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Tokyo Grand Sumo Tournament Viewing Tour

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$92.99

Don't miss the opportunity to see a traditional sumo tournament when you're in Tokyo. Ride the subway with fellow sumo fans to the ‘kokugikan’ (sumo amphitheater) and enjoy several sumo-wrestling matches in the afternoon. Beforehand, visit the fascinating Sumo Museum to see sumo-related objects from the Edo period to the present. Upgrade your experience to include dinner at a chanko restaurant with delicious Japanese stew.
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Infants between age 0 and 3 are free of charge provided they do not occupy a seat; no meal provided
- If you prefer to include dinner in the tour: 1) Select "Dinner Included" option and specify "chanko hot pot" or "sukiyaki" in the Special Requirements field at checkout. If no meal preference is specified prior to tour departure, chanko hot pot will be served
- Vegetarian option is available; a vegetarian request upon application. Please note that it is not possible to accept vegetarian requests, change of cuisine on the day.
- For those participating in a wheelchair please make a request in the free entry field when booking. - As Ryogoku Kokugikan's wheelchair storage area is on the 1st floor, please go to the 2nd floor on your own or with the help of an accompanying group member. When heading to the seats there are stairs and escalators going up and down.
- Please refrain from bringing food and drinks into the arena. Please purchase food and refreshments from the vendors inside the arena.
- Please note that you may have to wait to be taken to your seat if one of the following events is underway at the time: a sumo match, the ring entering procession of the Makuuchi division wrestlers (dohyoiri), the ring entering procession of the Yokozuna, the ritual stomping ceremony, or a speech by the Sumo Association (on the first and the last tournament day). In such a case, you will be taken to your seat when the event is over.
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Depending on congestion conditions on the day, customers may be asked to tour around the Sumo Museum on their own.
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- Participants will watch from 2nd floor B seats (rows 7-11, chair seating). Also, seats may not be designated. This information will be provided on the day of the tour.
- Tours departing from Hamamatsucho will travel to Ryogoku by train, and customers may be required to make a transfer or use stairs/escalators, so please book a tour departing from Ryogoku.
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers

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Stop At: Ryogoku Kokugikan, 1-3-28 Yokoami, Sumida 130-0015 Tokyo Prefecture

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Duration: 3 hours

Departure:

Departure point:

1: Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal, 2 Chome-4 Hamamatsuchō, Minato City, Tokyo 105-0013, Japan
2: Ryogoku View Hotel, 2-chōme-19-1 Ryōgoku, Sumida City, Tōkyō-to 130-0026, Japan

Departure time:

Duration:

5 hours

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Terms and Conditions:

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.


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Nathan W

What a fantastic night.We were lucky enough to be in Toyko during a professional Sumo tournament. Before we left for the arena, the Tour guide explained about the history, cultural significance and the meaning of the bouts, brought a whole new understanding and appreciation of this national sport. Great seats too.

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martin

Well organised, good explanations and great experience. Met in nearby hotel, guide very informative.

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asuntosunedcr

Yuki, our tour guide was THE MOST AWESOME EVER!!!! She was super nice, very professional, willing to help, explaning everything in detail and I could tell she loves her job! She was very proud of this national event and wanted us to have the best experience ever. Thank you Yuki for putting so much love and effort to this tour. I totally recommend it, it is worth it! This is some of the very best of Japanese culture.

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Edmon P

There are 2 sumo tournaments held in Tokyo each year and if you are lucky enough to be there during one of these tournaments, this ancient sport is definitely worth seeing. We booked our sumo tour tickets through Viator well in advance of our trip to Japan. As has been our experience with booking tours through Viator, everything turned out as expected and our group of 6 adults had a great time. We arrived at the Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal at the designated time and had no problem locating the tour group. Our english speaking tour guide Yuki was excellent and our group had a great time at the match.

The Tokyo sumo tournaments usually sell out fast so I recommend that you make your tour booking shortly after the day that sumo tickets are released for sale. You can find out when tickets go on public sale from the Ticket Oosumo website.

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Jared W

Going to the Sumo tournament with this tour was worth every dollar. Not only did our guide Miko explain the history and sport of Sumo, but she also did all the hard work for us navigating us to the stadium, which is a bit far outside the city center.

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patrickisdunne

We really enjoyed this day. We don't normally join tour groups but paid for this to get access to tickets for the Sumo Championships. It was really worth it. It is a pretty low key tour but we really loved our guide. I'd recommend paying extra for the meal too. It was of a pretty high standard.

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Victoria P

I wanted to cross off going to a sumo tournament from my bucket list and this was a great way of doing so! The tour guide was very helpful in providing the history of sumo and about the importance of the different ceremonies. During the matches, the tour guide made sure we knew which matches were up next and provided a detailed list about each sumo wrestler, including their ages, height and weight, special moves, etc. It was a great time, and I would love to do it again someday!

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Gary A

The local agents were excellent, provided great information and literature, were very attentive and made sure we understood the background and everything that was happening and so got the most out of our visit to the Sumo event. A great afternoon.

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BENJAMIN K

It was a fantastic day and very organised. Our guide was super enthusiastic and fun. Couldn't have asked for a better experience.

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Kauri N

The guided tour started a little hastily since it was the first day of the tournament and the guide had to tell a lot of info in a short time. But we got some papers to learn about sumo ourselves and we could ask the guide anything and she always told us what was happening at the tournament. Highly recommend taking this tour if you are new to sumo!


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Tokyo Grand Sumo Tournament Viewing Tour
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Don't miss the opportunity to see a traditional sumo tournament when you're in Tokyo. Ride the subway with fellow sumo fans to the ‘kokugikan’ (sumo amphitheater) and enjoy several sumo-wrestling matches in the afternoon. Beforehand, visit the fascinating Sumo Museum to see sumo-related objects from the Edo period to the present. Upgrade your experience to include dinner at a chanko restaurant with delicious Japanese stew.

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$92.99

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