Tokyo Grand Sumo Tournament Viewing Tour

5 hr


Group Tour

Don't miss the opportunity to see a traditional sumo tournament when you're in Tokyo. Ride the subway with fellow sumo fans to the ‘kokugikan’ (sumo amphitheater) and enjoy several sumo-wrestling matches in the afternoon. Beforehand, visit the fascinating Sumo Museum to see sumo-related objects from the Edo period to the present. Upgrade your experience to include dinner at a chanko restaurant with delicious Japanese stew.
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Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Ryogoku Kokugikan, 1-3-28 Yokoami, Sumida 130-0015 Tokyo Prefecture


Duration: 3 hours

Important Details

  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Ryogoku Kokugikan
  • B-Class arena chair seat on the second floor
  • Sumo information pamphlet and sumo-ranking list (in English)
  • Dinner (only if "Dinner Included" option is selected)
Not Included
  • Hotel pickup/drop-off
  • Gratuities
Departure Point
1: Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal, 2 Chome-4 Hamamatsuchō, Minato City, Tokyo 105-0013, Japan
2: Ryogoku View Hotel, 2-chōme-19-1 Ryōgoku, Sumida City, Tōkyō-to 130-0026, Japan
Return Details
Ryōgoku, Sumida City, Tokyo 130-0026, Japan
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Infants between age 0 and 3 are free of charge provided they do not occupy a seat; no meal provided
  • If you prefer to include dinner in the tour: 1) Select "Dinner Included" option and specify "chanko hot pot" or "sukiyaki" in the Special Requirements field at checkout. If no meal preference is specified prior to tour departure, chanko hot pot will be served
  • Vegetarian option is available; a vegetarian request upon application. Please note that it is not possible to accept vegetarian requests, change of cuisine on the day.
  • For those participating in a wheelchair please make a request in the free entry field when booking. - As Ryogoku Kokugikan's wheelchair storage area is on the 1st floor, please go to the 2nd floor on your own or with the help of an accompanying group member. When heading to the seats there are stairs and escalators going up and down.
  • Please refrain from bringing food and drinks into the arena. Please purchase food and refreshments from the vendors inside the arena.
  • Please note that you may have to wait to be taken to your seat if one of the following events is underway at the time: a sumo match, the ring entering procession of the Makuuchi division wrestlers (dohyoiri), the ring entering procession of the Yokozuna, the ritual stomping ceremony, or a speech by the Sumo Association (on the first and the last tournament day). In such a case, you will be taken to your seat when the event is over.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Depending on congestion conditions on the day, customers may be asked to tour around the Sumo Museum on their own.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Participants will watch from 2nd floor B seats (rows 7-11, chair seating). Also, seats may not be designated. This information will be provided on the day of the tour.
  • Tours departing from Hamamatsucho will travel to Ryogoku by train, and customers may be required to make a transfer or use stairs/escalators, so please book a tour departing from Ryogoku.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

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