Sumo Museum

Sumo Museum

  • Tokyo
  • Japan
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Sumo Museum, Tokyo Overview

Sumo Museum is a famous museum straddled in Tokyo, Japan. The museum is haven to variety of materials related to sumo wrestling history. The exhibits in the museum are changed six times every year. Sumo Museum in Tokyo is also a research centre. It conducts research on sumo history. Studies and reviewing of sumo history as a part of culture of Japan is thoroughly done there. The museum is flocked by many enthusiasts throughout the year.


When Was Museum Opened?
Sumo Museum Center was opened for public in September 1954. It was precisely opened when the Kuramae Kokugikan was completed. The museum was relocated in January 1985 to the Ryogoku Kokugikan.


What to See in museum?

  • In the museum one can spend time exploring:
  • 3,700 sumo Nishiki-e
  • 500 sumo dolls, Banzuke
  • Kesho-mawashi


There is no fee to enter inside the museum.


Hours Open to Visitors
The museum stays open from 10:00-16:30.


Closed For Visit

  • The museum stays closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • It is also closed on national holidays.
  • The museum is also closed after specific days regularly, so as the exhibits can be changed.

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