Tokyo Grand Sumo Tournament

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  • Sumo wrestling matches are held in January, May and September annually
  • Enhance your knowledge of this 1,500 year old sport from your English speaking guide
  • Watch a live sumo match and witness the special rituals that surround the tournament

What to expect

It's arguably the number one thing to do in Tokyo to complete your Japan trip: the unique chance to watch a real sumo match! Soak up the electric atmosphere around Ryogkoku, the prime area for sumo wrestling in Tokyo, as you make your way to the stadium with your coveted ticket in hand for the annual Grand Sumo Tournament. Experience this 1,500 year old Japanese tradition accompanied by the indispensable knowledge of your English speaking guide. You'd better act fast, the event only runs for a couple of weeks in September and tickets sell out very quickly!

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Experience the unique rituals surrounding sumo wrestling
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Let your English speaking guide explain this 1500 year old tradition as you watch
ryogkoku sumo stadium
Soak up the electric atmosphere of Ryogkoku Stadium
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Explore the Sumo Museum and other fascinating sites around the arena
sukiyaki set
After the tournament, delight yourself in this delicious Sukiyaki set
chanko hot pot
Keep your appetite satisfied with this Chanko Hotpot after the intense wrestling fight

Things to note

Insider Tips:

  • Between matches, be sure to check out the area and see championship flags at the arena entrance lobby and the array of sumo memorabilia on display at the Sumo Museu


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