This week’s Top 5 travel experiences: Tokyo sumo, Kingston’s pen and the National Automobile Museum

Sumo wrestling is a Japanese experience you can't miss

Every week, we write about experiences travellers can have all over the world. Here are some of our favourites from this week:

Experience sumo training up close in Tokyo, Japan

Witness the intense world of sumo wrestling by visiting a sumo stable for a morning practice session in the Japanese capital of Tokyo. Observe these athletes’ dedication and discipline as they prepare for battles in the ring. It’s a rare opportunity to see this traditional sport from an insider’s perspective and gain a deeper appreciation for Japan’s national sport.

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Discover the intriguing history of the Kingston Penitentiary

Explore the notorious and historic Kingston Penitentiary on a guided tour that delves into the lives of inmates and the daily routine within Canada’s oldest maximum-security prison in this Ontario city that lies halfway between Montreal and Toronto. With a history spanning 178 years, visitors can witness the evolution of Canadian penology and get a glimpse into cells that once held some of the country’s most dangerous criminals.

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Admire the revolutionary Dymaxion car at the National Automobile Museum in Reno, Nevada

Step back in time at the National Automobile Museum in Reno, where polished chrome and vintage curves tell the story of automotive history. Marvel at rare classics like the 1931 Duesenberg Model J and the sleek 1953 Corvette.  Automotive buffs will especially appreciate the Dymaxion Car on display. This prototype, designed by Buckminster Fuller, is a testament to innovation and design that was ahead of its time. The museum is also alive with interactive exhibits including one that lets you sit behind the wheel of a vintage car and imagine cruising down Route 66.

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Reflect at the Calder Mercury Fountain in Barcelona, Spain

The Calder Mercury Fountain, located in the Fundació Joan Miró, is a striking piece of art with a poignant history. Made entirely of mercury, this fountain is a reminder of Barcelona’s industrial past and the dangers that workers faced. It’s a beautiful yet somber experience that stays with you long after you leave.

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Encounter the tree-climbing goats of Agadir in Morocco

In the countryside near Agadir in Morocco, a curious sight awaits: goats perched high in the branches of argan trees. These nimble creatures climb the trees in search of the argan fruit, which is used to produce the highly valued argan oil. Watching the goats navigate the trees with ease is both amusing and astonishing. It’s a unique spectacle that highlights the adaptability of nature and provides a glimpse into the rural life of Morocco.

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