Smiling sumo wrestlers look like soft-hearted giants, just to turn into powerful combats during a match! If you couldn’t get the chance to watch a match, or you better prefer a front-row-seat kind of experience, join this dining experience and jump in the ring! But prepare to be sumo-smashed.
This extraordinary dining experience will give you information and insights into sumo history and the current lifestyle of sumo wrestlers, including some hilarious personal stories from two retired sumo wrestlers. These big, funny guys will show you both the legit and banned techniques unique to this discipline, as an introduction to three real matches! Buckle up and enjoy an exclusive sumo show!
If you dare, you can change into your sumo attire (a special costume is set aside for you) and challenge the ex-sumo wrestlers at their own sport. Give all that you have got, and then take a photo together to commemorate the match.
Don’t want to take on the physical challenge? You’ll still love the next part of this unique experience. Chanko nabe is a flavorful hot pot dish whose main components are usually chicken and a lavish heap of colorful vegetables. Chanko is the sumo dish par excellence and pros eat a tremendous amount of it, along with tons of rice, in order to maintain or gain weight to help them fight their opponents. While the serving of chanko nabe provided to the general public at chanko restaurants doesn’t quite match the quantity consumed by these massive athletes, it is still a hearty and filling dish that will challenge the capacity of your stomach. Fun fact: the staff cooking your chanko nabe are also retired sumo wrestlers!
-Oolong tea, water, or hot water
-”Black pork and Salt” flavor chanko nabe
-Tempura (shrimp and seasonal vegetable)
-Chirashi sushi (rice topped with sashimi and avocado)
-Steamed egg custard
Three sumo matches played by former wrestlers
Trying sumo wrestling with one of the professionals
A complete set menu centered around chanko nabe
Transportation from/to the restaurant
Any additional food or beverages
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
On Mondays(lunch and dinner), your destination is Toteki Genki Asakusa Chanko-ba located on the second floor at 2-27-10 Nishiasakusa,Taito-ku, Tokyo.
On Thursdays (lunch), go to Genghis Khan, Yukidaruma Ryogoku-beya on the third floor of Ozaki Bldg. 3-24-2, Ryogkoku, Sumida-ku, Tokyo.
Please inform us about any specific dietary restrictions upon booking.
The room is floored with tatami mats, but chairs are available.
Pleas be reminded to display a considerate and respectful behavior. Troublemakers will be kindly asked to leave without refund.
Bringing your own food and drinks during the sumo performance is allowed.