Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Tokyo Sumo Wrestling Tournament. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
i would like to thank viator for this tour.hotel pick up only ,easy to get back to your hotel by vast rail system.the guide was very nice we met sumo wrestlers,and tasted there food called chanko..
Highly reccommend checking out a Sumo tournament if your in Japan at the right time of year. My partner & i had an awesome time, the sumo bouts were fast and intense. Having our english speaking guide there to explain rules and the current ladder of champions was really helpful and added to the experience. Our guide was clearly a massive sumo fan! We spend 2 wks in Japan and loved every bit of it, sumo was one of our favorite things of all. I will definately attend sumo again next time im in Japan!
Great experience to watch an ancient sport wonderfully played by professionals.
Great venue and entertainment. Young lady acting as guide was good fun and quite knowlegable. Recommend to anyone to spend a few hours seeing something different.
The tour was wonderful. Great seats! English translation was helpful and our tour guide was very knowledgable about Sumo. She provided insight and details that made the trip memorable. We are planning to go again.
If you are in Tokyo when they are having the tournament then you must go. Our guide was very knowledgable about Sumo wrestling and the wrestlers.
The guide was awesome and whilst she was always on hand for questions she gave us our own space should we desire it.
The Sumo Tour is one not to be missed. The ceremony, excitement and thrills kept us entertained throughout. Having an English speaking guide gave us the lowdown on what was going on and, as an added bonus, a spectator in the row behind us gave us the play by play. We are now definitley Sumo fans.
Excellent way to see the Sumo Wrestling Tournament. No hassles with queuing for tickets. Small group about 8 or 10 of us. Guide was very knowledgeable. Seats were quite high up in Arena but we could still see everything clearly. Had earphones with English translation of what was happening during tournament. Once in a lifetime experience for myself and two sons aged 9 and 14.
The Sumo Wrestling Championship was the highlight of our trip, we loved every minute of it, however, the tournament is an all day event and the tour limits the hours of attendance. This was disappointing as we are really "sumo fans".
I and my 17 year old daughter had a great time, much more than I expected. The afternoon flew by and sumo was really easy to follow and enjoy. The booking in was chaotic due to numbers on tour but making own way to start point and home again from the Stadium was easy. I highly recommend it as an activity while in Tokyo. Sure you can buy your own tickets and hire the English radio broadcast at a lower price but with much more mucking around.
Fantastic, was one of our highlights! Definitely recommend and have been.
The Sumo wrestling was awesome. A must-do in Japan if you are there at the right time. It is fun and generally entertaining. Great value for money as well and the guide spoke great English and was very friendly. This is my second time to Japan and I'm glad I made it this time around.
An unbelievable spectacle! A must do tour if your in Tokyo while the Sumo tournament is on. The informative tour guide gave great insight into this amazing sport, and the English cometary on the head phones was very entertaining. Awesome!
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This was very, very interesting, especially for a European tourist.
Excellent tour guide, marvelous event. Would do again. However, if you are familiar with traveling around Tokyo, recommend you buy tickets and try it on your own.
This was a fantastic deal, the hotel pick-up made it so easy to find and we didn't worry at all about getting lost. The sumo tournament was very interesting, very much a 'local' experience. We felt like we saw something that many other travelers don't get a chance to see. Very recommended.
The price is almost double to take the tour vs. paying for a ticket at the door, but it's still worth it! Having a guide take you to the museum and explain the artifacts and having her there to answer all the questions you have during the bouts are well worth it! We had a great time!
It was a great experience and our tour guide made sure that we knew what was going on. He was really great and answered all the questions we had. We love Japan and the people.
What an experience! The tournament was fantastic, the seats were perfect, and our guide was very informative. We knew nothing about Sumo before going on this tour, and now I'm hooked! We had excellent transfers to and from the arena, and using the trains was an fantastic experience also. Booking on line was very easy, and the Viator group kept as very well informed as to the progress of our booking confirmation. We will definitely consult first with Viator the next time we're planning a holiday.
I had a great time. I thought I would have liked better seats, but the ones given were just fine. The information given was a great help to understand sumo in general, as well as who was fighting who and what their rank was. Excellent!
A fantastic, quintessentially Japanese experience that I'd highly recommend to first-timers in Tokyo. It was well organized, and the guide was an absolute joy. She was very knowledgeable about Sumo, it's history, tradition, and its place in contemporary culture. She was extremely enthusiastic and impressed by my knowledge of the sport, so we were able to have some in-depth conversations about the current goings on of the tournament, which made the whole experience even better. Surprisingly, English-language commentary is available even for the higher-level matches. The guide provided us with radios to listen with, which was a nice bonus. The commentary wasn't brilliant, but it added variety to the experience as the format of the tournament is repetitive. The tour is pitched as a introductory kind of thing, which is appropriate. Now that I've been once with the tour, the next time I'm in Tokyo during Sumo season, I'll go independently. It's simple to get to, and buying tickets didn't seem to pose any trouble to the dozens of non-Japanese-speaking foreigners I saw in attendance. Next time I'll spring for seats closer to the ring. Still, if you're new to Sumo, this is tour is easily the best way to experience it. One last thing: it's a long day, so you may want to bring snacks with you. When I was there, the concession stands were completely sold out of bento lunch boxes, so I was pretty hungry by the end of the night.
The tour tournament was lots of fun, would definitely recommend it.
Everything went very smooth. The Sumo matches were exciting, the crowds were boisterous and the guide was informative. Thank you for a wonderful time.