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Authentic Sumo Experience in Tokyo : Enter the Sanctuary

Authentic Sumo Experience in Tokyo : Enter the SanctuaryImmerse yourself in the deep culture of sumo and discover the secrets of wrestlers' strength.

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

What makes this tour unique

  • Experience the actual training of sumo wrestlers in a real sumo stable
  • A guide explains the history and traditions of sumo with many tips for enjoying sumo matches
  • At last, you will have a Sumo match with a rikishi! (Only if you want.) Women and children can also participate!
  • Make chicken dumplings for chanko-nabe, a dish that builds the body of a sumo wrestler, and eat them together!
  • Easy Access! 10 minutes from Yokohama Station, 20 minutes from Tokyo Station, 30 minutes from Shinjuku Station!
Why Jim Recommends This Tour

Tips and recommendations by our official guides

Welcome to the traditional and deep world of sumo!

This is an authentic sumo tour that allows you to experience the history, tradition, and secrets of sumo's strength, which even Japanese people rarely have the chance to experience.
Sumo is deeply connected with Shintoism, an ancient Japanese religion, and Samurai, and has been used in Japanese Shinto rituals and events since ancient times.
Even today, sumo is extremely popular and tickets are always sold out.
The greatest appeal of this tour is that you will not only learn about the life and training of sumo wrestlers, which has more significance than the sport itself, but you will also be able to experience the secrets of sumo's strength.

We invite you to experience the tradition and charm of sumo for yourself by practicing and competing alongside sumo wrestlers!

After practice and matches, you will be served chanko-nabe, the dish that builds the body of a sumo wrestler.
Let's make the main ingredient, chicken dumplings, together and enjoy a delicious lunch together.

You can ask questions to the rikishi, take pictures, and even make hand-printed paper,
We recommend this as an unforgettable Tokyo sightseeing experience!

It takes only 20 minutes from Tokyo Station and 30 minutes from Shinjuku Station,
If you are looking for an active and in-depth experience in Tokyo, please join us!

Of course, women and children are welcome to join and participate the experience!

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Jim

Official guide

What's included
SUMO Experience
You can practice traditional Sumo training
4 Hours of a Local Guide
Our local guide will share many historical and cultural facts to enjoy Sumo more deeply
Sumo Wrestler's Lunch
Chanko Nabe Hot Pot, a meal for Sumo wrestlers to make their bodies bigger, is included
Tour Photos
Guide will take some photos during the tour and share it later by email
Original designed T-shirt
"Enter the Sanctuary" original T-Shirt is included for each customer

Meet up at Shin Kawasaki station and vist a real sumo stable where it was officially used until 2022.

Guide will share how Sumo wrestlers live in a real life and tradition and history of Sumo.

Meet your local guide at the Shin-Kawasaki station and head to the real Sumo stable, which was officially used until 2022. First, your guide will explain the unique lifestyle and customs of the sumo world, followed by a room tour to see the dining room, bath, and practice area, where you can get a glimpse of the life of sumo wrestlers. Afterwards, you will be seated right in front of the sumo ring to watch a morning sumo practice session.

See how Sumo practice starts in a daily life and know the traditional Sumo moves with the reasons behind to make Sumo wrestlers stronger

Usually, Sumo morning practice begins around 7:00 a.m. and lasts for three to four hours, and a unique training session has continued since the Samurai era. In this tour, you will first see how the morning practice begins, what kind of movements are used, and why. Afterwards, guests who wish to participate will have the opportunity to experience these movements with us and see firsthand how rigorous the training is.

Learn the rules and techniques of sumo, and have a Sumo match with sumo wrestlers at last!

Women and children are also welcome to participate!

After experiencing sumo practice, the guide will explain sumo rules, moves, and techniques and the Sumo wrestlers show how a real sumo match begins. Afterwards, those who wish to participate will have the opportunity to fight with a sumo wrestler as if it were a real match. Please feel the size and strength of sumo wrestlers with your own body.

After the match, we make and eat together chicken dumplings for chanko-nabe, a dish that builds the body of a sumo wrestler.

Recommended as an active Tokyo sightseeing tour because it's an easy access tour only 20mins from Tokyo station and 30mins from Shinjuku Station.

After the match, we will eat chanko-nabe together, a dish that makes sumo wrestler's body big. We make Chicken dumplings, the main ingredient of the chanko-nabe, with the wrestlers, and everyone eats together around a table that was actually used in the sumo room. While eating lunch, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and enjoy conversation with the rikishi. You can also take pictures and make memorial handprints paper! This tour is Easy Access, 20 minutes from Tokyo Station and 30 minutes from Shinjuku Station, so it is recommended as an active and deep tour of Tokyo.

"Enter the Sanctuary" original T-Shirt is included for each customer!

Before joining the Sumo practice, we offer a T-shirt and shorts. You can keep the T-shirt as a souvenir after the tour. (Shorts are not included in the tour package) It's a one-of-a-kind item, exclusively available here. Sizes range from 100cm to 3L, catering to both children and adults.

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Meeting Point

Shin Kawasaki Station

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  • In front of Shin Kawasaki Station gate. (There is only one gate.)

Itinerary


  • Meet up at Shin Kawasaki Station
  • Room Tour of Kawasaki-beya
  • Train with the wrestlers
  • Play match with a wrestler
  • Chank-nabe lunch
  • Return to Shin Kawasaki Station
Remarks
  • Out of respect for our 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 48 hours in advance of the tour starting time.
  • Free date/time change up to 48 hours till the tour starting time.
  • Cancellation after the starting time or no show, we offer no refund or date/time change.
  • We will start the tour on time. Being late for more than 5 minutes without contacting us will be regarded as a cancellation without any refund.
FAQ of This Tour
Can children and women participate the sumo experience?

Yes, children and women can participate the sumo experience (training and match)

What sizes of T-shirts are available?

T-shirt is available in sizes from 100 cm, 150cm, S, M, L, 2L, to 3L.

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