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Sumo stable Morning Training Watching Tour

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$97

If you want to watch the Sumo wrestlers up close, this is one of the closest you can get!
Let’s watch the wrestler’s morning practice right next to the ring and feel the intense and serious atmosphere. The sound of wrestlers colliding to each other, their breath and the scent of the fragrance they wear are something that you can never feel by watching any videos.

You will meet with your knowledgeable tour guide at the station and walk to the stable(10mins walk).Your guide will explain you about Sumo, its history, rules and regulations before entering the stable and then watch it together. You will see the unique traditional sports which is at the same time religious rituals, originally started to entertain the Shinto deities.

If you are lucky, you will get to take photos with the wrestlers after the practice!

*For tournament season, the tour time would be different.(7:30am-9:30am) So please check our direct message.

- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Minimum age is 10 years old. (Under 10 could not enter the stable.)
- Practice is to be watched in silence with respect
- Eating and drinking is not allowed
- Cellphones must be silenced
- Photos can be taken but only without flash or shutter sounds
- Sunglasses and hats are not permitted in the stable
- *Minimum numbers apply (2 people). There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered full refund and notified 3 days in advance.
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infant seats available
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers

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Stop At: Ryogoku Station Gallery, 1-3-7 Yokoami, Sumida 130-0015 Tokyo Prefecture

At 8:00 am, meet your guide at a nearby train station before making your way together to the sumo stable. Get ready to get an insight into this unique Japanese martial art that originated from the religion of Shintoism. Learn from your guide about how the origin of sumo dates back at least 1500 years, and about how  it preserves rituals and traditional aspects of Shinto while also being a major spectator sport in Japan. Before you take your seat, on the ground, in the sumo stable, learn about the six grand 15-day tournaments per year, three  in Tokyo, and once in Osaka, Nagoya, and Fukuoka respectively.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Ryogoku, Sumida Tokyo Prefecture

Observing the rules of silence and respect, quietly watch as the sumo wrestlers practice their techniques. Watch in awe as they put themselves through their daily paces and gain a newfound insight into this ancient art.

At the end of the practice, your guide walks you back to the train station where you say goodbye.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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

If we have chance, we stop by.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Ryogoku Edo Noren, 1-3-20 Yokoami, Sumida 130-0015 Tokyo Prefecture

If we have time, we stop by and see many shops.

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

If you want, we could pass by Sumo museum.

Duration: 5 minutes

Departure:

Departure point:

RYŌGOKU STATION, 1-chōme-3-20 Yokoami, Sumida City, Tōkyō-to 130-0015, Japan

Departure time:

Duration:

2 hours

Inclusions:

Exclusions:

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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LYRA MBININTSOA NIRINA R

We were greeted by our guide, Yokoshi @the Ryoguku Station and were part of a group composed of four persons. We headed to the stable and walked through an area that is historically dedicated to the sumo. Before entering the stable, we were given instructions regarding the protocol to be observed during the sumo training. The moment we entered the stable and while the sumo wrestlers were already practising under the supervision of their trainers, we realised that we were living an unforgettable and exceptional moment. We felt ourselves as privileged people since a few persons only were authorised to attend the training. Being able to take pictures so as to capture every movement and every emotion of the wrestlers is also an immense privilege as well as being able to be photographed with a wrestler. Having attended this training just before the beginning of the January 2020 Grand Tournament was a moment in time and seeing all the flags raised near the Ryoguku station is a very symbolic experience. Our warmest thanks to Yoshiko to have helped us discover the world of the sumo and live this unique experience. We hope to be back in the future to attend matches during the Grand Tournament.

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Colin N

Really interesting. You get to see the effort the wrestlers go through in their training. Naoko was a very knowledgeable and friendly. She answered any questions we had

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Clare E

Yukio was the perfect guide - knowledgeable, punctual, friendly.
Seeing sumo practice close up was one of the most spectacular and wondrous experiences of my life.
Totally recommend .

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Jacqueline D

An authentic experience. Great tour guide


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Sumo stable Morning Training Watching Tour
Overview:

If you want to watch the Sumo wrestlers up close, this is one of the closest you can get!
Let’s watch the wrestler’s morning practice right next to the ring and feel the intense and serious atmosphere. The sound of wrestlers colliding to each other, their breath and the scent of the fragrance they wear are something that you can never feel by watching any videos.

You will meet with your knowledgeable tour guide at the station and walk to the stable(10mins walk).Your guide will explain you about Sumo, its history, rules and regulations before entering the stable and then watch it together. You will see the unique traditional sports which is at the same time religious rituals, originally started to entertain the Shinto deities.

If you are lucky, you will get to take photos with the wrestlers after the practice!

*For tournament season, the tour time would be different.(7:30am-9:30am) So please check our direct message.

From USD

$97

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