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Simply saying, it is believed to be the way of death (in a good way, of course). Bushido is highly recommended to take a glance at if you were interested in why you and others have been born on this particular planet in this (same) time of the era.

Miyamoto Musashi becomes a railway station (^^) not far from Himeji castle.

Bujinkan Dojo is one of the top listed. Experts or beginners, you may find your life so clear and beautiful once you encountered your way. Main house (Soke) is located in Noda (Atago Station on Tobu Noda Line is the closest station), and this is Google Map.

Aikido is also well known and has been practiced throughout Japan. Their Honbu Dojo is near to Wakamatsu-Kawada Station on Toei Oedo Line (15 minutes train ride from Kuramae near Asakusa). It is the way to develop your own self to Nirvana. Perfection is the living Buddha.

Kodokan Judo Institute is right next to Tokyo Dome, shortest walking access from Kasuga Station on Toei Oedo Line (7 minutes train ride from Kuramae near Asakusa). Eishoji Temple is the origin of Judo.

Karate is literally Sunya Hand or Sunyata Hand if you are familiar to the deep meaning of self-completion (self-construction) rather than fighting with others.

Kendo is also widely experienced by most of Japanese residents (especially during primary school). This page has their access map just one click away (Google MAP), and conveniently located right in the Imperial Palace (spirit center of Japan).
Iwata Shokai is the most famous dougi (do-gi) shop in Tokyo. Now they accept PayPal.
Sumo is the national sport, yet only limited number of people are practicing, well, you may find there are not so many FAT Japanese people which is one of the reason, perhaps? Please plan ahead your travel itinerary so that you will be able to see the tournament, on which dohyo stage, you may be enjoying watching some non-Japanese sumo rikishi from Mongolia, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Egypt, Georgia and Russia as well. There are 6 tournaments held per year as shown below. January, May and September will be in Tokyo (Ryogoku which is right next to Asakusa, just a Sumida River crossing away), March is Osaka, July is Nagoya, and November is Fukuoka. Not possible to fit the month into your holiday schedule? You may be able to follow their tour town-by-town, usually held in smaller cities/towns. This page will indicate where and when.
January : Tokyo
March :
May : Tokyo
July :
September : Tokyo
November :

and some Jun-gyo
all over Japan
sumo in tokyo
No flexibility at all to arrange your vacation to follow above (neither tournament or tour)? Still there is a great chance to feel their daily excercise in downtown Tokyo, mostly in Sumida-ku which is right next to Taito-ku, just the river crossing away (Sumida River). Following websites would be a self-guided or a tour-guided.

Sumo stable tour (if you come to Tokyo in no-tournament month)
Nishiiwa beya (one of the sumo stable house, in Asakusa!)
Asakayama beya (one of the sumo stable house)
Arashio beya (one of the sumo stable house, but pls do not expect too much ;)

Tomozuna beya (one of the sumo stable house)
Onoe beya (one of the sumo stable house)
Sadogatake beya (one of the sumo stable house)
 Nihon Sumo Kyokai
 Sumo is 3 times a year available in Tokyo.
 January, May and September.
 Sumo wrestlers dish you can eat them all?
 year around available even no tournament.
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