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Tokyo: Sumo Wrestling Morning Practice Tour

1. Tokyo: Sumo Wrestling Morning Practice Tour

Get up close to the Sumo wrestlers of Tokyo with a morning tour of an authentic Sumo stable. See how the wrestlers start their training early in the morning, and learn more about the development of these athletes. Learn more about this uniquely Japanese sport from your knowledgable guide, who will teach you the rules of Sumo as well as the training and diet regimen that the wrestlers follow. You'll have the opportunity to see just how big these athletes are, and you may even get to chance to talk to a Sumo wrestler (not guaranteed).

Tokyo: Sumo Morning Training Visit

2. Tokyo: Sumo Morning Training Visit

Sumo wrestling is Japan's highly popular national sport with a long tradition. In this activity participants get to see the training of active, professional wrestlers and get the chance to take a group picture with them in the end. Usually most people only get to see Sumo athletes from far away during a tournament; however, with a visit to a Sumo stables you'll get to witness the action up close. You'll have a greater understanding of this traditional sport and an experience to remember at the end of your visit.

Tokyo: Sumo Experience and Chanko Nabe Lunch

3. Tokyo: Sumo Experience and Chanko Nabe Lunch

The sacred Japanese national sport of Sumo has a long history, and admirers all over the globe. However, for many people (Japanese included) it is difficult to grasp the deep meaning of the fights themselves, as well as the rituals involved. Here former professional Sumo wrestlers will teach all there is to know about this sport in English, and visitors can even face them in a (playful) duel. After the workshop Chanko Lunch will be served, a is Japanese-style hotpot, said to give a lot of stamina, and made by the wrestlers themselves. This activity will allow participants to get a deep understanding of the Sumo sport, and to interact with wrestlers from close-up. On Mondays this tour will take place in Asakusa, on Thursdays in Ryogoku.

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What people are saying about Ryogoku

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 78 reviews

Totally worth getting up early for this. Amazing experience watching the rishiki train. We have to sit quite still, no toilet breaks, no eating or drinking. Even my 9 and 12 year olds were ok, captivated by the intensity of the training. Would have been better if there was a brochure in English to explain the proceedings. More educational.

Performance overall was absolutely amazing and I would highly recommend everyone do it, if they want a taste of Japanese culture and discipline. Only fustrating thing was that the address provided by the company originally was not the location of the event. As a result of this, we missed some of the training.

It started a little slow when they were warming up but it got exciting pretty quickly. I was amazed by their skills and power.

A very beautiful moment. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to witness this authentic training.

Great experience, whenever you are in Tokyo it’s a must.