Off the beaten track
Duration of experience
~ 6000 steps
Immerse yourself in the captivating world of tradition with our Step into Tradition, Sumo Wrestlers and Geisha. This journey invites you to witness the rich legacies of sumo and geisha in Japan.
This tour will lead you to some of the most peculiar and off-the-beaten-path neighborhoods of Tokyo. Ryogoku, laying on the banks of Sumida River, is the center of Tokyo’s Sumo culture. This usually quiet area lights up during sumo tournaments, held here in the Kokugikan, the sumo stadium. This small area is filled with sumo culture, from the stadium to the statues of famous sumo wrestlers. Kagurazaka on the other hand, not far from the Imperial Palace, is a former geisha district of the Edo period. Nowadays the main street is an elegant shopping district full of traditional and international shops. The narrow, paved back alleys of the neighborhood though are a real rarity in modern Tokyo and give a glimpse of old Edo.
We will share the stories and significance of both sumo and geisha, providing a deeper understanding of Japan's cultural heritage. Whether you're captivated by athleticism or artistic expression, this tour promises a profound encounter with tradition.
- English or Italian speaking Travel Story Teller
- Public transportation (about 200 JPY)