Tokyo Sumo Wrestling Tournament Ticket and Guided Tour (January, May, September) Instant Confirmation

Makuuchi sumo wrestlers at the Grand Tournament

The elaborate kesho mawashi of the wrestlers

Get your reserved tickets to the Tokyo sumo tournament , the place to dive into the world of sumo wrestling and experience first-hand Japan’s National Sport!

  • Makuuchi sumo wrestlers at the Grand Tournament
  • Yokozuna wrestler entering the sumo ring
  • Sumo wrestlers fighting at the tournament
  • The rituals of the sumo tournament
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The huge tournaments take place three times a year in Tokyo, and this is your chance to see it. Only available in January, May, and September, this full day pageant of athleticism is Japan's national sport. Once, sumo was a performance meant to serve as entertainment for the Shinto gods. Then it became popular in the imperial courts, where matches were fought for the pleasure of emperors. Modern professional sumo wrestling can trace its roots back to the Edo Period in Japan, as a form of sporting entertainment. You will start with a visit to Tokyo’s Sumo Museum, then off to the Kokugikan to experience the excitement the big tournament. Watch the powerful wrestlers stomp and throw their opponents from the comfort of a coveted reserved seat. This uniquely Japanese experience is not to be missed!
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Price
Tournament Only
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Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 85.87
USD 85.87
Child (Age 4-11)
USD 85.87
USD 85.87
Infant (Age 0-3)
free
free
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Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 85.87
USD 85.87
Child (Age 4-11)
USD 85.87
USD 85.87
Infant (Age 0-3)
free
free
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    Watch the pagentry and the ritual of sumo.
  • Duration (incl. transportation): 4.5 - 6.5 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Available
  • Inclusion: English-speaking guide / Sumo Tournament ticket / English language pamphlet
  • Schedule
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  • Pick-up
    Time & Location
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  • Check-out
    Time & Location
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  • 12:15-13:40 Pick-up at select Tokyo hotels and Check-in at Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal
  • 13:40 Departure from Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal
    20150331_sumo4 The tour will go to Ryogoku Station from Hamamatsucho Station by train.

    The whole area around Ryogoku Station is filled with the excitement of the Grand Sumo Tournament. There are also many chanko stew restaurants run by former sumo wrestlers in this area.
  • Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan (240 minutes)
    20151231_sumo2 You will watch the sumo matches from 2nd-floor reserved seats, after visiting the Sumo Museum. Enjoy the thrilling matches and rituals being held before your eyes. A sumo brochure and English sumo ranking list are also provided.
  • Makuuchi Wrestler Ceremonial Entrance
    Makuuchi sumo wrestlers at the Grand Tournament The atmosphere in the arena brightens instantly as senior division wrestlers wearing vivid 'kesho-mawashi' ceremonial aprons enter the ring and form a circle.
  • Yokozuna Grand Champion Ring Entrance
    Yokozuna wrestler entering the sumo ring The yokozuna enters the ring accompanied by two apprentices.
  • Top Ranking Wrester Bouts
    Sumo wrestlers fighting at the tournament Feel the excitement rise as the intense bouts between the highest division wrestlers begin.
  • Other Things to Do
    Check out the arena entrance lobby, where championship flags and prizes are on display.
    Visit the Sumo Museum with woodblock prints, folding screens and ceremonial aprons from as far back as the Edo period.
    Grab a bite to eat from the plethora of vendors.
  • 18:00-18:30 Tour disbands at Ryogoku Kokugikan
Package detail / Schedule
Tournament and Chanko or Sukiyaki Dinner
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2 Enter number of traveller
Adult (Age 13 & over)
USD 119.32
USD 119.32
Child (Age 4-11)
USD 119.32
USD 119.32
Infant (Age 0-3)
free
free
Instant ConfirmationUSD 0.00USD 0.00
USD 0.00
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Total:
*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult (Age 13 & over)
USD 119.32
USD 119.32
Child (Age 4-11)
USD 119.32
USD 119.32
Infant (Age 0-3)
free
free
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    Watching a sumo tournament is unforgetable.
  • Duration (incl. transportation): 4.5 - 6.5 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Available
  • Inclusion: Dinner / English-speaking guide / Sumo Tournament ticket / English language pamphlet
  • Schedule
  •  
  • Pick-up
    Time & Location
  •  
  • Check-out
    Time & Location
  •  

  • 12:15-14:00 Pick-up at select Tokyo hotels and Check-in at Ryogoku View Hotel
  • 14:00 Departure from Ryogoku View Hotel
    20150331_sumo4 The tour will go to Ryogoku Station from Ryogoku View Hotel by foot.

