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The Kodokan remains the foremost judo school in the world. Judo itself was founded in 1882 and has grown to be one of the most internationally practiced of the Olympic sports. The best time to visit the Kodokan as a tourist is during the evening...More
As my son practices judo in the UK so this was a unique experience not to be missed. I made enqueries before our trip to Tokyo and the International Dept were very helpful with their responses.
Blink and you might miss the modest building (or...More
Any judo lover has to at least go see the dojos located on the top floors, it's definitely a special place with a spirit to it. There is also a museum and little stand that sells souvenirs for tourists (although quite expensive).
We went here with our son so he could train with the members. The staff were very helpful in organizing this and the Trainers on the night were friendly to our son. He enjoyed the session very much despite not knowing much Japanese.
If you are a Judo-Ka or Martial Arts Expert, you need to go there and to know more about martial arts who brought Ronda Rousey to become UFC Champion.
Kodokan is about everything you need to know about Judo. One of Honbu Dojo who has...More
The level of the instructors is as good as you expect. They are very down to earth and try to help you to up your game. Randori is tough, challenging but still friendly. Nice atmosphere.
And come on ***It's the KODOKAN*** the home of judo....More
For any judoka, a trip to the Kodokan must be on the bucket list.
To give an idea of the size of the building; The international department is on the ground (1st) floor, the museum and library are on the 2nd floor and the hostel...More
Yotsuya and Iidabashi are areas that developed around the outer moat of the Imperial palace. Nearby in Kagurazaka, there is an old red-light district with a photogenic feel evocative of the ambiance of old Tokyo. Narrow paths with stone paving remain to this day, and there are long-standing restaurants with geishas and quaint old cafes in townhouse buildings.