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Tokyo Sumo Morning Practice Tour in Ryogoku

Tokyo Sumo Morning Practice Tour in RyogokuWatch real sumo morning training with a local guide

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  • 2.5 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"!
Why Rina Recommends This Tour

Tips and recommendations by our official guides

Many Japanese enjoy Sumo on TV or at the arena, 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 this during the 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 the opportunity 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 world of Sumo.

We hope to see you all in this tour!!

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Rina

Official guide

What's included
Entrance fee of Sumo morning practice
You'll get to enter one of the Sumo stables around the area.
Tour photos
You'll get photos taken during the tour by your guide after the tour via email.
An english-speaking guide
2.5 hours with a local guide

Watch the Sumo morning training at a Sumo stable 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.

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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.

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Our local guide will take you some historical spots of Sumo and explain culture and history

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 guide will share interesting culture and history of sumo at some historical spots.

If there is no availability or you are looking for different Sumo tours in Tokyo, check this page for more Sumo tours!

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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"

Itinerary


  • Meet up at Ryogoku station
  • Learn about Sumo from the guide
  • Watching sumo practice in a Sumo stable
  • Walk around Sumo cultural spots around Ryogoku area
  • Return to Ryogoku station
Remarks
  • 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 ill with either sneezing or coughing to protect the wrestlers’ health conditions.
  • As Sumo stables have 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 of cancellation of 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 photos of the 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 reject for any given reason.
  • 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 the toilet before the tour starts.
  • The duration of sumo practice may prolong sometimes, which may cause the tour to end later than the estimated time.
  • The itinerary for this tour includes some locations that are not accessible by a wheelchair or stroller.
  • 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 a refund or reschedule if you are late for the tour and miss the group.
  • We may request 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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