We were extremely lucky to be in Tokyo at the time of the Sumo Tournament in January 2017. We followed Emiko who told us about the traditional art of Sumo which has survived to this day, her English was perfect and the stories she told us about the celebrity wrestlers kept us entertained. She got us there with plenty of time to get comfortable and see all of the important bouts! We then enjoyed a traditional Japanese dinner complete with sake! Would definitely recommend this tour to people who haven't seen the amazing sport. Would love to return again some day to see the tournament again
Good experience. The tour guide was nice and very knowledgeable, sharing a lot of interesting facts about sumo. The seats weren't the best but it was decent. If you do wish to see the sumo wrestlers arriving around 1400 you have to get there earlier and meet up with the group at the arena. We arrived after 1500 and by then pretty much all the the wrestlers had already walked in. It was a fun time, I recommend this tour.
A wonderful tour guide and the amazing energy filled the stadium from all the Japanese people cheering for their number one fan. I loved every minute of it. A must do!!
Well organized, great tour guide and was great to avoid the crowds trying to get tickets.
I'd recommend they advise you it's SUPER helpful to rent the radio for the english play by play. I was the only one who got one and was giving people updates about who the athletes were and more of the details. Price was 3300 yen and then you get 3000 back after the event about 3 CDN
Very informative guide who even helped us get pictures with some of the sumo competitors. Well worth doing.
Our guide, Yukiko, was amazing and very enthusiastic about all things Sumo. Took the time to explain the history and traditions of Sumo, plus points of interest in each of the day's matches.
Chanko dinner was beautifully presented and tasted delicious. A real highlight of our trip.
Well organised. Wonderfully knowledgeable guide and very accommodating to the large groups needs. One of the best experiences ive had in Tokyo! Thank you so much Viator!!!
It was great fun and out tour guide was most helpful in explaining the Sumo traditions. I would highly recommend the experience.
Our guide for the day, Honda, was funny, informative and really helped us understand about the history and the context of each bout so we could really get into it and enjoy it fully. Thank you!
Really enjoyed our Sumo tour the guide was fantastic and very knowledgable.
Awesome experience. Really interesting. Our guide provided a fact sheet that he had made which was really helpful. Will defiantly go again with this company.
Awesome to see! We had a really great time watching the sumos and our guide was so knowledgeable and passionate about it which added to the experience.
Terrific authentic Japanese experience. The guide was very informative and told us everything about the traditions and history of Sumo wrestling.
Good tour, good explanation of sumo, and easy to find collection point
We were very luck to be in Tokyo at tge time of sumo tournament
Our guide was very enthusiastic, and gave us a lot of interesting information
Hugely enjoyed my first experience of a sumo tournament.
The tour people were very well organised and herded us in small groups via 2 trains to the arena with great efficiency. Our guide was very experienced and knew the wrestlers well. Sumo is a great spectacle and I highly recommend it.
We had a fantastic time on this tour. Our guide, Take, gave a thorough explanation of all things sumo, and periodically explained what was going on during the tournament. He was also excellent at making sure our group stayed together, and that everyone knew how to get back to their hotels whether they chose the dinner option or not. The tournament was very entertaining to watch! The seats were a little high up, but I still managed to get some good pictures. Even people who aren't really into sports like me will enjoy this very much. The dinner afterwards was pretty good as well, and it's ready when you get to the restaurant. Overall, this was an unforgettable experience, and Take was very friendly, informative, and funny. This was a major highlight of our trip to Tokyo, and we will definitely recommend it to family and friends!
The Sumo Wrestling Tournament was so interesting and our guide taught us a lot about the rituals prior to the actual wrestling. Our guide also would let us know what exciting or unique warm up or signature move certain wrestlers are known for, which was nice to have our cameras ready. It would have been really great to arrive earlier so we could walk around and take pictures, get snacks and watch more matches, but overall this was an amazing experience. Loved it!!
The location at the World Trade Center was easy to find. We took a short train ride. The Tour Guide was very helpful and informative. The event was awesome.
Our whole group was really happy with this tour. We got a better price on entry tickets than we would have otherwise the tickets were sold out at the box office and the secondary market prices are high, and ended up with a tour guide that just loved sumo and gave us lots of detail about the different wrestlers and about the sport. Definitely worth doing.
We had a fantastic time at the Sumo. Our seats were great and we were lucky enough to have a fabulous tour guide who was genuinely passionate about the sumo and getting the low down on the tournament and the individual wrestlers really brought the whole experience to life. However, I am not entirely sure I believe her that Endo isn't her type given her giddy excitement when he won!!!! - All in all a brilliant afternoon made all the more special by the guide. Wholeheartedly recommended!!
This was a great activity choice. Our guide, Haruko, was extremely knowledgeable, enthusiastic and helpful. She was one of the best tour guides ever!
Loved the experience and was really pleased that for the most part we could enjoy the Sumo Tournament on our own. I doubt anyone in my group would have appreciated the tournament as much had we just gone by ourselves without some background from the tour guide on the sport's history and the competitors we saw on the day. Loved it!
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