Don't miss this unique opportunity for a first-hand experience of Japan's national sport - watch professional sumo wrestlers at their morning training session!
What happens during a sumo training session?
Sumo is the national sport of Japan, and it involves numerous traditional rituals both before and after the wrestling itself. Settle in on a tatami mat to learn about the history, movements, training and tournament and add a unique experience to your trip to Japan.
You'll learn about the strict routine that the wrestlers must stick to, and get to understand the practices to follow during the training sessions. For example, you must remain seated during the practice session as a sign of respect and admiration.
The many different techniques of this ancient sport will be revealed to you as you attend this session; you'll observe how the youngest wrestlers prepare food for their elders, who follow a specific diet to gain weight. Attending a sumo training session is the perfect opportunity to learn about the rituals and costumes of Japan's national sport and to admire the daily sacrifices of those who practice it.
Then, after the performance, you can take pictures with the former wrestlers and if you are brave enough you can try your hand at some of the moves at a sumo match. Then, you'll enjoy a typical sumo wrestler's lunch: chanko-nabe, a delicious hotpot with meatballs, udon noodles and various vegetables.
The meet point is different on Mondays and Thursdays:
- Mondays: Asakusa Chanko Ba
- Thursdays: Genghis Khan Yukidaruma Ryogoku Beya
|Adults||Children from 3 to 11||Children under 3|
Children from 3 to 11US$ 50.10
Children under 3Free
* The price increases on the 9 March
The tour is exclusively in English.
Watch sumo wrestling demonstration.
Live commentary in English.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You will receive an email with your ticket attached which you must print out and show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.