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, and ranges from 7:30am to 9am.
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 the 1.5- to 2.5-hour long 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.