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Tokyo Sumo Morning Practice Tour in Ryogoku with Sumo Wrestler Lunch

Tokyo Sumo Morning Practice Tour in Ryogoku with Sumo Wrestler LunchWatch real sumo morning training with a local guide and have Sumo wrestler lunch after

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  • 3.5 hour tour
  • Small group tour
  • English speaking guide

What makes this tour unique

  • Watch the Sumo wrestler's morning practice at a Sumo Stable.
  • A Japanese guide will take you through to the "World of Sumo"!
  • Have Sumo wrestler lunch called Chanko hot pot after watching the practice
What's included
Entrance fee of Sumo morning practice
You'll get to enter one of the Sumo stables around the area.
Sumo wrestler lunch called Chanko hotpot
Tour photos
You'll get photos taken during the tour by your guide after the tour via email.
An english-speaking guide
3.5 hours with a local guide
Not included
  • Additional food and drink
Rina recommends

Tips and recommendations by our official guides

Many Japanese enjoy Sumo on TV or at the stadium, but it's exceptionally rare to find someone who's witnessed Sumo wrestlers' morning training up close!

Our tour offers an extraordinary and exclusive opportunity to observe their training from an intimate vantage point. You'll witness during this morning practice session.

And here's a bonus – if you're fortunate, Sumo wrestlers might even join you for photos after their training.

Even if you miss to watch a Sumo tournament match, this experience of watching their training will give you an idea of how the Sumo competition is like and what a Sumo-wrestler's day is like. We will explain more to you about the very interesting Sumo world.

We hope to see you all in this tour!!


Official guide

Watch the Sumo morning training at a Sumo table in Tokyo

Dive into the captivating world of Sumo, a distinctly Japanese sport with a rich history spanning over a millennium. Today, Sumo wrestlers maintain their ancient traditions, residing in dedicated sumo stables, and engaging in rigorous daily practice sessions.

Our tour offers an exclusive opportunity to witness these time-honored morning training rituals up close, providing a unique glimpse into Japan's enduring Sumo culture.

Local guides will explain the history, roots, customs, and even the appeal of sumo

Sumo has a long history, and there are many fascinating aspects that cannot be understood only by watching sumo. Our local guide will explain the basic roots and history of sumo, as well as the meaning of training and the life of sumo wrestlers. Since private conversation is strictly prohibited during the practice tour, we will also provide supplementary materials for the tour.


Experience the Chanko-nabe lunch, which Sumo wrestlers eat to build a big & strong body

After the sumo watching, we'll take a leisurely stroll through Ryogoku, the revered heartland of Sumo, uncovering its rich tapestry of sumo-related landmarks. Our journey continues to a restaurant where you can relish chanko-nabe, a staple in the daily diet of sumo wrestlers. Dive into this special lunch, a secret to the formidable physique of sumo athletes.


Meeting Point

In front of Re.Ra.Ku, located right outside East Exit of JR Ryogoku Station

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  • Please note that there will be two Ryogoku station and the meeting point is the one of JR line, (NOT Toei-Oedo line).
  • The guide will be holding a red/orange sign saying "Magical Trip"
  • Vegan / Vegetarian / Gluten-free lunch is only available on request in advance.
  • People who are less than 12 years old cannot join this tour. If we find out a guest under 12 year old, we might have to ask the guest not to join the tour without any refund.
  • Due to the situation of the worldwide spread of coronavirus, you may not be allowed to enter the sumo stable if you look sick with either sneezing or coughing to protect the wrestlers’ health condition.
  • As Sumo stables has the right to adjust their schedule in the last minute based on their tournament schedule and wrestlers' condition, please note that there is the possibility to cancel the tour due to the sudden change or cancellation of the practice by sumo stables. In that case, we will fully refund your booking shortly.
  • You do not need to pay for Sumo morning practice entrance fee.
  • Available for those who are only over 12 years old since those who are younger than 12 years old are not allowed inside the sumo morning practice.
  • Please be aware that guests may have to sit on the floor as most of stables do not usually offer chairs.
  • The sumo stable has the right to refuse guests who offend the rules of the stable and in this case, we will not be able to refund.
  • Sumo stables decide if the audiences are allowed to take the photos of sumo wrestlers or the photos with sumo wrestlers. Please note that there is the possibility that you cannot take those photos in the case the sumo stables rejected for whatever reasons.
  • In the case that the group is large, the group may be split into the different groups and each may visit different stables.
  • You may not be allowed to go to the toilet during the practice, so please make sure to go to toilet before the tour starts.
  • The duration of sumo practice may prolong sometimes, which may cause the tour end later than the estimated time.
  • Out of respect for other guests and to ensure the best tour for everyone, we must start the tour on time.
  • You will not be able to join the tour, get refund or rescheduled if you are late for the tour and missed the group.
  • We might sometime ask you to change the time/date depending on the availability of the Sumo morning practice schedule.
Cancel Policy
  • For a full refund, cancel 72 hours in advance of the tour date.
  • Free rescheduling up to 72 hours before the tour date (depending on availability).
FAQ of This Tour
I don't see any available dates in the calendar. Why?

There are two possible reasons:

1. Becase all dates are fully booked already as this tour is super popular and likely to be full very earily.

2. Because future tour dates have not been decided yet. This tour is taken place irregularly due to schedule of sumo stables.

Seems that all dates are fully booked. Do you have another Sumo tour?

Yes! we have another Sumo Practice tour. Find out more info here

Will the tour end at the meeting place?

Yes, the tour ends at the meeting place.

Can I leave during the practice session?

Yes, you may. In that case, Please tell you guide before you leave.

Is there another sumo tour including grand tournament tickets?

Yes! we offer Sumo Tour with premimum Sumo tournament ticket in Tokyo! Check this out!

▶︎ Sumo Tour wih Premium Sumo Tournament Ticket in Tokyo

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