[sumo] Tokyo Sumo in May

Bob Reimer kofuji at sumogames.com
Sun Apr 5 23:15:46 EDT 2009

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Warm regards,

On Mon, Apr 6, 2009 at 6:56 AM, Rick Plinz <richard.plinz at mac.com> wrote:

> I try to get to the Sumo at least once every year (was at Kyushu last
> November).
> Wasn't planning to go again so soon, but Qantas/Jetstar was running a
> special to Tokyo from Oz ($310 R/T), so I'll be in Tokyo next month
> (18-23rd).
> Even more fortunate (I hope), I've snagged a room at the Pearl Ryogoku,
> across the street from the Kokugikan.  With the very weak AU$, I was pleased
> to get a room at about $100/night (US$72, inc breakfast).
> I've been going to Japan and Sumo (as well as business) since the late
> 1980's (Konishiki got me hooked).  In my experience the Japanese hotels are
> slow to discount, and when they do so they are very difficult to hunt down.
>  The reviews look pretty good so I'm hopeful . . .
> Question:  Where in this neighborhood are the interesting restaurants and
> other sites?  When at the Kokugikan in the past I usually am swept out with
> the crowd to the train station, and  out to Shinjuku or Shibuya.  Since I
> will be "resident" in this neighborhood for the first time, I'd like to know
> how to best spend my time.
> Cheers
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