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This tour was the highlight of my week long trip in Japan. The sumo tournament was sensational and the tour was well operated. A special mention goes to my tour guide Haruko Ohno. She spoke good English, was knowledgeable, prepared special info sheets for us and even stood in the food queues for us because she didn't want us to miss the bouts between the popular and or best sumos.
The Sumo wrestling tournament was fun....and we were very greatful for the english commentary headphones :) our guide was nice and friendly
United States of America
Great tour. Must see if you are in Tokyo during one of the tournaments held each year at Ryogoku Kokugikan. Our guide was very friendly, informative and did a great job of explaining every aspects of sumo. Had a great time and enjoyed the chanko-nabe dinner. I would recommend this tour.
Tour guide was very friendly and fluent in English. She was quite knowledgeable of Sumo Wrestling as well.
United States of America
The sumo event was awesome. We were lucky enough to be there for the finals of the May event and it was a great atmosphere. The tour took us there efficiently and in a friendly manner.
So much fun! Our guide was really interesting and gave us plenty of information about sumo, so we understood what was going on a lot more. The sumo itself was a spectacle that needs to be seen to believed, we had a great afternoon!
Fantastic event. Guide was nice and easy to understand, and the tournament was more than I expected. The only issue I had with the tour was the meeting location it was somewhat difficult to find.
Very fun to watch and the event day itself was well organized. The only thing was that the detailed itinerary was not really clear after I booked. I have to call the tour company number once I am in town to find out more. They could have listed out the time and detailed itinerary, so that client knows the time was from 140pm to 6pm. Other than that, the tour itself was good and fun.
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.
Had an awesome time. The guide was great. Very informative and spoke great English. Couldn't have asked for more. A truly memorable and once in a lifetime adventure!
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!
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
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