We started the tour on Nov. 2006, and since then we’ve been carrying on the tour following the same route -named Tokyo Bay Ride. On this route, we visit and see contrast of new and old of Edo-Tokyo scenery.
And, today was the first day for us to launch the new route – Sumo Wrestler’s Ride. We visit Nihonbashi, Ryogoku where national Sumo stadium (Kokugikan Hall) and many sumo stables locate, Asakusa, Ueno, and Hongo area. Luckily we could see some Sumo wrestlers during the tour as they’ll have September Grand Sumo Tournament starting from next Sunday (14th Sep). That’s why they were practicing at their stables in Ryogoku and at the moment we got there at around 11:00, they just finish practicing and have just started to prepare their lunch. The meal that Sumo wrestlers take is called ‘Chanko’ and usually it is hot pot with a lot —–of materials inside. We can also taste ‘Chanko’ hot pot in the restaurant. Many restaurants near Ryogoku area serve ‘Chanko’ hot pot, which is my favorite! (But I can’t eat so much , of course 🙂 )
@ In front of Kasugano-Beya Sumo stable 26C Cloudy
I’m quite sure that our new route is also very exciting and enjoyable for all overseas visitors. Please join us!