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Tokyo: Morning Sumo Practice Viewing

Product ID: 321458
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Witness an authentic, early-morning sumo practice. Pick up insights into the tradition of sumo wrestling during this three-hour experience.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Booklets
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Get the opportunity to watch a sumo practice at close range
  • Be amazed by the sights and sounds of these men throwing their bodies at each other
  • Get the most out of your trip to Tokyo with this unique experience
Full description
Discover the age-old Japanese art of sumo wrestling on this immersive tour. After meeting your guide, listen to a brief overview of the origin, history, and rules of sumo wrestling as you stroll under the world's tallest self-standing broadcasting tower. After a brief walk, reach a sumo stable and watch an early-morning practice. 

Watch as the wrestlers begin their practice matches and be blown away by the sights and sounds of these sweaty and angry-looking wrestlers hitting their bodies against each other repeatedly. Witness the pure mass of their bodies and be surprised by how supple they are. After the practice, you may have the opportunity for a photo with the wrestlers before they break for their first meal of the day, chanko nabe, a healthy nutritious hot pot.
Includes
  • Admission fees
  • Photo session with sumo wrestlers
  • English-speaking guide
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

The meeting point is at exit B3 of Oshiage station, A20 of Toei Asakusa subway Line or Oshiage station Z14 of Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line. Your guide will meet you right outside the ticket gate.

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Important information
Know before you go
• The sumo demonstration is a serious daily practice and not a tourist attraction and therefore you must follow the instruction of your guide at all times during the demonstration
• You must stay still and refrain from talking to other guests during the sumo demonstration
• Please do not offer any gratuities to your guide as they will not accept them
• Photo sessions with the sumo wrestlers are not guaranteed
Organized by

Shitamachi t Pro Co., Ltd.

Product ID: 321458