Sumo Tournament Experience in Tokyo

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  • 4 hr

The Sumo Tournament Experience in Tokyo with Japan Awaits is an experience at the famous Grand Sumo Tournament that occurs only three times a year in Tokyo (January, May, and September). The experience allows guests to learn about sumo traditions and culture with an English-speaking tour guide (expert in sumo wrestling) while watching one of the most exciting sports in Japan. This is a join-in group experience with about 10 - 17 guests (minimum of 8 people is required to operate this tour; if we do not have enough bookings, the tour will be canceled and the guest will receive a full refund).

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Japan Awaits

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Ryogoku Kokugikan

The Sumo Tournament Experience is a 4-hour experience at the official basho (sumo tournament) with a group of up to 20 people. On this tour, not only will you learn about many ancient Japanese traditions that have been preserved in sumo, including ritual elements such as the use of salt purification, you’ll also get to cheer on and greet the most famous sumo wrestlers in Japan as they are entering the stadium for their big match. Once you are inside of the stadium, you’ll be seated at B class reserved seats, which has the best view of the match with chair seatings in the stadium. You’ll learn about the history and culture of sumo wrestling, as well as learn about some of the most famous sumo wrestlers throughout history and today in Japan. Enjoy the intense matches with explanations from your expert guide and cheer on your favorite sumo wrestlers along with dedicated local fans.
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