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Sumo Tournament, Chanko Nabe, & Culture in Ryogoku (Tokyo)

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Duration
8 hours
Number of Guests
1 - 8 guests
Accessibility
Family-friendly
Language
Japanese, English
Join this spectacular sumo tour of Ryogoku Sumo Town in Tokyo! See a LIVE grand sumo tournament at Kokugikan Arena, visit key sites, museums, training stables, & enjoy a chanko nabe lunch.
Highlights
Chair B seats to a LIVE grand sumo tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan Arena
Walking tour of Ryogoku Sumo Town alongside an English-speaking sumo specialist
Sights and stops: Nomino Sukune Shrine, Edo Noren, Ryogoku Kokugikan Sumo Arena, sumo training stables
Feast on sumo-fare at a chanko nabe (sumo wrestler's hot pot) restaurant
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
Seats to a LIVE grand sumo tournament in Tokyo? Right here, folks. Step into the sumo world with this whirlwind full-day tour of Ryogoku Sumo Town. Your guide is an expert on all things sumo, so you’re in capable hands. You’ll tour the area, visit sacred shrines, sumo training stables, stop for lunch at a specialty chanko nabe (sumo wrestler's hot pot) restaurant, and see a live grand sumo tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan Arena! Please note that the default seats included in this experience are Chair B (see the arena map provided in the experience photo album above). If you’d like to get closer to the ringside action, we have 2 alternative seat packages below. Ryogoku–known as Sumo Town– is a treasure trove of traditions, excitement, and larger-than-life athletes. This district is home to the grand Ryogoku Kokugikan–the temple of sumo wrestling–where the nation's most prestigious sumo tournaments (honbasho) occur. These tournaments sell out at lightning speed and draw massive crowds of passionate fans, eager to witness the thunderous clashes of the sumo giants. This sumo spectacular will begin with a walking tour of Ryogoku alongside your guide, who’s a wealth of sumo wrestling knowledge. You’ll stop at must-see local spots like Nomino Sukune Shinto Shrine, Edo Noren, sumo training stables, and museums. After touring the town, you’ll head to a specialty restaurant to feast on Chanko Nabe–a Japanese hotpot dish sumo wrestlers eat for good health, strength, and vitality. Once you’ve refueled, head to Ryogoku Kokugikan Arena and take your Chair B seats for the grand sumo tournament (roughly 4 hours). End this action-packed experience with a group photo session (optional) inside the arena with a recently retired sumo wrestling master.
Inclusions
Chair B seats to a LIVE grand sumo tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan Arena
Guided English-language tour with a sumo expert (all fees and taxes included)
Sumo tournament package: Tournament information, sumo wrestler rankings, and profiles
For groups of 3 plus, headsets will be provided so you can hear your guide from a distance
Chanko nabe meal
Exclusions
Transportation to and from the destination
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
The meeting place is Toei Oedo Line Ryogoku Sta. (E12) A3 Exit on the ground.
Remarks
The entire experience lasts approximately 7.5-8 hours (grand sumo tournament lasts approximately 4 hours)
The default seats for the sumo tournament are Chair B (see the arena map included in photos). If you’d like to get closer to the ring, we have 2 alternative seat packages available!
Cancellation Policy
Cancel your booking at least 2 days before the experience start time to receive a full refund minus a 3.2% transaction fee.
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Over 14 million residents call Tokyo home. Functioning as Japan's economic and cultural center, it's no surprise the metropolis often appears at the top of travelers' bucket lists. Here, you can find everything from traditional tea houses to futuristic skyscrapers.
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals