Tokyo Grand Sumo Tournament Viewing Tour with Tickets

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Enjoy a unique experience that's simply not possible by just watching on TV! Come face to face with Japanese culture that has been kept alive through many years, such as the presence of a referee which began in the Sengoku period (about 1467-1603), and the use of vivid 'kesho-mawashi' ceremonial aprons and the ring entering procession which have continued from the Edo period (1603-1868), on this tour guided by a National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter knowledgeable about sumo wrestling. Watch sumo, Japan's national sport, from comfortable reserved B-class seating (chair seating). All tour participants will receive "The Sumo," a booklet about sumo (in English); and Banzuke-hyo, a table of rankings, as a gift! It has easy-to-understand explanations about the origins of sumo wrestling, match rules, reading the banzuke list, enjoying the ceremony, and more, so feel free to use it during the sumo viewing. Copyright : Nihon Sumo Kyokai all rights reserved

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • © Nihon Sumo Kyokai all rights reserved.
  • Please arrive and meet the guide 10 minutes before tour start time.
  • The number of customers for 1 group booking for this tour is 1-19. If booking for a group of 20 or more customers, please note that the group will be divided.
  • Spectator Etiquette: Please note that you will have to wait to be seated if one of the following events is underway at the time: a sumo match, a speech by the Sumo Association (on the first and the last tournament day), the ring entering procession of the Makuuchi division wrestlers (dohyoiri), the ring entering procession of the Yokozuna, or the ritual stomping ceremony (on the last tournament day). In such a case, please wait until the event is over before proceeding to spectator seating. Also, the National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter will not be able to provide explanations or other guidance during these events
  • Children up to 3 years of age may also join, but must sit on the lap of a parent or guardian while watching. In this case, please note that they will not be provided the light snack, drink, and cheering towel. If a child requires their own seat, light snack, drink, and cheering towel, please make a booking for them under the child rate (typically for ages 4-11).
  • Stroller storage areas are available on the 1st and 2nd floors. However, please note that we take no responsibility in case of theft, etc. in the arena. Strollers cannot be brought inside the arena seating area.
  • Bringing food and drinks including alcohol into Kokugikan is prohibited. Please purchase food and refreshments from the vendors inside the arena.
  • [ONLY for S seats and A seats] At Kokugikan, customers on this tour will be provided a light snack (Kokugikan specialty yakitori (grilled chicken skewer) and drink) (1 per person). As there are no additions to be provided, customers who would like additional food and drink may purchase on their own at the shops on the 1st and 2nd floors of Kokugikan. Bringing food and drinks including alcohol into Kokugikan is prohibited. B seats does not include light snack.
  • [ONLY for S seats and A seats] Each customer on this tour will be given 1 cheering towel in Kokugikan. Please bring it home as a souvenir from sumo viewing. Requests for specific colors or wrestler names, etc. are not accepted. Thank you for your understanding. B seats does not include cheering towel.
  • [ONLY for S seats and A seats] Vegetarian options are not available. Please be aware that should a customer choose not to eat the Kokugikan specialty yakitori, this shall be considered a waiver of rights. Thank you for your understanding.
  • Customers who are late for the departure time will have their reservations canceled. Please give yourself plenty of time.
  • Please note that you may have to wait to be taken to your seat or listen to explanations by the National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter if one of the following events is underway at the time: a sumo match, a speech by the Sumo Association (on the first and the last tournament day), the ring entering procession of the Makuuchi division wrestlers (dohyoiri), the ring entering procession of the Yokozuna, or the ritual stomping ceremony (last tournament day only).
  • Seats may not be designated. This information will be provided on the day of the tour.
  • If you would like to be seated together as a group, please make a request when booking. Although staff will try to provide customers with their requested seating arrangements, please note that some requests may not be accommodated.
  • For those participating in a wheelchair, please indicate so in the remarks entry field when booking. As Ryogoku Kokugikan's wheelchair storage area is on the 1st floor, please go to the 2nd floor on your own or with the help of an accompanying group member. When heading to the seats there are stairs and escalators going up and down. Please note that the National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter cannot provide assistance or help.
  • Suitcases and other large pieces of luggage cannot be brought into the seating area. In addition, baggage cannot be stored at Ryogoku View Hotel, the meeting location. Please make sure to store luggage at another location on your own in advance (coin lockers, etc.) or at your accommodation.
  • This tour promotes Social Contribution as stated under Sunrise Tours' Sustainable Development Goals. We advocate for responsible travel, and urge one and all to become responsible travelers.

  • Professional guide
  • Sumo information pamphlet and sumo-ranking list (in English)
  • 2nd Floor Chair Seating

  • Hotel pickup/drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Meal

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.