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1.Edo-Tokyo Museum
2.Kyu-Yasuda Teien
3.Ryogoku Kokugikan
4.Yokozuna Passage
1. Edo-Tokyo Museum
Founded to invite visitors to learn about the history and culture Tokyo over the past several centuries, the Edo-Tokyo Museum provides an elaborate amount of detailed articles and displays as well as a number of replicas and experienced-based features through permanent and special exhibitions. Moreover, the museum also mirrors the cultures and society of present-day Tokyo and comprehensively acts as a projector of the city’s future.
2. Kyu-Yasuda Teien (Former Yasuda Garden)
This traditional Japanese garden built in the late 17th century originally belonged to a daimyo (feudal lord) and is known to be one of the very few gardens in the world that draws salt water directly from the sea. In early 19th century the garden became a part of the mansion of the Yasuda family, but was soon donated to Tokyo prefecture. Soon after, the catastrophe of the Kanto Earthquake destroyed most part of the original garden. Today, Sumida Ward has restored and is preserving the garden where a rich variety of flora and fauna gracefully entertains the visitors through all season. It is not so large in scale, yet is a beautiful and relaxing garden to stroll around.
3. Ryogoku Kokugikan
The sacred ground of the Japanese national sport sumo, Ryogoku Kokugikan hosts three of the six Grand Sumo Tournaments a year in January, May and September each lasting 15 days. When there are no sumo tournaments held, the arena is sometimes used for other competitions including robot sumo and (professional) wrestling as well as for an annual music concert in February.

>> Article: Grand Sumo Tournament
>> Photo: Grand Sumo Tournament and inside Kokugikan
4. Yokozuna Passage
The street is named “Yokozuna” for the number of chanko restaurants crammed side by side. Chanko is a dish unique to the sumo wrestling culture, which various vegetables, fish and meat are all thrown into and cooked in one big pot. It is nutritiously well-balanced and tastes good, but the most amazing about a real sumo chanko is probably the size and amount – large enough to feed several giant wrestlers. Chanko is also served to regular people in these restaurants.
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