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Watch Sumo Demonstration
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Watch Sumo Demonstration

  • English English
  • 2 hours

Don't miss this unique opportunity for a first-hand experience of Japan's national sport - watch professional sumo wrestlers at their morning training session!

What happens during a sumo training session?

Sumo is the national sport of Japan, and it involves numerous traditional rituals both before and after the wrestling itself. Settle in on a tatami mat to learn about the history, movements, training and tournament and add a unique experience to your trip to Japan.

You'll learn about the strict routine that the wrestlers must stick to, and get to understand the practices to follow during the training sessions. For example, you must remain seated during the practice session as a sign of respect and admiration.

The many different techniques of this ancient sport will be revealed to you as you attend this session; you'll observe how the youngest wrestlers prepare food for their elders, who follow a specific diet to gain weight. Attending a sumo training session is the perfect opportunity to learn about the rituals and costumes of Japan's national sport and to admire the daily sacrifices of those who practice it.

Then, after the performance, you can take pictures with the former wrestlers and if you are brave enough you can try your hand at some of the moves at a sumo match. Then, you'll enjoy a typical sumo wrestler's lunch: chanko-nabe, a delicious hotpot with meatballs, udon noodles and various vegetables.

Important information

The meet point is different on Mondays and Thursdays:

  • Mondays: Asakusa Chanko Ba
  • Thursdays: Genghis Khan Yukidaruma Ryogoku Beya

Price

Adults Children from 3 to 11 Children under 3
Sumo practice
US$ 92.10
US$ 46
Free

Sumo practice

  • Adults

    US$ 92.1
  • Children from 3 to 11

    US$ 46
  • Children under 3

    Free

More Information

Duration

2 hours.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.

Included

Watch sumo wrestling demonstration.

Live commentary in English.

Lunch.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

Ticket

You will receive an email with your ticket attached which you must print out and show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

US$ 92.10
No hidden fees or surcharges

Cancellations

If you cancel 8 days before the day of the activity, we will refund you 80%. If you cancel 48 hours before the activity starts, we will refund you 70%. If you cancel 24 hours before the activity starts, we will refund you 60%. If you cancel 1 hour before the activity starts, we will refund you 50%. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.