Kawayu Sumō Museum
Kawayu Onsen Ashi-no-yu
Kawayu Eco-Museum Centre
This museum cum visitors centre in Kawayu Onsen has impressive displays, handy hiking maps and helpful staff. Check out how the volcanic...
Tsutsuji-ga-hara Nature Trail
This nature trail connects the Kawayu Eco-Museum Centre and Iō-zan with a very pleasant 2.5km walkway. While climbing Iō-zan is...
Kawayu Sumō Museum information
Sumō fans will enjoy this museum in Kawayu Onsen township dedicated to legendary hometown hero, Taihō (大鵬; 1940–2013). He was born on Karafuto (Sakhalin) to a Ukrainian father and Japanese mother, brought up in Kawayu Onsen, and went on to become one of the greatest yokozuna (grand champions) of all time. Taihō retired in 1971.