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Sumo Culture in Tokyo
Experience the culture of sumo while discovering the ancient Japanese traditions that still lives within the national sport till this day. Find out the secrets of their power through food, practices, and matches right in Tokyo!
Sumo wrestling first began as an ancient Japanese ritual for Shinto deities. Today, it has become a national sport of Japan and can be observed by the public in national tournaments.

If you are in Tokyo in January, May or September, sumo matches are a must-see! Outside these months, you can still catch a match in other parts of Japan or visit a sumo stable in Ryogoku to see the wrestlers up close while they practice for their upcoming match.

Complete your sumo experience with a hearty serving of chanko nabe, the staple dish that sumo wrestlers eat. An essential part of a sumo wrestler's weight gain diet, this hot pot dish is often made with meat, seafood and vegetables stewed in a delicious broth that warms the tummy and the heart.

Check out our sumo selection below for tickets, tours and activities.
7Activities

    Availability varies by date for all activities.

  1. Get your reserved tickets to the Tokyo sumo tournament. Dive into the world of sumo wrestling and experience first-hand Japan’s National Sport and go for an optional Chanko Hot Pot or Sukiyaki dinner!
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    From USD86.80

    Daily
    4.5 - 5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  2. Try a modern take on the traditional sumo meal of chanko hot pot featuring the subtle flavors of fugu, carefully prepared by a former sumo wrestler!

    USD114.21

    Daily
    (evening)
  3. Watch professional sumo wrestlers during their morning practice in the famous sumo stables of Ryogoku. Experience the power of a sumo match up close.
    English Available

    From USD72.18

    Group Discount
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    2.5 - 3 hour(s) (morning)
  4. Learn to cook up a hearty Chanko hot pot with a former nutritionist of the Japan Sumo Association. Taste the delicious meal that has been a long time favorite for the mighty wrestlers.
    English Available

    USD80.40

    Daily
    2.5 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  5. Stroll through the historic districts of Tokyo with a sumo wrestler and an English guide to take you around. Discover Asakusa and Ryogoku in this memorable walking tour.
    English Available

    From USD118.77

    Group Discount
    Daily
    3 hour(s) (afternoon)
  6. Dine on traditional chanko hot pot and rich black pork with a sumo wrestler in this rare chance to learn and talk about sumo over dinner in Asakusa.
    English Available

    USD296.94

    Daily
    2 hour(s) (evening)
  7. Learn the basics of sumo wrestling from former rikishi or wrestlers. Wear mawashi (loincloth), get inside the ring and try to beat your opponent in a practice match. Available for both men and women.

    USD118.77

    Sun, Tue, Thu
    2.5 hour(s) (afternoon)

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