    The whole area around Ryogoku Station is filled with the excitement of the Grand Sumo Tournament. There are also many chanko stew restaurants run by former sumo wrestlers in this area.
  • Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan (240 minutes)
    20151231_sumo2 You will watch the sumo matches from 2nd-floor reserved seats, after visiting the Sumo Museum. Enjoy the thrilling matches and rituals being held before your eyes. A sumo brochure and English sumo ranking list are also provided.
  • Makuuchi Wrestler Ceremonial Entrance
    Makuuchi sumo wrestlers at the Grand Tournament The atmosphere in the arena brightens instantly as senior division wrestlers wearing vivid 'kesho-mawashi' ceremonial aprons enter the ring and form a circle.
  • Yokozuna Grand Champion Ring Entrance
    Yokozuna wrestler entering the sumo ring The yokozuna enters the ring accompanied by two apprentices.
  • Top Ranking Wrester Bouts
    Sumo wrestlers fighting at the tournament Feel the excitement rise as the intense bouts between the highest division wrestlers begin.
  • Other Things to Do
    Check out the arena entrance lobby, where championship flags and prizes are on display.
    Visit the Sumo Museum with woodblock prints, folding screens and ceremonial aprons from as far back as the Edo period.
    Grab a bite to eat from the plethora of vendors.
  • 18:30 Chanko Stew or Sukiyaki Dinner
    TourImage-024 The guide will escort participants to the restaurant. (The guide will not accompany the tour for the duration of dinner.) Enjoy a traditional dinner of chanko stew or sukiyaki dinner.
  • 18:30 Tour ends at the restaurant
Package detail / Schedule
Tournament and Yakatabune Houseboat Dinner Plan
1 Select a date
2 Enter number of traveller
Adult (Age 13 & over)
USD 207.90
USD 207.90
Child (Age 4-11)
USD 207.90
USD 207.90
Instant ConfirmationUSD 0.00USD 0.00
USD 0.00
USD 0.00
Total:
*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult (Age 13 & over)
USD 207.90
USD 207.90
Child (Age 4-11)
USD 207.90
USD 207.90
  • The rituals of the sumo tournament
    Witness the pre-bout rituals
  • Duration (incl. transportation): 7.5 - 9.5 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Available
  • Inclusion: Open Bar (Unlimited drinks / including alcohol) / Dinner / English-speaking guide / Sumo Tournament ticket / English language pamphlet
  • Schedule
  •  
  • Pick-up
    Time & Location
  •  
  • Check-out
    Time & Location
  •  

  • 12:15-14:00 Pick-up at select Tokyo hotels and Check-in at Ryogoku View Hotel
  • 14:00 Departure from Ryogoku View Hotel
    20150331_sumo4 The tour will go to Ryogoku Station from Ryogoku View Hotel by foot.

    The whole area around Ryogoku Station is filled with the excitement of the Grand Sumo Tournament. There are also many chanko stew restaurants run by former sumo wrestlers in this area.
  • Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan (240 minutes)
    20151231_sumo2 You will watch the sumo matches from 2nd-floor reserved seats, after visiting the Sumo Museum. Enjoy the thrilling matches and rituals being held before your eyes. A sumo brochure and English sumo ranking list are also provided.
  • Makuuchi Wrestler Ceremonial Entrance
    Makuuchi sumo wrestlers at the Grand Tournament The atmosphere in the arena brightens instantly as senior division wrestlers wearing vivid 'kesho-mawashi' ceremonial aprons enter the ring and form a circle.
  • Yokozuna Grand Champion Ring Entrance
    Yokozuna wrestler entering the sumo ring The yokozuna enters the ring accompanied by two apprentices.
  • Top Ranking Wrester Bouts
    Sumo wrestlers fighting at the tournament Feel the excitement rise as the intense bouts between the highest division wrestlers begin.
  • Other Things to Do
    Check out the arena entrance lobby, where championship flags and prizes are on display.
    Visit the Sumo Museum with woodblock prints, folding screens and ceremonial aprons from as far back as the Edo period.
    Grab a bite to eat from the plethora of vendors.
  • Yakatabune Houseboat Dinner Plan
    Night skyline Tokyo Bay cropped After the end of your sumo watching experience, head to Kuramae Station with your guide to board a house boat. Enjoy a delicious dinner while viewing the night scenery of Tokyo.
  • 21:30 Tour Ends at Kuramae Station
Package detail / Schedule
Notes
Restriction(s)
Requirement(s) - Others
  • All Packages
    • You are required to check in at the JTB Sunrise Tours counter once you arrive.
Additional Note(s)
  • All Packages
    • Reserved tickets are for 2nd floor, B-class seating.
    • Please note that you may have to wait to be ushered to your seat if the following cases: during a sumo match, during the ring entering procession of the Makuuchi division wrestlers, during the ring entering procession of the Yokozuna, during the sanyakusoroibumi ritual stomping ceremony, or during a speech by the Sumo Association. You will be shown to your seat after they are finished.
    • Spectators can go for a rest or grab a bite to eat at one of the arena vendors, even if a sumo match is underway.
    • Please refrain from bringing food and drinks into the arena. Please purchase food and refreshments from the vendors inside the arena.
    • Audio guides or translators are not available.
    • Children (ages 0-3 years) will be able to participate for free under the following conditions.
      Tour:
      An individual seat will not be provided. Please have them sit on the lap of their parent or guardian. If there are seats available, they are welcome to use it, however they will not be getting a priority in seating.
      An individual meal or snack will not be provided as well.
      If you would like any of the above for children (ages 0-3 years), please book them as a child.
    • Vegetarian meals are available with advance notice.
    • Children (ages 0-3 years) will be able to participate for free under the following conditions.
      Tour:
      An individual seat will not be provided. Please have them sit on the lap of their parent or guardian. If there are seats available, they are welcome to use it, however they will not be getting a priority in seating.
      An individual meal or snack will not be provided as well.
      If you would like any of the above for children (ages 0-3 years), please book them as a child.
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Payment/Cancellation policy
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made between 18:00 local time, 8 business days to 18:00 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 30% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made between 18:00 local time, 2 business days to 18:00 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 40% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made between 18:00 local time, 1 business days to 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made after 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
Change policy
  • Please contact Veltra immediately if you make any changes to your booking once it is confirmed, as:

    ・Any changes made between 18:00 local time, 8 business days to 18:00 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 30% of the total amount.
    ・Any changes made between 18:00 local time, 2 business days to 18:00 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 40% of the total amount.
    ・Any changes made between 18:00 local time, 1 business days to 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.
    ・Any changes made after 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
From USD 85.87
From USD 85.87

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Language English
Pick-up Available
Duration incl. transportation 4.5 - 9.5 hour(s)
Availability Daily
Meal Dinner
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