Ryogoku (両国) is perhaps best known for sumo. Which begs the question, are there things to do for those who aren’t fans? The answer is yes.
Missed the cherry blossom season in Tokyo? Never fear! You can still enjoy shibazakura (moss phlox) long after the cherry trees have sprouted leaves.
Only 80 mins from Tokyo, the Matsuda Cherry Blossom Festival offers the chance to see Kawazuzakura, early-blooming cherry blossoms, as early as February.