1. Japan
  2. Kantō Region
  3. Tokyo
  4. Ryogoku Kokugikan

Ryogoku: Sumo Demonstration and Lunch

Product ID: 267587
Grapple with real sumo wrestlers, learn about Japan’s most iconic sport, and enjoy either a Chanko HotPot lunch (Mondays and Thursdays) or choose from various restaurants in the Ryogoku area (Tuesdays).
About this activity
Duration: 2 hours
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Printed voucher required
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Wheelchair accessible
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 11 days in advance for a full refund

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  • Learn about sumo from former wrestlers
  • Jump in the ring and practice your moves with the pros
  • Enjoy a Chanko HotPot prepared by the wrestlers, or choose lunch from one of 11 restaurants
Full description
Step into the ring with real sumo wrestlers and choose from various lunch options. Former professional wrestlers will discuss the long tradition of sumo and show off some basic moves. Then it’s time to step into the ring to practice and take photos with the pros. On Mondays, this activity will take place in Asakusa, on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Ryogoku. The lunch on Mondays and Thursdays will be a Chanko HotPot, prepared by the wrestlers themselves. This is a traditional dish, that is supposed to give a lot of stamina.

On Tuesdays, after the demonstration, choose from sushi, sashimi, tempura, okonomiyaki and other traditional Japanese favorites at one of 11 restaurants in Ryogoku Edo Noren, an attraction in historic Ryogoku Station that recreates the traditional atmosphere of an Edo-era shopping street. Simply take a coupon from your guide after the sumo demonstration and head off on your own to your chosen eatery, or opt for a small gift if you’re not hungry.
  • English-language sumo experience
  • Japanese lunch of your choice (Tuesdays)
  • Chanko HotPot (Mondays and Thursdays)
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup/drop-off
  • Transportation to the restaurants

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Important information
Know before you go
• Children under 6 can participate for free (lunch/gift not included)
• Lunch coupons valid from 11 AM-1 PM
• Participants will be seated during the initial demonstration
• Operator will not accept responsibility for injuries or lost/stolen property
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 5 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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Definitely one of the highlights during our trip to Japan. Our experience was rather unique, in that because of coronavirus, my husband and I were the only guests, but very kindly they did it all anyway, just for us. The location for this activity was not as pictured (the photograph suggests a traditional arena; whereas this was an upstairs room among shops and restaurants with a little kitchen attached) which may make guests wonder at first whether they’re in the right place on arrival. However the map provided helps and there is a board outside advertising the sumo experience. The host spoke good English and interpreted for the sumos, the demonstration was very engaging and done with lots of humour. We then got to join in! The food was also very nice. We felt very welcome, it was excellent value for money and I’m so glad we went.

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March 27, 2020

December 25, 2019

So enjoyable and entertaining

We had a wonderful time. The wrestlers were lovely and my husband had a wonderful time wrestling them. Will definitely recommend

October 8, 2019

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Product ID: 267587