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[Sumo Tournament / 【S】Seat] Tokyo Grand Sumo Tournament Tour with Premium Ticket

[Sumo Tournament / 【S】Seat] Tokyo Grand Sumo Tournament Tour with Premium TicketSumo Premium Ticket Included. explore Ryogoku, the sacred place of sumo, walking tour with a local guide. Learn the history, culture, and rules of sumo to fully enjoy sumo matches in Ryogoku Kokugikan hall.

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

What makes this tour unique

  • Walking tour with S-ranked 2nd-floor Sumo tickets available only on MagicalTrip.
  • Take a stroll around Ryogoku, the sacred place of Sumo, with a local guide to learn more about sumo.
  • Explore historical spots such as temples and other places related to the development of sumo.
  • After learning how to enjoy Sumo tournament fully, enter the Sumo Kokugikan hall at 3pm and enjoy watching the sumo match (ends at 6pm)
Why Jim Recommends This Tour

Tips and recommendations by our official guides

Welcome to the sacred place of Sumo, Ryogoku.

Sumo matches have been held in Ryogoku since the early Edo period, about 400 years ago. As a result, Ryogoku has a strong historical connection with Sumo. Most notably, Ryogoku Kokugikan Sumo Hall hosts the grand sumo tournament three times a year. On this tour, a local guide will lead you to historical Sumo sites and share essential knowledge and fun facts to enhance your enjoyment of the Sumo tournament.

Sumo boasts a rich history, even featuring in ancient myths with Japanese gods. Over time, it evolved into a Shinto ritual for the nobility and became a favored training method for samurai. During the Edo period (1603-1867), it transformed into a popular entertainment loved by the masses.

Given its extensive history and deep-rooted traditions, Sumo comes with numerous rules and customs that might be challenging to grasp without guidance. On this tour, after a stroll through the streets of Ryogoku where our guide will delve into Sumo history, you'll head directly to Ryogoku Kokugikan. This preparation will provide insights and tips, ensuring you derive maximum enjoyment from watching the Sumo matches.

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Official guide

What's included
Tokyo Grand Sumo Tournament Ticket in Ryogoku Kokugikan - 2nd Floor (S) rank seat (1st ~3rd row)
Special seats at Ryogoku Kokugikan
Tour photos
You'll get photos taken during the tour by your guide after the tour via email.

Let's meet up at Ryogoku station where many historical and cultural sites of Sumo are gathered and get ready for watching Sumo tournament.

Firstly, this tour is designed for those who wish to fully immerse themselves in the Sumo tournament experience. It offers an exclusive opportunity with S-ranked 2nd-floor Sumo tickets, a privilege typically reserved solely for Japanese citizens. During this tour, we'll explore Ryogoku, the revered heartland of Sumo. Our guide will lead you to various locations, providing cultural and historical insights that enhance your appreciation of the Sumo tournament. We'll commence by explaining the fundamental rules of Sumo and delving into the deep-rooted connection between Ryogoku and this ancient sport. As we traverse the town, our insights and stories about Sumo will unfold, enriching your overall experience.

Enjoy walking around Ryogoku to visit some historical spots such as Edo Noren gai, sumo statues, and a temple.

Our journey through Ryogoku starts from Edo Noren gai where we can see the real size of sumo ring. Our guide will explain the basic rules of Sumo and share some tips to enjoy the match. After that, we walk around the town to visit some Sumo historical spots. Then, we'll make pit stops at an exclusive sumo souvenir shop and a traditional Japanese sweets store—both unique to this area.

Enjoy the Sumo tournament with high-ranked seats!

Following this, we'll head to the Ryogoku Kokugikan. This is a prime opportunity as the esteemed higher-ranked rikishi make their entrance. If fortune favors you, you might get a close-up glimpse of them. For your convenience, we've secured premium S-seats on the second floor, placing you within the first three rows from the front. Once settled, immerse yourself in the sumo spectacle, armed with the insights you've gleaned from our tour! Tour itself ends around 3pm, but the sumo tournament will end around 6pm, and the later the time, the stronger the matches between Sumo wrestlers. Please help this information for planning your schedule.

Meeting Point

In front of Seven-Eleven Convenience Store next to Ryogoku Edo NOREN, located right outside West 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


  • JR Ryogoku Station
  • Edo Noren Gai
  • Walking around Sumo historical spots
  • Eko-in Temple
  • Ryogoku Kokugikan hall
  • Entrance the hall at 3pm (Tour ends)
  • Watch the Sumo tournament (It ends at 6pm)
Remarks
  • Tour itself ends around 3pm, but the sumo tournament will end around 6pm, and the later the time, the stronger the matches between Sumo wrestlers. Please help this information for planning your schedule.
  • On the last day of Sumo tournament (May 26th) because the S ranked seats (1~3 front row on the 2nd floor)were all full, so the ticket on this day in all A ranked seat, which are 4 - 6 front row seats on 2nd floor.
  • Please be prepared for hot temperature in summer.
  • The itinerary for this tour includes some locations that are not accessible by a wheelchair or stroller.
  • This tour is not recommended for people with mobility issues, if you have walking problems we recommend booking a private tour.
  • 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.
Cancel Policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 72 hours in advance of the tour starting time.
  • Free date/time rescheduling up to 72 hours before the tour starting time (depending on availability).
FAQ of This Tour
Where is the seat for the tournament ticket included in this tour?

The seat is located in the 1st to 3rd front row of the 2nd floor called S-ranked seat, typically reserved only for citizens of Japan.

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What time do sumo tournaments end?

The guided tour lasts for 1.5 hours and ends at 3:00 pm. However, sumo matches at Ryogoku Kokugikan Sumo Arena will be held until 6:00 p.m. The later the time, the more exciting the fights will be, as the stronger wrestlers (Yokozuna, Ozeki, and Sekiwake) participate later. So, please use this information to help plan your evening.

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