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  • Address: 1-3-28 Yokoami, Sumida-ku, Tokyo 130-0015, Japan
  • Hours: Stadium Varies, Museum Open Weekdays only
  • Admission: Museum is free, check fees at entrance booth for event prices

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Kokugikan Sumo Stadium & Museum

The Kokugikan Sumo Stadium, also known as the Ryōgoku Kokugikan, is Tokyo’s largest indoor sports arena hosting sumo wrestling tournaments. Sumo is Japan’s most popular sport, so catch an incredible show with up to 10,000 other spectators and find out what sumo is all about.  

Each Sumo tournament lasts fifteen days, and the matches begin with amateurs and end with advanced sumo wrestlers. Tournaments are held only six times a year, so grab a seat while you still can.

The Sumo Museum, known as Nihon Sumo Kyokai, is attached to the Kokugikan Sumo Stadium and is open year-round. It is a great place to learn about sumo’s important place in Japanese culture.

Practical Info

Tours of the Kokugikan Sumo Stadium are limited and do not happen year round. Tournaments occur in January, March, May, July, September and November. The Sumo Museum is open on weekdays throughout the year. Taking the train or subway is the easiest way to get to the stadium, as it’s a two minute walk from the Ryōgoku station. Ryōgoku is in the Sumida area of Tokyo, right next to the Sumida River.

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Tokyo Sumo Wrestling Tournament

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Don't miss the opportunity to see a traditional sumo tournament when you're in Tokyo. Ride the subway with fellow sumo fans to the ‘kokugikan’ (sumo ...  Read more

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Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

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Sumo Wrestling Tournament Experience in Tokyo, Tokyo, Cultural Tours
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Sumo Wrestling Tournament Experience in Tokyo

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Asakusa and Ryogoku Walking Tour with Sumo Wrestler, Tokyo, Cultural Tours
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Asakusa and Ryogoku Walking Tour with Sumo Wrestler

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Discover an important part of Japanese culture during this 2.5-hoursmall group walking tour through Tokyo’s Asakusa and Ryogoku districts with a sumo wrestler. ...  Read more

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Sumo Stable Training Tour with Sumo-Style Lunch, Tokyo, Walking Tours
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Sumo Stable Training Tour with Sumo-Style Lunch

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Get a glimpse into the world of sumo on a 3-hour tour of the sumo training stables. A local and knowledgeable guide takes you around the site while the ...  Read more

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Spend 4 hours on this comprehensive bus tour of Tokyo with a guide. See the Kabuki-cho, National Diet Building, Akihabara, Ame-Yoko Market, Kappa-Bashi ...  Read more

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Take this enjoyable Tokyo bike tour and see the highlights of Shitamachi. Your guide will lead you at a leisurely pace as you travel from site to site, from ...  Read more

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