Challenge Sumo Wrestlers And Enjoy A Chanko Lunch - Tokyo


Don't miss your chance to interact with real sumo wrestlers! Learn about the behind-the-scene stories and daily life of a real sumo wrestler while enjoying Chanko nabe (Japanese hot pot). This is also a very rare opportunity to actually wrestle with retired sumo wrestlers.This tour is held in Asakusa on Monday, and Ryogoku on Thursday. Please check the detail before you book!


  • Lunch included
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

Details about this tour

This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Asakusa Chankoba Sumo Demonstration, Taito, Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture, Kanto
Restaurant name: Asakusa Chanko-ba ()
Address: 2-27-10 Nishiasakusa,Taito-ku, Tokyo
Please go to the 2nd floor and tell your name at the reception.
This meeting point is for Mondays tour.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Ryogoku, Sumida, Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture, Kanto
Restaurant name: Yukidaruma Ryogoku-beya ()
Address: 3-24-2, Ryogkoku, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
In Japanese:3242
This meeting point is for Thursdays tour.
Duration: 2 hours


  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Asakusa Chankoba Sumo Demonstration
  • Entry/Admission - Ryogoku


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from restaurant
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infants must sit on laps

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Bringing your own food or drink is acceptable

The room is floored with tatami mats. (If you need chairs, let us know when you book.)

Infant meals not included

You must follow our staff. You must act with good judgement and consideration, both for yourself and others. If you made any trouble, you would be required to leave the hall. (No refunds)

Optional Sky tree ticket covers highest observatory (additional cost).

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers

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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


  • Melissa L

    Loved this experience. Thought it was going to be cheesy and touristy- well maybe it was, but it was really entertaining and such a fun experience. Lunch was decent and the best part was having the sumo wrestlers actually serve us after all the matches. You can participate if you want to or just sit back and watch. They pose for photos with you and the interrupter will answer any questions you have.

  • Mary W

    We had a fun time at the Sumo Lunch and Demonstration tour. The staff at the restaurant were welcoming and very helpful. The Sumo wrestlers were funny and posed for pictures with everyone in the audience. If you have children they would really enjoy this and would have an opportunity to wrestle with one of the Sumo wrestlers.

  • James R

    As a 2 year sumo fanatic and SHW bencher, it was so much fun to go belly to belly with these jolly showmen. I got a severe rug burn on the ball of my foot, but it was worth it. They did a great job entertaining us.

  • Megana V

    They gave a brief but good background description of sumo, from origin to present. The ex-sumo wrestlers put up an entertaining show that was both educational and fun. They allowed whoever who wanted to, to try their hand at wrestling them while wearing a fun fat suit. They also gave us time to ask questions at the end, although we did run out of time at the end. The only thing that was meh was the food, although since it was my first time eating chanko, I can't tell whether it was supposed to be bland or it just didn't suit my taste.

  • Malcolm L

    We wanted to see Sumo during our trip to Japan but were not sufficiently into the sport to want to sit through a serious competition. This experience was ideal. We were given a demonstration by two retired sumo wrestlers who showed us training exercises, winning moves, foul moves and then had three serious bouts. There was an exceptionally enthusiastic and well-informed compère who explained everything as we went along. In addition, the venue ran video of competitive matches to give us a feel for the real thing. There was lots of information about the history of sumo and the structure of the sport. Then came the sumo challenge, where members of the audience could put on a ‘fat suit’ and have a light hearted wrestle with the sumo of his/her choice - great fun for kids and adults alike. After the demonstrations we sat down to an ample meal of the sort that a sumo would eat when in training and it was delicious as well as filling. After the meal, one of the sumo came back for a Q and A session, facilitated by our cheerful compère. The whole event was a tremendous success and just the right mix of entertainment and education that we were hoping for. I would strongly recommend this for anyone with even the slightest interest in sumo, looking for a fun introduction to the sport. The organisation and presentation were excellent and of high quality.

  • jenkinsparadisefalls

    A great experience!! The Sumo wrestlers and their emcee were very engaging and enjoyable to watch. The wrestlers made the lunch and it was one of the best meals we had during our visit to Japan. We cannot say enough great things about this! Make the time for it and you will love it!!

  • Joshua

    This was one of the highlights of our trip and way better than we expected. The sumos were hilarious while they shared their culture with us. They genuinely seemed happy to be there and made sure to keep us laughing. Food was good and they even gave us a second helping of soup if we wanted it. there was plenty of time for photos and questions with the sumo's. They were both former professionals so it was really cool to see them in person.

  • Chris

    This was a very informative and fun tour. The wrestlers were great. The food was good. We did get lost but finally found the location.

  • Angie S

    great experience to watch sumo wrestlers. The sumo wrestler was very humorous and made the audience laughed a lot. Enjoyable.

  • Nick A

    I got to wrestle with a real Sumo! That alone was worth it. This was basically a lunch with a guest speaker and then time to volunteer to wrestle with two Sumos at the end. The food was yummy and unique - in that it was cold when it came to the table. You were instructed to pull a tab sticking out of your bowel and then the soup magically got hot! I couldn't help myself - I had to pull the bowl apart and see what was inside. it was a little pouch with some kind of reactionary powder inside. When you pulled the string, you mixed the chemicals together and this made the pouch get hot enough to heat your soup. But be careful! They warn you not to pull the bowl apart because it's hot enough to burn you. I learned a lot about Sumo and had plenty of time to take pictures. Give yourself extra time to find the restaurant. It is down an off-the-beaten-path road and on the 2nd floor through an inconspicuous door. They emailed me a picture of the door with the voucher - which was very helpful finding it.

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