Experience the exciting atmosphere of Sumo. Tokyo hosts three tournaments annually for which the tours are set in January, May and September at Ryogoku Kokugikan Sumo Stadium. This is a very popular tour with foreign residents in Japan as well as Japanese.
Adult (age 12+)|
Child (age 6-11)|
|Duration :||approx. 4 hours|
|Departs :||Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal - 14:00 (14-28 Jan, 13-27 May, 9-23 Sep)|
|1. Standard||No Dinner||JPY9,500 (12 and older)||JPY9,500 (4-11yrs)|
|2. Chanko Hot Pot or Sukiyaki Dinner||1 Dinner||JPY13,500 (12 and older)||JPY13,500 (4-11yrs)|
|3. Yakatabune Dinner Cruise||1 Dinner||JPY23,000 (20 and older)||JPY18,000 (18-19yrs)|
|4. Yakiniku Dinner||1 Dinner||JPY17,000 (12 and older)||JPY17,000 (4-11yrs)|
414-28 Jan, 13-27 May, 09-23 Sep : Daily
313-27 May, 09-23 Sep : Daily
Visit the Sumo Museum at Ryogoku Kokugikan
Tour the Sumo Museum. A variety of items related to sumo wrestling are on exhibit here. The exhibit changes 6 times a year, so even those who have visited before can look forward to something new.
Watch Sumo at Ryogoku Kokugikan
Participants will watch from 2nd floor B seats. Enjoy the thrilling matches from your reserved seat. A sumo brochure is also provided.
Please note that you may have to wait to be taken to your seat if one of the following events is underway at the time: a sumo match, the ring entering procession of the Makuuchi division wrestlers (dohyoiri), the ring entering procession of the Yokozuna, the ritual stomping ceremony, or a speech by the Sumo Association (on the first and the last tournament day). In such a case, you will be taken to your seat when the event is over.
Participants are allowed to purchase food or items, or take a break or have a meal at the dining hall while the match is going on.
The sumo matches are held from the lower ranks to the higher ranks, beginning with the junior division.
15:45- : Makuuchi Wrestler Ceremonial Entrance.
16:00- : Yokozuna Grand Champion Ring Entrance. The yokozuna enter the ring accompanied by two apprentices.
16:10- : Intense bouts between the highest division wrestlers begin.