Minimum participants required for this tour : 1 person
Rate per Person (JPY)
approx. 5 hours.
Req. per Booking
1 – 20 guests
Req. to Run Tour
Tour Guide/Conductor Language
Audio Guide Language
English-speaking guide, Other admission fees and transportation costs included in the tour
This tour can be joined from various meeting points mainly located at major hotels throughout Tokyo. Head from the meeting location to Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal
Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal
Please show your reservation confirmation sheet at reception.
Access to Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal:
A 1-minute walk from Hamamatsucho Station (JR Line or Tokyo Monorail) or Daimon Station (Toei Asakusa Line or Toei Oedo Line)
The tour meeting location is inside the World Trade Center Annex on the 1st floor (Bus Terminal). Take the stairs down from the 2nd floor concourse.
Daimon Station or Hamamatsucho Station (20 min)
Oedo Subway Line or JR Line
Ryogoku Station (5 min)
The whole area around Ryogoku Station is filled with the atmosphere of the Grand Sumo Tournament. There are also many chanko hot pot restaurants run by former sumo wrestlers in this area.
Watch Sumo at Ryogoku Kokugikan (240 min)
Participants will watch sumo matches from 2nd floor, B-class chair seating, after visiting the Sumo Museum. Enjoy the thrilling matches from your reserved seat. A sumo brochure is also provided.
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.
Participants are allowed to purchase food or items, or take a break or have a meal at the dining hall while the match is going on.
The sumo matches are held from the lower ranks to the higher ranks, beginning with the junior division.
15:45- Makuuchi Wrestler Ceremonial Entrance.
The atmosphere in the arena brightens instantly as senior division wrestlers wearing vivid ‘kesho-mawashi’ ceremonial aprons enter the ring and form a circle.
16:00- Yokozuna Grand Champion Ring Entrance.
The yokozuna enter the ring accompanied by two apprentices.
16:10- Intense bouts between the highest division wrestlers begin.
How to enjoy Sumo:
Watching the sumo matches is the main event, but there are many other things to enjoy at the Kokugikan arena.
First, check out the arena entrance lobby to look at the championship flags and other items given to champion sumo wrestlers. The lobby is also a popular spot for photo taking.
Secondly, the arena houses a Sumo Museum where important sumo related items such as woodblock prints, folding screens and ceremonial aprons from as far back as the Edo period are on display. Check out the exhibit during a break in the sumo matches.
Finally, don’t forget to browse through the various sumo-related goods that are on sale.
18:30 – 18:30
Chanko Hot Pot or Sukiyaki Dinner
Look forward to a meal of chanko hot pot– the source of sumo wrestlers’ power– or Japan’s popular sukiyaki.
19:30 – 19:30
Please head to your next destination on your own after dinner.
Term & Conditions
– Departure date : Please contact our team for the details
– Itinerary, departure date and tour fare based on subject to change with or without prior notice
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