Ryogoku Station

The Sumo Station

By Takane Shoji    - 1 min read

Ryogoku Station is no ordinary train station for it is home to some of the most famous sumo wrestlers in Japan. It is not very often that you will find large portraits of historic sumo wrestlers and their foot stamps. Although Ryogoku is a stop of the modern Tokyo Metro, it still holds on to the historic past that led to the rise of sumo wrestling as one of Japan’s quintessential sports. So take a minute to look around Ryogoku Station before you head to your next destination.

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Takane Shoji

Takane Shoji @takane.shoji

Currently studying at a university in the United States, he has been an avid photographer, as well as a passionate writer with an extensive overseas experience from his residence in Singapore, Tokyo, and New York. He is excited to shed a mix of native and foreign light upon some of the hidden gems of Tokyo and Osaka.