Watch sumo wrestlers at a morning practice session and learn about Japanese wrestling traditions from an expert guide. This sumo wrestling experience is a remarkable glimpse of Japanese culture, and it includes admission to the Tokyo Skytree, a 2,080-foot (634-meter) observation tour that’s located near the sumo stable.
Watch a morning sumo practice in Tokyo
Join a local guide to learn about sumo
Chance to meet sumo wrestlers
Experience a fascinating part of Japanese cultlure
In the morning, meet a guide at the Tokyo sumo stable, or at a nearby train station—the exact meeting time reflects the schedule at the sumo stable.
Sit on the wooden floor for an up-close view of the sumo wrestlers as they practice sumo techniques. With an expert guide to explain the rules and history of sumo throughout the session, you'll understand just what you're seeing. Take advantage of this time with a guide to ask any questions about sumo culture and practice, which is thought to have roots in Japan’s samurai tradition. If time allows, you may request a photo with a sumo wrestler after their practice session.
Following the sumo practice session, you can head to the nearby Tokyo Skytree observation tower, where you may redeem your e-ticket for admission to the observatory. As you’ll receive the e-ticket as soon as booking is confirmed, with the option to visit the Tokyo Skytree on your own schedule.