Restaurants & Cafés


Chanko-nabe is the legendary food of sumo wrestlers, said to help them put on those extra tonnes – but only if eaten in huge amounts late at night. For the rest of us, it’s just a warming, mixed casserole. Nowhere makes a more atmospheric sampling spot than Yoshiba, a former sumo stable where you sit around the hard-packed mud of the ring where wrestlers used to practise.

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2-14-5 Yokoami, Sumida-ku

Transport Ryogoku Station (Oedo line), exit A1; (Sobu line), east exit

Telephone 03 3623 4480

Open 11.30am-1.30pm, 5pm-10pm Mon-Sat; also 5pm-10pm Sun during sumo tournaments

Admission Average ¥4,000.


Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.

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