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Amazing experience. If you're in Tokyo while there's a tournament on, it's a must see!
The tour was much better than expected. Our tour group leader was very informative, knowledgeable, and really looked out for us the whole time we were watching the Sumo tournament. She was constantly giving us bits of interesting info on the sumo contestants. She even made sure people who thought they should have been in our seats, were redirected to their proper section. The museum was very small, yet quite charming. The brochures provided were very helpful. Overall, a great experience!
The wrestling is absolutely formidable. If you go to Japan, you must organize to see a match.
This was a very worthwhile thing to do. It was great entertainment!
I was the envy of my friends when I told them I happened to be visiting Tokyo during a Sumo Tournament. This tour was a brilliant insight into Japanese sporting culture. (Tip: pop out to grab a drink from the kiosk during the Tournament and you may be lucky enough to come face-to-face with a Sumo Wrestler during the tournament, like I did!) I also found it really handy to have a guide explain the insider secrets about all things Sumo, that no guide book can ever tell you! Don't leave Tokyo during Tournament time without attending a match.
The sumo experience is very unique and I found it quite exciting. Having the tour guide present was a bonus as he could explain particular rituals, fill you in on wrestlers' histories etc.
Sumo was nothing like I'd ever imagined - it was better! I couldn't believe how superb the entire experience was. We enjoyed it immensely and would recommend it as a must do to all.
Interesting, the guide very care n gud to us, even little bored n o long for the sumo show but iam quiet enjoy.
This tour was fantastic. The meeting place was easy to find and the tour guide had good English skills. The guide was so well prepared, very knowledgeable and was able to teach the group about the traditions of Sumo Wrestling. The stadium atmosphere was great and the actual wrestling matches were very exciting and interesting. The English radio headsets were awesome too with commentary and interviews of the wrestlers. I actually had to follow the rest of the tournament on TV in Japan and on the internet as the sport drew me in.
All in all the tour was a great experience and well worth it.
The Sumo Wrestling was a great experience - we booked to have dinner after the wrestling and were a little daunted the guide left us at the restaurant to make our own way back to our hotel! We got a taxi back to hotel but would have been nice if the guide took a little time to find out where each of us who stayed on for dinner were staying and then gave us some suggestions on how to get back to the hotel.
What a great experience! Our tour guide (Michiko) was awesome-very knowledgeable about sumo (we even cheered on her favorite wrestler, Goedo, and he won on the day we went) and pleasant. The chanko dinner was... different if you're not used to traditional Japanese cuisine. We had a great time! Cost was a little expensive, but the convenience was great.
A great afternoon and evening out with a guide who was able to fully explain the 'in's and out's' of sumo wrestling. I'm now a real sumo fan', following this ancient sport is giving me great pleasure. Thank you Viator Tours!