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If you are in Tokyo during one of the tournaments I highly recommend signing up for this tour. It is exactly as described and the tour guide was very knowledgeable and engaging with the entire group.
Incredible afternoon. I'd urge you to spend the money to attend if you are in Tokyo during one of the 5 Sumo tournaments held each year. The wresting is just part of the fun. These huge men are, well, yes huge, but also gifted athletes in terms of strength and flexibility. Combine this with the ceremonial part and you get a great Afternoon. And do have a draught beer from one of the young girls wandering around. Perfectly lured beer topped with the obligatory perfect foam.
A fantastic afternoon, sumo was great, our guide was very informative as well as being a sumo lover.
Fantastic tour! Our guide (Halle) did a great job explaining the sport and setting the backstory for the sumo matches we were about to see. The event was exciting and a ton of fun.
Great guide who was very knowledgable. Well worth going on the tour
The sumo tournament was excellent. A must do if you are in town for any of the six tournaments. The tour gathered at the bus/train station (we got picked up from the hotel) and travelled as a group on the train to the tournament. Our guide was good and friendly, she gave us all the information we needed to understand the sport. The museum tour was quick and only took about 5 minutes.
Great tour, just as described in the description.
Tour guide very helpful.
Excellent tour. Well organized and a great show. Highly recommended!
This tour was awesome, highlight of my time in Japan. Awesome seats - good tour guide (we had Honda) who spoke decent English and was very informative. I will recommend this tour to all my friends who go to Japan.
Excellent tour not to be missed! Tour guide was also
excellent and explained many things about the sport.
I loved my tour with you to the Tokyo Sumo Wrestling Tournament. The tour guide was extremely helpful
in her overall explaination when we started. She helped to direct and guide us in our travel by rail. She
made every efforrt to come around even to our seats. and explain during the tournament when we arrived.
She took us to the museum and explained as we went through before out seating when the tournament
began. Afterward we were taken to a traditional Japanese meal which was beautifully prepared and served. I thought the place chosen for the meal was excellent and also close in walking from where the
tournament took place. We were able to from the guides helpful directions find out way close by back to
the train to take our ride even with several transfers back to our hotel. I was very pleased with the entire
Dr.Rozanne Schmidtlein(traveled with Jan Miyamae
Very well organised tour, guide kept us well informed and the sumo was very entertaining!
Fantastic. If you are in Japan when one of these are on, definitely go The meal afterwards was fantastic.
Took this tour for the boys, us girls thought it would be ho hum, how wrong were we. It was exciting, informative, full of ceremony and our time watching the matches flew by, those wrestlers are wonderful. The tour company were very helpful as we wanted to change our pick-up point, nothing was to much trouble and everything went to plan. Highly recommend this tour
This was an absolutely amazing tour. I would recommend this to anyone that goes to Tokyo. It was informative and very exciting.
went in september,and a competition was taking place,great seat,great time.
well worth it.
So much fun to be able to see this. It only happens 3 times a year so make sure you book it if you are there when it is happening. You will get to see the wrestlers arrive and they are quite the celebrities. It is fun to watch and the matches are quick so it is easy to follow. Our guide was very knowledgable and even put a little pamphlet together for us to help explain the ranks of the wrestlers. Seats are kind of far but you can still see the matches very well. You can bring your own food in if you wish. It can be hot in there but I think they weren't expecting such hot weather at the end of September. Be ready to take the metro there with the guide. Taking the metro back can be tricky since the JR line is right beside the arena but the metro is a down the back and down the street and difficult to find but the guide will help navigate you so ask before you leave. I highly recommend seeing this since it is probably a once in a lifetime opportunity!
It was a great tour with a great guide but Viator coupon stated that pickup and drop off was included which was not the case only pickup was included - a problem for people that have yet experienced / got used to the Tokyo transportation systems.
We where so glad we took this tour , we would never have seen as much as we did without the thoughly knowledgable tour guide she was lovely and she was also able to advise us on further directions and restaurants . We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this tour