Ryogoku Kokugikan (Sumo Hall), Sumida-ku
It opened in 1985 and has a capacity of 11,098 people. It will host the boxing competition at the 2020 Summer Olympics.
Taken at 2018 Hatsu Basho (Opening Tournament) by Yoko Kawakami
Taken by Yoko Kawakami
Opening ceremony of the September Grand Sumo Tournament *Taken by Hiromi Suzuki
Sumo wrestlers! *Taken by Elizabeth Ishiyama
A limited-express airport train service between Ueno and Narita Airport.
Kaiungo (開運号), a limited express for worshippers to Naritasan Shinshoji Temple. “Kaiun (開運)” means “Better fortune”. Also its front is decorated by kabuki makeup (kumadori, 隈取) because kabuki actors of the Ichikawa family have had a deep relationship with Shinshoji Temple since 17th century. *Taken at Nippori Station, Arakawa-ku, by Masayuki Shimamoto
Sumida Street Jazz Festival 2017
Weekend jazz summit held near the major railway stations in Sumida-ku.
In Kinshi Park located near Kinshicho Station
*Taken by Masao Shibata
Houseboats (yakatabune, 屋形船) taking a rest. *Taken by Masanori Tsuchibuchi
Temple town of Shibamata Taishakuten, a Buddhist temple founded in 1629.
Yamamoto-tei, a wooden house build in early 20th Century. It’s been opened to the public since 1991. *Taken by Nazuki Yoshida
Taken by Shigeki Kakutani Taken by Megumi Honzawa Taken by Megumi Jojima
Kameido Tenjin Shrine, Koto-ku
Built in 1646. It’s associated with Sugawara no Michizane, the 9th century scholar, poet and politician.
Wisteria Festival 2017 *Taken by Yoko Shimada
Wisteria Festival 2016 *Taken by Alice Chiang
Ushijima Shrine, Sumida-ku
Located in Mukojima District. It hosts the three *kami; Susano-o (スサノオ), Amenohohi (アメノホヒ) and Sadatoki-shinno (貞辰親王).
*Kami: The spirits or phenomena that are worshipped in the religion of Shinto.
Shrine is his stage! *Taken by K-2 Style
Monokoto-ichi (Flea market) *Taken by K2-Style
A river which runs through Tokyo for 27 kilometers, under 26 bridges spaced at about one bridge per kilometer.
Taken by K-2 Style
Taken by Isao Tokuhashi
Tea ceremony, taiko, samurai sword, rakugo… the event called “Garakujin” demonstrates Japanese culture in a creative and unique way.
*Taken by Sosen Imai
Taken by Isao Tokuhashi
Taken by Isao Tokuhashi
Kachidoki Bridge, a double-leaf bascule bridge, where both sides were lifted up about 70 degrees and opened its center. However it hasn’t opened since 1970. Taken by Kyoko Yasuda
View from Azumabashi Bridge, which is linking Asakusa and Sumida-ku Area *Taken by Isao Tokuhashi
Taken from Kuramae Bridge, by Isao Tokuhashi
Japanese matsuri participant in Asakusa
One of the few districts in Tokyo where an old town ambience reminiscent of Tokyo from past decades still survives.
Taken by ICT, The International Center in Tokyo
Kayaba Coffee, a cafe opened in 1938. *Taken by Masanori Tsuchibuchi
Koto Entertainment Cruise
You can enjoy live samurai performances while on board!
One of the stables of sumo wrestlers in Tokyo. It has produced many successful wrestlers, including six yokozuna and American wrestler Konishiki.
Wrestlers pounding mochi (rice cake)! *Taken by Ayami Ito
Tobu Skytree Line
A Japanese railway line extending from Asakusa Station in Tokyo to Tobu-Dobutsu-Koen Station in Saitama Prefecture.
Train going across Arakawa River *Taken by Takashi Goto
Ryogoku Station, Sumida-ku
A railway station operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East) and Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation (Toei). Sumo wrestlers’ handprintsTaken by Isao Tokuhashi A huge ornamental doll set for Hinamatsuri, which is also called Doll’s Day or Girls’ Day (March 3) *Taken by Hiroyuki Hayashi
One of largest shopping areas of Sumida Ward, featuring several large department stores, numerous small shops and restaurants.
The live show of Kawachi Ondo, a kind of Japanese folk song that originates from Osaka Prefecture. Sometimes modern instruments are used in the Kawachi Ondo ensemble, such as electric guitars and electric basses. *Taken by K-2 Style
Sumo Bus *Taken by Masaomi Takahashi Taken by Isao Tokuhashi
Photo taken from Nippori-Toneri Liner
Nippori-Toneri Liner is an automated guideway transit (AGT) system between Nippori Station in Arakawa-ku and Minumadai-shinsuikoen Station in Adachi-ku, Tokyo. The line opened on March 30, 2008.
Taken by Sosen Imai
Opening Day of the 1st store of Blue Bottle Coffee Japan (BBCJ)
Blue Bottle Coffee’s memorable 1st store in Japan (and even outside the US!) opened near Kiyosumi Garden in Koto-ku on Feb 6, 2015. According to BBCJ, Image of Blue Bottle Coffee suits the calm atmosphere of the area.
Sumida-ku is a special ward located in Tokyo Metropolis, located in the northeastern part of the mainland portion of Tokyo.
Shopping street called “Kira Kira Tachibana Shotengai” *Taken by Noemi Inoue
Adachi-ku is located north of the heart of Tokyo.
A car abandoned in front of a house. Some pots have already been placed on its roof (Not sure who did it), but a car itself looks like a huge plant pot! *Taken by Hidetoshi Toyoshima
Tokyo Budokan (indoor arena)
Located in Ayase, Adachi-ku, Tokyo. Built in 1989.
Nanakura Inari Shrine, Taito-ku