• Learn about sumo bouts

  • One of Japan's most iconic sports

Essential info*

Duration 5hrs30 mins

  • English

Starting time 1:40 PM

Departure point/location

* All details will be sent to you upon reservation


Watch a Sumo tournament in Tokyo Sumo Hall, Ryogoku Kokugikan.

Departing from your hotel or Hamamatsucho, you travel to the Ryogoku Hall by train or metro, accompanied by an English-speaking guide.

You will visit the Museum of Sumo, before watching a tournament of Japan's national sport: Sumo.

This sport is a symbol of Japan, it appears in the first Japanese legends and has been practised for more than 1,500 years on the archipelago.

Good to know

  • Availability: during sumo tournament season in January, May and September
  • Time: 1:40pm
  • Duration: Approx. 5 hours
  • Language: English
  • Departure: Hamamatsucho or your hotel from the list
  • A shuttle will come and collect you at the tour departure point at the time shown on your booking voucher.
  • If you are meeting the tour from the main departure point, please arrive 20 minutes before the start of the activity.
  • If you have chosen to be collected from your hotel for the tour, please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the activity.
  • The tour will not end until after the end of the tournament, between 6:00pm and 6:30pm
  • Seats for the tournament will be on the 2nd floor in zone B of the Ryogoku Kokugikan
  • Radios with commentary in English will be provided so you can follow the action.
  • The sumo bouts will be bouts between elite Yokozuna or Makuuchi division sumo wrestlers
  • English programmes will be provided
  • Sumo tournaments are governed by strict rules. You cannot enter the hall if a bout is in progress, if the wrestler's entry ceremony has begun, if the Shiko ritual is in progress, or if a Sumo Association official is speaking. You will be assisted from your seats at the end of the event so as not to inconvenience other spectators
Cancellation Terms & Conditions

No charges will be levied for cancellations made more than 7 days before the date of the activity (excluding special dates). After this, the following charges will be levied:
Between 7 and 4 days prior: 50% of the price
After this time and in case of a no-show: 100% of the price
Any reservation made for special dates cannot be cancelled, modified or refunded.

Cancellation policy terms and conditions

Price includes

  • Pick up from your hotel
  • Transport to Ryogoku Kokugikan by train or underground
  • Entry to Ryogoku Kokugikan
  • Access to the Sumo Museum
  • Tickets for the sumo tournament

Not included

  • Return transport to your hotel from Ryogoku Kokugikan
  • Drinks
  • Tips (optional)
  • Any other extras

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