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Tokyo Grand Sumo Tournament

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4 hrs 15 mins

Catch a heated match of sumo wrestling at the Ryogoku Stadium and be part of a Japanese tradition steeped in history and culture.

Highlights

  • Grab your tickets to fast-selling seats at the Tokyo Grand Sumo Tournament
  • Discover memorabilia and ceremonial aprons of ancient origins at the Sumo Museum
  • Bear witness to traditional combat between bulky wrestlers on an elevated ring made of clay and sand
  • Choose between A or B class seating on the 2nd floor of the stadium
  • Soak up the electric energy of a charged audience at the Ryogoku Stadium
  • As a gift, receive a booklet in English on everything Sumo to understand the sport better
  • Your English-speaking guide who is also a sumo fan will narrate principles of this age-old tradition
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Your Experience

Meet your group at Ryogoku View Hotel and start your day with a visit to the Sumo Museum. Here, you will find exhibitions and portraits relating to significant events that make up the history of sumo, along with ceremonial aprons worn by retired noteworthy wrestlers. After familiarizing yourself with this age-old tradition, you will be on your way to witness the grand tournament.

The Tokyo Grand Sumo Tournament aims to evoke the spirit of a traditional sport steeped in Shinto culture, in the hearts of a global audience. The tournament will see different ranks of sumo wrestlers grapple it out, from Makuuchi to Yokozuna or in other words, the grand champion! Sumo is characterised by a fine balance between traditional respect and electric energy, which collide to create an atmosphere where anticipation hangs heavy.

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Inclusions

  • Pick-up service
  • A/B class arena chair seat on the 2nd floor
  • English-speaking guide
  • ’The Sumo’ booklet
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Exclusions

  • Meals
  • Drop-off service
  • Additional gratuities

Discounted Tickets

Children aged 3 and under can join for free, provided they sit on the lap of a parent or guardian while watching. If the child requires a seat, please purchase a child ticket (available for ages 4-11)

Ticket Information

In the next step of your booking, choose your desired seating plan:

  • Seats A on 2F (Depart from Ryogoku)
  • Seats B on 2F (Depart from Ryogoku)
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Know Before You Go

Schedule

Tour Operation Calendar

10 - 24 May, 2020
13 - 27 Sep, 2020

Tour Itinerary

  • 2:15 PM - 2:45 PM: Departure from Ryogoku View Hotel
  • Approx 30min visit to the Sumo Museum at Ryogoku Kokugikan
  • 3:45 PM: Makuuchi Wrestler Ceremonial Entrance
  • 4:00 PM: Yokozuna Grand Champion Ring Entrance
  • 4:10 PM: Intense bouts between the highest division wrestlers
  • 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM: End of the tour

Wheelchair Accessibility

  • For those participating in a wheelchair, please indicate the same in the free entry field at the time of booking
  • As Ryogoku Kokugikan's wheelchair storage area is on the 1st floor, please go to the 2nd floor on your own or with the help of an accompanying group member
  • When heading to the seats there are stairs and escalators going up and down

Important Information

  • Seating assignments will be given on the day of the tour
  • Please note that you will have to wait to be taken to your seat by the National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter 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). You will be taken to your seat once the event is over
  • Depending on congestion conditions on the day, customers may be asked to tour around the Sumo Museum on their own
  • Please refrain from bringing food and drinks into the arena. Instead, purchase refreshments from the vendors inside
  • Participants are allowed to take a break or have a meal at the dining hall while the match is going on
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Cancellation Policy

Get a full refund on cancellations made 9 days prior to the activity

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My Tickets

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly after the purchase
  • Please display the same along with a valid photo ID at the meeting point
  • Kindly ensure that you arrive 10-15 minutes before the start time of your tour to avoid any delays

Meeting Point

  • Your meeting point is - Ryogoku View Hotel, in front of Ooichou Restaurant
  • Address: 2 Chome-19-1 Ryōgoku, Sumida City, Tokyo 130-0026, Japan
  • Time: 2:15 PM - 2:25 PM

Getting There

Take JR Sobu Line to Ryogoku Station, go across the crosswalk, go up the stairs outside Ryogoku View Hotel to the 2nd-floor meeting location Sakura-tei/Ooichou Restaurant

Validity

Your ticket is valid for the date and time selected during the booking

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