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Tokyo Sumo Stopover

Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 993

Stopover in Tokyo to take in a sumo match and learn about Japan’s beloved national sport. A city tour will introduce you to many of Tokyo’s most popular landmarks, including Senso-ji, before you head to Ryogoku to watch the grand sumo tournament and learn about the history of the sport at the Sumo Museum.


This 4-day Japanese vacation takes you to Tokyo for a sumo match. It features first-class accommodations, shared tours, and is a perfect stopover for anyone with an interest in sumo and Japanese culture.

Your journey begins in Tokyo, the Japanese capital and the world’s largest city. Whether you’re interested in the latest technological innovations or medieval temples, you’ll find what you’re looking for in Tokyo. On your first full day, you’ll see some of the city’s most popular landmarks on a morning tour. Start at Meiji Jingu Shrine, an austere temple in the midst of a city park. The temple was built in dedication to Emperor Meiji, who opened up the country to the world in the late 19th century. Continue past the stunning East Gardens of the Imperial Palace and reach the old district of Asakusa, where you’ll visit the massive red Buddhist temple of Senso-ji. Stroll down bustling Nakamise shopping street before hopping over to Ginza to find high-end clothing retailers and department stores.

The next day, head to Ryogoku, the traditional home of Japanese wrestling, to attend the Sumo Museum and see a sumo match, one of Japan’s most time-honoured sports. The main exhibition in Ryogoku Kokugikan has several sumo exhibits and changes six times a year to reflect different interests. You’ll watch a sumo match from the second floor B seats and have a chance to see other things of interest, including the championship flags decorating the main lobby. You’ll also visit the Sumo Museum to learn about the history of sumo in Japan and see woodblock prints, folding screens, and ceremonial aprons dating back to the Edo period.

You’ll have another night in Tokyo before departing the following morning. However, you should consider extending your stay in Tokyo to see all that the city has to offer.


 

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Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 993

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Day 1

Tokyo Narita Airport to Tokyo Hotel by Airport Bus with Meet and Greet

Duration2 Hours

Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo

The Keio Plaza Hotel is the ideal location to explore the delights of the city of Tokyo. Only minutes away from the most popular shopping and entertainment spots, the luxury hotel provides stunning views over central Tokyo. The Keio Plaza Hotel offers a wide variety of home-away-from-home hospitality, with 1,435 guest rooms to choose from to accommodate your every need. Located in Shinjuku, in the very heart of the Tokyo metropolis, the Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo extends top rated services and facilities, features that guests come to expect of a world class hotel.

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
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Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo

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    Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo



    The Keio Plaza Hotel is the ideal location to explore the delights of the city of Tokyo. Only minutes away from the most popular shopping and entertainment spots, the luxury hotel provides stunning views over central Tokyo. The Keio Plaza Hotel offers a wide variety …

    The Keio Plaza Hotel is the ideal location to explore the delights of the city of Tokyo. Only minutes away from the most popular shopping and entertainment spots, the luxury hotel provides stunning views over central Tokyo. The Keio Plaza Hotel offers a wide variety of home-away-from-home hospitality, with 1,435 guest rooms to choose from to accommodate your every need. Located in Shinjuku, in the very heart of the Tokyo metropolis, the Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo extends top rated services and facilities, features that guests come to expect of a world class hotel.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Bellman/Porters
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Currency Exchange
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Hair/Beauty Salon
    • Mail and Postal Facilities
    • Massage Treatments
    • Medical Services
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Sauna
    • Secretarial Service
    • Spa

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Day 2

Cityrama Tokyo Morning Half Day Tour

Start this morning's tour by visiting Meiji Jingu Shrine, completed in 1920, and set in the midst of an urban forest. Drive past the National Diet Building (Japan's White House) on your way to the Imperial Palace's tranquil East Garden. Continue on to Asakusa and visit Sensoji, the oldest and most beloved temple in the city. Explore crazy Nakamise shopping street, then drive through the high-end shopping district of Ginza. You'll be dropped off at Yurakucho Station (1:15pm) from where you can continue to explore on your own.

Duration4 Hours
Day 3

Tokyo Sumo Tournament

Today we meet at the Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal at 1pm. We then board the train at Hamamatsucho Station for Ryogku station which is a 20min trip. On arrival a 5 min walk to visit the Sumo Museum at Ryogoku Kokugikan. A variety of items related to sumo wrestling are on exhibit here. The exhibit changes 6 times a year, so even those who have visited before can look forward to something new. Next up is time to watch Sumo at Ryogoku Kokugikan, you will watch from 2nd floor B seats. Due to the officious nature of the proceedings, it may be necessary to wait for a previous event to finish before entering the arena. Participants are allowed to purchase food or items, or take a break or have a meal at the dining hall while the match is going on. The sumo matches are held from the lower ranks to the higher ranks, beginning with the junior division. How to enjoy Sumo: Watching the sumo matches is the main event, but there are many other things to enjoy at the Kokugikan arena. First, check out the arena entrance lobby to look at the championship flags and other items given to champion sumo wrestlers. The lobby is also a popular spot for photo taking. Secondly, the arena houses a Sumo Museum where important sumo related items such as woodblock prints, folding screens and ceremonial aprons from as far back as the Edo period are on display. Check out the exhibit during a break in the sumo matches. Finally, don't forget to browse through the various sumo-related goods that are on sale. All customers on this tour will be given a sumo guidebook (in English) as a gift! After the match, you would need to make your own way back to your hotel.

Duration5 Hours
Day 4

Tokyo Hotel to Tokyo Narita Airport by Airport Bus

Duration2 Hours

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DEPARTURES:

Daily
2020: Jan 12-26; May 10-24; Sep 13-27

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Meet & Greet Service
  • Round trip shared airport transfers
  • 3 nights first class' accommodation
  • Breakfast daily
  • Half day Tokyo group bus tour
  • Chair seat tickets to attend the grand sumo tournament
  • Entrance to the Sumo Museum

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • Transfers to group tour meeting points and sumo stadium
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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As there is so much to see and do in many of our City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, you should consider staying longer. Below is a list of suggestions that can be added to your stay.

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