the Tokyo area without feeling overwhelmed by tourists or noise, it's a great choice. It's even better if you like sumo, since the sumo... More 

Thank Katie J

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