• Tour code: 5924TYOSUMO
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Duration: 4-5 hours

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Take an insider’s look at the world of sumo as you learn about their training and enjoy a wrestler’s typical lunch during this 4- to 5-hour, small group excursion. Follow your local guide on a tour of Ryogoku stadium, the heart of sumo culture, as you venture into the world where these massive fighters live and train and check out the facility’s sumo stables. Then enjoy a filling sumo-style lunch of chanko hot pot. Best of all, this small-group tour is limited to just 8 guests, ensuring a personalized experience.

Highlights

  • 3-hour tour of sumo training stable in Tokyo
  • Visit the sumo stables with a knowledgeable local guide
  • Keep an eye out for sumo wrestlers in training
  • Learn about sumo traditions and culture
  • Enjoy a hearty sumo-style hot pot lunch
  • Receive personalized attention on this small-group tour, limited to 8 people

What You Can Expect

Sumo Stable Training Tour with Sumo-Style Lunch

Sumo Stable Training Tour with Sumo-Style Lunch

Discover the fascinating traditions of sumo wrestling as you visit the sport’s main stadium in Tokyo on a small-group tour, venturing inside its sumo stables to learn about how these massive fighters live and train. Then sample a hearty lunch of chanko hot pot, the typical post-workout sumo meal.


Start your sumo tour at Ryogoku Station’s main exit in the morning, where you’ll meet your guide for the day’s experience. Then head with your guide inside the area’s training stables to learn about the wrestler’s daily life. The Ryogoku district of Tokyo, which is home to the sport’s main stadium, is also the location for numerous sumo stables where the wrestlers live and prepare for competition.


The tradition of sumo dates back to Japan’s Edo period, a time when sumo fighters typically competed inside shrines and temples as part of larger ceremonies. Over the years the sport has evolved and the events have moved inside various halls and stadiums through the country.


Enjoy a 3-hour exploration of the various stables around Ryogoku, learning about the sumo’s daily routine, lifestyle and traditions along the way. If you’re lucky, you may get a glimpse of some of these impressive wrestlers in action, though a sighting is not guaranteed.


If you want to watch a sumo tournament in action, your guide will explain the ticketing system and help you purchase passes to an upcoming match (at your own expense). Please note that tickets are generally for competitions scheduled the day after your tour.


Finish your sumo experience with a typical sumo lunch of chanko hot pot. This calorie-dense meal often includes fish, vegetables, meat and tofu, and is served with rice and beer. Enjoy your fill of lunch before heading back to the station and on to your next destination.


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