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Cultural Environment

The district offers three attractions treasured by the citizens of the metropolitan Tokyo. They are: sumo, cherry blossom viewing, and fireworks all on or near the banks of the Sumida River unfolding Edo, like picture scroll. Our club, involving Interactors and Rotaractors as well, strongly advocates the preservation of the local environments.



Mt.Fuji with Cherry Blossoms

The symbol of Japan, loved by every Japanese. At 3776 meters above sea level, it is the highest mountain in Japan. It has been dormant since the last major eruption of 1707. Cherry blossoms, national flowers, are considered the symbol of Samurai Bushido gallantry, beautiful, intense, and short lived.

The Imperial Palace

The emperor's residence.

Ryogoku Kokugikan National Sports Arena

Sumo tournaments which used to be held in many parts of the country came to make Sumida their permanent home in 1833. The current arena was built in 1984. Sumo is at once the Edo culture and an international sports event.

Sumida River Fireworks Display

Fireworks Display date from the Edo period. It is now held on the last Saturday of July every year.

Edo Tokyo Museum

Located next to Kokugikan is housed in a very unique building with 4 large pillars holding up the huge roof. It is fun to slip back to the Edo period.

Ekoin

A memorial tomb for deceased Sumo wrestlers is on grounds. After the major January 1657 fire in which more than 100,000 people perished, the temple was originally built for deceased victims who had no one to attend their graves.