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Tokyo Sumo Morning Practice Walking Tour

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$92.43

-Watch the Sumo morning training at a Sumo table in Tokyo-
Did you know that the Sumo-wrestlers' day starts very early?
The Sumo-wrestler's who are highly ranked/skilled normally start their training from 8 am. If you go and watch the match in the Sumo Stadium it's really difficult to get a seat close to the sumo ring, but the good thing about this tour is that you get to watch their training from a very close distance!!

-A local tour guide will take you to the "World of Sumo"-
How well do you know about Sumo? Do you know about the rules of the Sumo match? Do you know what the Sumo-wrestlers eat to grow big? Don't worry, that's why a local tour guide will be there for you throughout the tour to give you insights. Please feel free to ask any questions during the tour!

Magical Trip is a local tour operator with the TripAdvisor certificate of excellence that offers various types of small-group tours throughout Japan! Check out our Trip Advisor Page for more tours and our reviews!
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Available for those who are only over 12 years old since those who are younger than 12 years old are not allowed inside the sumo morning practice.
- As Sumo stables has the right to adjust their schedule in the last minute based on their tournament schedule and wrestlers’ condition, please note that there is a possibility that we will cancel your booking due to the sudden change or cancellation of the practice by sumo stables. In that case, we will fully refund your booking shortly. You do not need to pay for Sumo morning practice entrance fee.
- The sumo stable has the right to refuse guests who offend the rules of the stable and in this case, we will not be able to refund.
- Sumo stables decide if the audiences are allowed to take the photos of sumo wrestlers or the photos with sumo wrestlers. Please note that there is the possibility that you cannot take those photos in the case the sumo stables rejected for whatever reasons.
- In the case that your group is large, the group may be split into the different groups and each may visit different stables.
- You may not be allowed to go to the toilet during the practice, so please make sure to go to toilet before the tour starts.
- Out of respect for our other guests and to ensure the best tour for everyone, we must start the tour on time. Please note that if you are late for more than 15 minutes than meeting time (10 mins before the tour starting time), you will not be able to join the tour, get refund or rescheduled.
- We might ask you to change the time/date depending on the availability of the Sumo morning practice schedule.
- Please be aware that guests may have to sit on the floor as most of stables do not usually offer chairs.
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Gear/equipment sanitized between use
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Regular temperature checks for staff
- Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
- Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
- Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
- limit number of participants up to 9 people

Description:

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Ryogoku, Sumida Tokyo Prefecture

Your guide will walk with you to one of the sumo stables. It will take around 5min to 30min depending on which stable is available to us that day.
You will enter the stable together with your guide and watch the sumo practice for around 1 to 2 hours.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Pass By: Ryogoku Station, 1 Yokoami, Sumida 130-0015 Tokyo Prefecture

You will meet your guide and group at Ryogoku JR Station East Exit. Your guide will be holding a red/orange "MagicalTrip" board.
PLEASE NOTE: There are two Ryogoku stations. Do NOT go to Ryogoku Oedo Line Station.

Pass By: Edo-Tokyo Museum, 1-4-1 Yokoami, Sumida 130-0015 Tokyo Prefecture

Pass by Edo Tokyo Museum next to Ryogoku Station

Pass By: Ryogoku Kokugikan, 1-3-28 Yokoami, Sumida 130-0015 Tokyo Prefecture

Pass by Ryogoku Kokugikan

Stop At: Sumo Museum, 1-3-28 Yokoami 1F Kokugikan, Sumida 130-0015 Tokyo Prefecture

After watching the sumo practice, the group will visit the sumo museum unless it is closed.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Ryogoku Station, 1 Yokoami, Sumida 130-0015 Tokyo Prefecture

After watching the sumo practice your guide will walk you back to Ryogoku station.

Departure:

Departure point:

Re.Ra.Ku 両国駅前店, Japan, 〒130-0015 Tōkyō-to, Sumida City, Yokoami, 1-chōme−3−3 番5号 JR両国駅東口高架下

Departure time:

Duration:

2 hours

Inclusions:

Exclusions:

Terms and Conditions:

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Reviews:

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Glen T

This Sumo practice was a highlight of our trip to Tokyo. Our guide Ayaka was lovely, gave us lots of information about the visit before we walked to the stable. We recommend this tour to anyone visiting Tokyo.

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Angela B

A great experience ! We learned so much. Our guide was so friendly and enthusiastic. We have recommended this trip to our friends as we know they will love seeing these athletes up close !

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Subhash R

I booked this tour to learn a bit about sumo wrestling. Yumiko was a fantastic guide, she met us early at the location by the JR train station and then took the time to explain what we were going to see when we went to the Sumo stable. She then took us with a few to the Sumo stable. Additionally, during the practice she wrote additional notes to help us understand what we were seeing. It was an overall fascinating experience.

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diana b

The tour was very interesting. We saw the wrestlers practice for over an hour. There was a brief introduction beforehand. All in all, I recommend. There is no lunch or other activities with the tour.

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Chris M

If you can't get to one of the 6 official Sumo Tournaments then the morning training tour is a well worthwhile alternative - it was an amazing experience. We were able to watch the wrestlers warm up and do general exercises but also take part in actual fights to practice their techniques. We had hoped that we may see some wrestling but was surprised how much we did get to see. It wasn't a display for tourists but full on fighting with their peers. Just amazing and highly recommended!

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Elaine m W

I can't think of a better way to experience Sumo in some small way other than to get ringside seats at a Grand Tournament, We were sitting on thin cushion pads inches from the student wrestlers and they were giving their all. They are clearly pushed hard and this is no 'put on for tourists show' as they were at times reduced to tears. Be aware that our timing was brought forward without much notice - check emails the day prior.

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rtrout

We enjoyed watching the training. It was a rare opportunity to see the life of Sumo wrestlers. We were allowed to photograph the training and the wrestlers, and had a posed photo opportunity with them at the end of the session.


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Tokyo Sumo Morning Practice Walking Tour
Overview:

-Watch the Sumo morning training at a Sumo table in Tokyo-
Did you know that the Sumo-wrestlers' day starts very early?
The Sumo-wrestler's who are highly ranked/skilled normally start their training from 8 am. If you go and watch the match in the Sumo Stadium it's really difficult to get a seat close to the sumo ring, but the good thing about this tour is that you get to watch their training from a very close distance!!

-A local tour guide will take you to the "World of Sumo"-
How well do you know about Sumo? Do you know about the rules of the Sumo match? Do you know what the Sumo-wrestlers eat to grow big? Don't worry, that's why a local tour guide will be there for you throughout the tour to give you insights. Please feel free to ask any questions during the tour!

Magical Trip is a local tour operator with the TripAdvisor certificate of excellence that offers various types of small-group tours throughout Japan! Check out our Trip Advisor Page for more tours and our reviews!

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$92.43

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