Sumo Practice in Tokyo

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Watch sumo wrestlers at morning training

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  • Free Cancelation - 72 Hrs Notice
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  • 30 Min - 2 Hrs Duration
  • English
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  • Minimum 1 Travelers To Book
  • Meet Up With Guide
  • Get a close up look at the sumo wrestlers' morning fight practice
  • Observe the physical practice and cultural traditions of sumo for around 2 hours
  • Watch in awe as the wrestlers practice the art of sumo
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  • Ivan 18 Apr 2019
    One of the greatest experiences I had in Tokyo so far. Even though you are not provided with any commentary as to what is happened and you sit on the hard wooden floor for about 1.5 hours, it’s still worth it. Despite their size, sumo wrestlers are very agile. Don’t forget to try some chanko nabe for lunch while you’re in Ryogoku. Chanko Tomoegata is recommended.

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What To Expect

It's a fair statement to say that sumo wrestling must be one of the world's most unique national sports. Sumo originated in Japan as early as the 1600s and Japan remains the only country where this heavyweight sport is practiced professionally. Fighters live in communal 'stables' where every aspect of their daily lives is dictated by strict tradition. These traditions, etiquette and customs are not taken lightly. Many sumo stables are not open to foreign visitors and for those that are, even spectactors are expected to adhere to certain rules. Meet up with your tour group outside the designated meet up point in Tokyo before you visit to the stables and watch the wrestlers practice the art of sumo. Make sure not to eat, talk loudly, or take photos with bright flashes or loud noises so you don't distract the wrestlers!

Sumo practice
Get the rare opportunity to see real sumo wrestlers train
Sumo training
Visit the communal 'stables' where the wrestlers live together
Sumo wrestler close up
Watch the sumo wrestlers do their morning training regime
Sumo fight
Watch intently as they practice the art of sumo
Activity Information
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Confirmation:

  • You will receive confirmation of your booking's availability within 1 business day. Once confirmed, we will send you the voucher via email
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Additional Information

Additional Information:

  • Participants must be aged 13+
  • Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, KLOOK will double confrim the specific time after booking
  • You must not eat, drink, talk, use camera flashes or loud shutter sounds, leave the room in the middle of practice or cause any other disturbances that may distract the wrestlers
  • After practice, you may can take photos subject to availability
How To Use
  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity
  • The voucher is valid only on the date and time specified

Meet Up Information

  • Time: 7:30am at a designated location in Tokyo. You will be notified of the exact meet up location via e-mail before the tour

Ending Location:

  • Usually around 10:00-10:30am at Ryogoku station (Subway or JR)
Cancelation Policy
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 72 hours prior to the activity
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Reviews (28) 3.8
  • Ivan 18 Apr 2019
    One of the greatest experiences I had in Tokyo so far. Even though you are not provided with any commentary as to what is happened and you sit on the hard wooden floor for about 1.5 hours, it’s still worth it. Despite their size, sumo wrestlers are very agile. Don’t forget to try some chanko nabe for lunch while you’re in Ryogoku. Chanko Tomoegata is recommended.
  • Meihui Judith 25 Dec 2018
    Received my information about where to meet a few days before the activity. The instructions on how to get there were extremely detailed. Remember to be on time and follow all the instructions, if not you would be really ride and disrespectful! No videos allowed. A lady almost got kicked out because she failed to follow instructions, TWICE. (kind of wish that had happened lol) All in all, a really interesting activity and one that I really enjoyed. :)
  • Justine 24 Apr 2019
    Clear instructions. Knowledgeable guide and such an amazing experience. Although you are only watching a practice the sumo athletes give it 💯. I would recommend everyone to experience this.
  • KENNETH 5 Dec 2018
    Excellent. Great guide and very knowledgeable. Easy joining. instructions. Well worth the money. Totally enjoyed the experience.
  • Tanya 11 Oct 2018
    We really enjoyed this experience. We arrived a little before our start time at the stable per the instructions via email that we received. Once everyone arrived we were led into the space and told to be quiet for the 60+ minutes, which was not a big deal. We were able to see the wrestlers warm up, practice, cool down and then were able to take a photo with a few of them at the end. My mom and my nephew also said it was our coolest experience in Japan and we were all happy we went.
  • Mahmudah 29 Dec 2017
    This is a really unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience, and it's worth every penny. One note: you'll be sitting on the floor for around two hours, unable to move, so wear comfortable clothes and use the bathroom before you enter the stable. Older kids would probably enjoy this, but for younger kids, it might get boring and they might get impatient and antsy, so keep that in mind if you're traveling with a family.
  • Emily 5 Jun 2016
    so awesome! this was an experience not to miss! it was fascinating to see the wrestlers train and to get a better understanding of their training and lifestyle. *note if you have back problems, I don't recommend this activity! you have to sit on the floor for up to 3 hours and you can't stretch your legs out in front of you, so it gets a bit uncomfortable. but otherwise, this is worth every penny!
  • Manuel 9 Aug 2018
    Great experience. Meeting point was directly at the stable. Free picture with sumo wrestlers at the end of training for free.
  • Chun To 2 Sep 2018
    quite an interesting experience but it would be better to have some background information provided beforehand
  • Katrina Nicole 27 Jan 2018
    The guide, Kota-san was really kind as he went back for us because we arrived a little late. He was also very knowledgeable about Sumo and answered all of our questions well.
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