Watch Morning Practice At A Sumo Stable In Tokyo

Overview

Meet your guide who will escort you into an exclusive and fascinating world with a visit to a sumo training center to observe a morning practice session. Gain insight from observing this ancient Japanese martial art and get to grips with its rules and regulations.

Highlights

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

Details about this tour

At the Tokyo Sumo stable, or a nearby train station, meet up with your guide in the early morning and get ready for a peek into an exclusive world.

Watch a live practice session. Seated on the floor, get close to the sumo wrestlers as they conduct their morning training routine and practice their techniques. Perhaps even get your photo taken with some of the sumo wrestlers after practice is finished: A truly special souvenir of a morning to remember.

Please note, starting and ending times vary.

Inclusions

  • Local guide

Exclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transfer to/from sumo stable

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Minimum age is 13 years

Activity requires sitting for long periods of time on the floor

Conditions depend on sumo stable's schedule and can only be confirmed about one week before. Tournaments are held in other months and thus, the stable is closed. Exact dates vary each year

Ending time of practice varies every day

Duration will be between 90 to 150 minutes

During sumo tournament season in Tokyo in January, May, September, (around 15th~25th), practice duration will be between 30 min to 40 min. Duration is not usual but price will be same.

Read More

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.

Reviews

  • Emanuela L
    21-Aug-2019

    I like it a lot! It's something you can see only in Japan. When I was there there were no competitions (they run only in certain period during the year) so We assisted to the training. I think this is good because you can feel the fatigue the fighters do in this sport! Be prepared to be in a very "basic" environment, they are very nice at the end you can also take a picture with these big fighters! It's an experience that I would recommend!

  • Kevin W
    15-Aug-2019

    Sumo morning practice was good fun -a worthwhile experience and would recommend it to any body visiting Tokyo

  • Alexa C
    03-Jul-2019

    We really enjoyed the peek into the world of Sumo. Wow. Very entertaining and interesting. I recommend doing this.

  • Jeffrey S
    03-Jul-2019

    I usually dont complain a lot, but after my experience with your guide I feel I have to.

    First off I had to call your company multiple times in order for me to get an email and get my instructions for my tour.
    That was okay. However today your guide Mr. Takuya really disappointed and insulted me by his words and actions. As we are from another country you have to understand that getting around is difficult as not all are well versed in English and we understand that. So my wife and I left our hotel early and arrived at Ryojoku at 6am just to make sure we are not late. Unfortunately we could not find said A2 exit. We went around the area multiple times as well as asked multiple persons to no avail. We contacted ur guide but he was not helpful at all. All he said is we look for it cause others are waiting. Is that proper? I was explaining to him our predicament yet all we get is that statement. First of all I texted him at around 7 am to ask and he never replied until i texted him multiple times. Then when we did see him he proceeds to say atop complaining? You do not and again i say you DO NOT TREAT clients that way. Regardless of who they are. I dont know what to expect from your company after this but rest assured friends and colleagues will learn about my experience

  • Danielle L
    29-Apr-2019

    We did a lot of great stuff in Japan but this was our favourite. Very brutal to watch (makes league and union look soft) but showed the dedication of these men.

  • MARGARET B
    31-Oct-2018

    A must do for anybody visiting Tokyo. How dedicated and fit these men are!! Our guide was great and explained a lot about the training etc. And the "photo Shoot" after was a lot of fun. Thank you

  • Melissa S
    23-Oct-2018

    Watching the Sumo training at the stables was fantastic, such a great experience and very interesting to see their training.I would not call this a tour however, I was given no information on Sumo wrestling, had to meet at the location and found it very expensive for the 1 hour and 10 mins that I got to watch, given that there was no additional information. It would have been beneficial to have some information on the sport and history/ lifestyles of Sumo wrestling.

  • Amanda V
    22-Oct-2018

    My boyfriend and I have followed sumo for two years. We saw a tournament in Tokyo last year. Getting to see practice at a sumo stable was icing on the cake. You are UP CLOSE and personal, watching the stable master instruct the rikishi. After practice, you can ask questions and take pictures with some of the rikishi. Very cool experience, even if you don't follow sumo.

  • DAVID K
    12-Sep-2018

    Difficult all round from getting confirmation of venue time and place to finding venue, an hour from centre of Tokyo with a number of changes of subway and trains. Over booked not enough space, cramped to say the least, no commentary as to what was going on. Not worth the money, a poor Japanese tour operator.

  • pakhibagai
    01-Sep-2018

    This was high on our list of to do's especially since we were missing the tournament season. You think they are slow? Think again! The speed and agility that they display is amazing. We got to see them warm up, do various exercises and see some mock fights. What a wonderful way to spend the morning in Tokyo.

Show More Reviews
From
USD 80.73
Per Person
121 Reviews