Arashio-beya Sumo Stable
Sumo is a national sport in Japan, considerably started in ancient time, and it’s also one of most unique and interesting Japanese cultures for foreign tourists. Numbers of Sumo stables (training rooms) are located in Tokyo, especially in Ryogoku area (not too far from Asakusa area and the Tokyo Skytree), and some of them are open for public viewing of their morning practice.
Watching Sumo wrestlers in action in such a close distance is totally breathtaking, and by knowing how hard they train physically and mentally, I started to admire the sport much more and respect the wrestlers. It’s not cheap activity for every traveller, but it’s definitely worth the money and one of the most precious experiences you can have in Japan.