Experience the thrill of sumo wrestling with premium tickets at Ryogoku Kokugikan, immerse in Ryogoku's culture with a local guide, and savor a traditional chanko-nabe lunch.
Dive into the heart of Japan's sumo wrestling culture with our exclusive Tokyo Grand Sumo Tour. This unique adventure includes a premium ticket to the electrifying Ryogoku Kokugikan hall, where the thrilling sumo matches come to life. Our expert local guide will lead you on a fascinating walking tour through Ryogoku, the hallowed ground of sumo wrestling. Here, you'll immerse yourself in the rich history and intricate rules of sumo, gaining insights that will enhance your appreciation of the matches.
But there's more to this experience than just sumo. You'll have the chance to indulge in chanko-nabe, a hearty stew traditionally eaten by sumo wrestlers to build strength. As we wander through Ryogoku, you'll also discover historical temples and significant spots that have shaped the world of sumo. Don't miss this chance to experience the grandeur of sumo in Tokyo. Book now and prepare for an unforgettable cultural journey!
Exclusive access to premium Ryogoku Kokugikan sumo match tickets
Guided walking tour in Ryogoku, the heartland of sumo wrestling
In-depth understanding of sumo history, culture, and rules
Enjoy a traditional chanko-nabe meal, a sumo wrestler's staple
Visit historical temples and significant sumo-related sites
S-ranked 2nd-floor seating for an unparalleled view of sumo matches
Expert local guide providing unique insights and stories
Our journey begins at Ryogoku Station, a hub of sumo culture and history. Here, we'll gather and prepare for an exciting day immersed in the world of sumo wrestling. Our local guide will meet you at this iconic location, setting the stage for an unforgettable experience.
This tour is specially crafted for enthusiasts who wish to deeply engage with the sumo tournament. We offer exclusive S-ranked 2nd-floor tickets, a privilege often reserved for locals. As we wander Ryogoku, our guide will unfold the rich tapestry of sumo history and culture. You'll learn about the sport's fundamental rules and its significance in Ryogoku, enhancing your understanding and appreciation of the upcoming sumo matches.
Post-exploration, we'll guide you to a local restaurant to savor chanko-nabe, the iconic dish of sumo wrestlers. This hearty hot pot is key to building a wrestler's strength. The restaurant, adorned with sumo memorabilia, provides a truly immersive atmosphere. Here, you'll enjoy not just a meal, but an experience, complemented by intriguing sumo quizzes from our guide.
The highlight of our tour is the visit to Ryogoku Kokugikan. After a day filled with cultural insights and sumo stories, you'll be well-prepared to fully appreciate the sumo matches. We've secured premium seating for you - S-ranked seats on the second floor, offering an exceptional view. Enjoy the thrill and excitement of the sumo tournament, a culmination of the day's rich experiences.
As our tour concludes, we'll ensure you have lasting memories of this unique experience. You'll receive photos taken during the tour by our guide, sent via email. This is more than just a tour; it's a deep dive into the heart of Japanese sumo culture, offering a perspective and understanding that goes beyond the ordinary.
Tokyo Grand Sumo Tournament Ticket (2nd Floor S-rank, 1st-3rd row)
Special Ryogoku Kokugikan seats
Chanko hotpot lunch (with advance-request vegan/vegetarian/gluten-free options)
Post-tour emailed tour photos
Personal purchases (souvenirs, extra food/drinks)
Transport to/from Ryogoku Station
Personal travel insurance
Advance request required for vegan/vegetarian lunch (note: vegetarian course uses bonito and kelp in dashi soup)
Possible service delays at restaurants due to post-Covid-19 staffing challenges; your patience is appreciated
Expect hot temperatures during summer; dress accordingly
The tour starts promptly at the scheduled time to respect all guests
No refunds, rescheduling, or joining mid-tour for late arrivals
Full refund available if canceled at least 72 hours before tour start
Free rescheduling is permitted up to 72 hours before the tour, subject to availability
Meet us in front of the Seven-Eleven Store next to Ryogoku Edo NOREN, located just outside the West Exit of JR Ryogoku Station. Please note, that there are two Ryogoku stations; our meeting point is specifically at the JR line station, not the Toei-Oedo line. Look for a guide holding a red/orange "Magical Trip" sign for easy identification.
Q: What does the tour include?
Ans: The tour includes premium S-rank seats at the Ryogoku Kokugikan sumo tournament, a guided walking tour in Ryogoku, a traditional chanko-nabe lunch, and post-tour photographs emailed to you.
Q: How long is the tour?
Ans: The tour typically lasts around 3 hours, though this can vary slightly depending on the day’s schedule and restaurant service times.
Q: Is the tour suitable for children?
Ans: Yes, the tour is family-friendly. However, children should be comfortable with walking and the duration of the tour.
Q: Are vegetarian or vegan meal options available?
Ans: Yes, vegetarian and vegan options are available for the chanko-nabe lunch, but they must be requested in advance. Note that vegetarian options may contain bonito and kelp.
Q: What should I wear on the tour?
Ans: Comfortable walking shoes and weather-appropriate clothing are recommended. In summer, light and breathable clothing is advised due to the heat.
Q: What if I am late to the meeting point?
Ans: Unfortunately, late arrivals cannot join the tour later, and no refunds or rescheduling options are available for latecomers.
Q: Is the tour accessible for people with disabilities?
Ans: Please contact us in advance to discuss specific accessibility needs. We strive to accommodate all guests, but some tour elements may have limitations.
Q: Are there any age restrictions for the tour?
Ans: No, there are no age restrictions, but the tour is best suited for those who can comfortably walk and engage in a 3-hour cultural experience.
The booking is non-refundable if you cancel within 1 day of the start time.
Meet us in front of the Seven-Eleven Store next to Ryogoku Edo NOREN, located just outside the West Exit of JR Ryogoku Station.
Learn about the sport's fundamental rules and its significance in Ryogoku, enhancing your understanding and appreciation of the upcoming sumo matches.
Post exploration, we'll guide you to a local restaurant to savor chanko-nabe, the iconic dish of sumo wrestlers. This hearty hot pot is key to building a wrestler's strength.
The highlight of our tour is the visit to Ryogoku Kokugikan. After a day filled with cultural insights and sumo stories, you'll be well-prepared to fully appreciate the sumo matches.