Tokyo: Sumo Tournament Half Day Tour
- 5 Hours
- 5 Hours
- On request
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.
Duration: 5 Hours
Departs: 1:40 p.m. - Returns: 6:30 p.m.