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Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
Perfect for all ages and skill level
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
This unique 2.5-hour small-group sumo experience offers the perfect opportunity to dive into Japan’s important sumo wrestling culture. A former wrestler will act as your guide for the day and usher you around some of the most important places for sumo wrestling in the area, including the stadium where matches are held, Ryogoku kokugikan, as well as a sumo supply shop.
The stadium is located in Tokyo’s Ryogoku district, a sumo wrestling hot spot, where it’s not uncommon to see wrestlers walking around wearing the traditional ‘yukata’ uniform. Meet, chat and watch the athletes during your visit and learn how the sport works from your friendly guide. Depending on the time of year, you may even get to watch a sumo tournament underway (tournaments are held in January, May and September).
In addition to visiting Ryogoku, your tour also includes a stop at Asakusa, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Tokyo. Part of the ‘shitamachi,’ or ‘low city,’ Asakusa offers the chance to visit a 7th-century temple, Sensoji. Shop for snacks and souvenirs on Nakamise Street, which leads to the temple’s entrance. By the end of your tour, you’ll be an expert in sumo culture.
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Led by Sumo wrestler
Food and drinks
Transportation to/from a meeting spot
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
A maximum of 8 people per booking
A moderate amount of walking is involved
Minimum age is 10 years
Please note that a wrestler may be just-retired sumo wrestler if active wrestler is not available due to tournaments or other reasons. Of course, there is no difference in the quality or knowledge about sumo world.
At the ticket gate of JR Ryogoku station West exit