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Sumo Wrestling Tournament Experience in Tokyo

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Sumida City, Japan

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Experience the excitement of Japanese sumo wrestling with this admission to one of the three annual tournaments that take place in Tokyo. Tour the stadium with a professional guide and learn about sumo culture and traditions while watching these massive warriors go head-to-head.
  • Attend one of the three annual sumo wrestling tournaments in Tokyo
  • Enjoy the excitement of a sumo tournament held at Ryogoku Kokugikan stadium
  • Great way to explore the traditions and history of sumo
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Sumo tournament ticket
Local and professional speaking guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks
Transportation fee to meeting point

Departure Point

RYŌGOKU STATION, 1-chōme-3-20 Yokoami, Sumida City, Tokyo 130-0015, Japan

Departure Time

3:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Make your way to Tokyo’s Ryogoku Station’s West Gate in early afternoon to begin your sumo experience. You’ll head inside Ryogoku Kokugikan, Tokyo’s famous sumo stadium. Enjoy the sumo museum and walk around Ryogoku the area with a professional guide who also loves sumo.

According to Japanese adherents of sumo, the sport dates back more than 1500 years, developing as an outgrowth of the country’s Shinto religious system. During the tournament, you’ll watch these massive wrestlers as they attempt to ‘force’ their opponent out of their ring, feeling the roar of the crowd as the momentum literally shifts back and forth between the competitors.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Ryogoku Kokugikan
Watch the grand sumo tournament.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Japan Wonder Travel

If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Sumo Wrestling Tournament Experience in Tokyo?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Sumo Wrestling Tournament Experience in Tokyo.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Sumo Wrestling Tournament Experience in Tokyo?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Sumo Wrestling Tournament Experience in Tokyo.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Sumo Wrestling Tournament Experience in Tokyo?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Sumo Wrestling Tournament Experience in Tokyo.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Sumo Wrestling Tournament Experience in Tokyo?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Sumo Wrestling Tournament Experience in Tokyo.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Sumo Wrestling Tournament Experience in Tokyo?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Sumo Wrestling Tournament Experience in Tokyo.

Traveler Tips


  • "I was lucky enough to travel in Sep thus the experience is worth it." See review
  • "Definitely a must do if you are in Japan during a Sumo tournament!" See review

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One of the best things I've done in Japan!
patelkedar91
, Feb 2020
This was one of the best tours I've been on! I usually avoid tours but if you go to this Sumo Wrestling event, this tour is amazingly fun and helpful. Yuko, my tour guide, was actually excited about sumo wrestling and gave just enough information before we entered the stadium. Seats were great and the bouts were easily visible! The best part about this tour was how Yuko told us stories of each sumo wrestler between the bouts that really brought a lot of personality to the whole event. When the crowd cheered, I often knew why! The fun was in those details! Thank you to Yuko for such an amazing tour! I highly suggest you give this a go if you're in Japan during the time this event runs!
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Great Experience
Jennifer R
, Jan 2020
Had a great time. Guide was really helpful. Tournament was sold out so it had a great atmosphere. Great arvo!
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A great Tokyo must do if you get the chance
NatalieKsamui
, Sep 2019
Lucky to secure tickets. Upper floor B grade seats. So enjoyed this typical Japanese sport. Viator made it possible to secure tickets
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Enriching one in a lifetime experience!
Nora A
, Sep 2019
Official sumo tournaments are held six times a year, and three of those are held in Tokyo in January, May and September. I was lucky enough to travel in Sep thus the experience is worth it. Its honored position as the national sport makes it an amazing and enriching experience for every traveler to take!
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A great way to experience sumo!
thomas123456789tom
, Sep 2019
Definitely a must do if you are in Japan during a Sumo tournament! Yoko (the guide) was fantastic! She was super knowledgeable about sumo and told the tour group many interesting facts about sumo. I was able to enjoy the sumo experience much better with Yoko’s knowledge! Highly recommended!
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amazing experience with brilliant host
Habibbie107
, May 2019
booked this for my last night in Tokyo. Really great to see. Our host Yuriko was amazing. She was full of knowledge and clearly had a passion for the sport. She was very clear at guiding us into the stadium at to our seats. She also helped to explain what was happening in the ring and why. As Yuriko was guiding us to what we were seeing it made the experience even better. she was full of knowledge and constantly sharing which was great. Highly recommended.
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Sumo Tournament
Relax06756951705
, May 2019
Enjoyable experience.Guide was very friendly and informative about the origins of sumo. Perhaps we should have had better seats for the money we paid
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Great to see the Sumo in person. Met...
David N
, Jan 2018
Great to see the Sumo in person. Met by 2 Guides at the station beside the Sumo Hall. We did not have lunch before the tour and bought O-Bento's to take with us. We shouldn't have as the rules say no food or drink to be brought into the tournament. There was ample food and drink to buy inside at reasonable prices. Walking the local area as the change over between divisions was interesting but lacked a special touch such as meeting a junior Sumo at a stable. Tournament seat, view and the broadcast audio were good.
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Loved this tour. We were provided...
Teresa K
, Jan 2017
Loved this tour. We were provided with very knowledgable english speaking guide. She explained all the intricacies of what we were watching. It made it all the more enjoyable.
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