If you’re looking for a souvenir of your visit to the sumo capital of Japan, Ryogoku, Kokugido is the place to go. It has a lively and bright storefront. Here, you’ll find a wide range of sweets and other sumo goods, many of which have illustrations of sumo wrestlers on the packaging, so there’s bound to be something for you.
They sell homemade Anko Arare here. They are Japanese sweets that are made with red bean paste. Here, the snacks are moulded to imitate the semi-circular shape of the sumo ring. A generous amount of stuffing is placed in the dents and the crispy texture and the exquisite balance of sweetness and saltiness is exquisite.