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  2. Kantō Region
  3. Tokyo
  4. Ryogoku Kokugikan

Tokyo: Small-Group Grand Sumo Tournament Viewing

Product ID: 361130
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Enjoy a rare chance to watch a Grand Sumo tournament with a small group of maximum 6 people and real-time commentary by an expert guide. Watch top-division wrestlers compete and learn the history behind this important tradition.
About this activity
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Mobile ticketing
Duration: 4 hours
Starting time 2:30 PM
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Booklets
English

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Experience

Highlights
  • Share the excitement while your expert sumo guide gives you real-time commentary on each bout
  • Ask the English-speaking guide any questions as the bouts unfold
  • See bouts by wrestlers of the highest ranks in the sumo mecca
Full description
Discover the art of Sumo, the time-honored traditional Japanese martial art with 1,500 years of history, watching top-division wrestlers compete with real-time commentary by a local expert. 

To get the most out of this tournament, the local guide will share some "homework" with guests before the event. After your booking, the local partner will send you some online materials to help you be better prepared for the spectacle.

On the day of the tournament, meet the guide at Ryogoku Station for a quick, 30-minute refresher session. Then, walk through the impressive tournament venue, Ryogoku Kokugikan, and admire the memorabilia in the museum while listening to stories from the guide. 

After getting familiar with the venue, you will be seated either closer to the ring in seat A or further back in seat B, depending on which option you chose. Regardless of the seat, you will see exactly the same program: approximately 20 bouts by top-division wrestlers with live commentary in English. 

You will be seated at around 3:30 to watch the program unfold:

3:40 PM – Ring entering ceremony by Makuuchi (top division) wrestlers
3:55 PM – Ring entering ceremony by Yokozuna (grand champion) wrestlers
5:55 PM – Final bout of the day

This tour is bookable for the following dates in 2020:
May 25 - 29, June 1 - 5, Sep. 14 -18, Sep. 21 -25
Includes
  • Admission fees to the tournament
  • Real-time commentary in English
  • Gratuities (Guides will not accept them)
  • Information package with tournament information
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet the local guide outside the ticket gate of the west exit of Ryogoku Station on JR East Sobu Line. The station number is JB 21. The guide will be holding a recognizable sign. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the start of the activity.

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Important information
Know before you go
• All tours will start on time so guests can enjoy themselves as planned. If you are running late you may meet the group along the way, but no refunds will be provided
Organized by

Shitamachi t Pro Co., Ltd.

Product ID: 361130