Tokyo Sumo Morning Practice Walking Tour

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From $111.95

105 reviews   (4.71)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 2 hours

Departs: Tokyo, Tokyo

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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-Watch the Sumo morning training at a Sumo table in Tokyo-
Did you know that the Sumo-wrestlers' day starts very early?
The Sumo-wrestler's who are highly ranked/skilled normally start their training from 8 am. If you go and watch the match in the Sumo Stadium it's really difficult to get a seat close to the sumo ring, but the good thing about this tour is that you get to watch their training from a very close distance!!

-A local tour guide will take you to the "World of Sumo"-
How well do you know about Sumo? Do you know about the rules of the Sumo match? Do you know what the Sumo-wrestlers eat to grow big? Don't worry, that's why a local tour guide will be there for you throughout the tour to give you insights. Please feel free to ask any questions during the tour!

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What's Included

A local guide fee

Entrance fee of Sumo practice

Tour photos

What's Not Included


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 100

Additional Info

  • Available for those who are only over 12 years old since those who are younger than 12 years old are not allowed inside the sumo morning practice.
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • limit number of participants up to 9 people
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • You may not be allowed to go to the toilet during the practice, so please make sure to go to toilet before the tour starts.
  • As Sumo stables has the right to adjust their schedule in the last minute based on their tournament schedule and wrestlers’ condition, please note that there is a possibility that we will cancel your booking due to the sudden change or cancellation of the
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • In the case that your group is large, the group may be split into the different groups and each may visit different stables.
  • Out of respect for our other guests and to ensure the best tour for everyone, we must start the tour on time. Please note that if you are late for more than 15 minutes than meeting time (10 mins before the tour starting time), you will not be able to join
  • Please be aware that guests may have to sit on the floor as most of stables do not usually offer chairs.
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Sumo stables decide if the audiences are allowed to take the photos of sumo wrestlers or the photos with sumo wrestlers. Please note that there is the possibility that you cannot take those photos in the case the sumo stables rejected for whatever reasons
  • The sumo stable has the right to refuse guests who offend the rules of the stable and in this case, we will not be able to refund.
  • We might ask you to change the time/date depending on the availability of the Sumo morning practice schedule.

Cancellation Policy

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

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Your guide will walk with you to one of the sumo stables. It will take around 5min to 30min depending on which stable is available to us that day.
You will enter the stable together with your guide and watch the sumo practice for around 1 to 2 hours.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Ryogoku Station
You will meet your guide and group at Ryogoku JR Station East Exit. Your guide will be holding a red/orange "MagicalTrip" board.
PLEASE NOTE: There are two Ryogoku stations. Do NOT go to Ryogoku Oedo Line Station.

• Admission Ticket Free

Edo-Tokyo Museum
Pass by Edo Tokyo Museum next to Ryogoku Station

• Admission Ticket Free

Ryogoku Kokugikan
Pass by Ryogoku Kokugikan

• Admission Ticket Free

Sumo Museum
After watching the sumo practice, the group will visit the sumo museum unless it is closed.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included


You have to see Sumo
Stephen_H, 12-12-2022
Such an intimate experience being only a few feet away from current sumo wrestlers genuinely taking part in morning practice.
The guide was very engaging and the wrestlers were very talkative and friendly when they posed for photos with us after practice ended.
Amazing Tour
S_L, 10-12-2022
Tommy san and Kate were so amazing. They introduced us to the world of sumo that we knew nothing about. Overall, they were kind, patient and very informative! So glad we went. It was the perfect ending to our first Japan trip.
Great experience
Expedition307903, 18-09-2020
Yumiko was a great guide, provided a lot of commentary on what was happening during practice and arranged a photo with one of the sumo wrestler. Cannot recommend her enough!
Amazing Sumo Experience
asdecas, 15-09-2020
I surprised my boyfriend with this and it was amazing! We sat front row and watched the sumo wrestlers. Sometimes they were just inches in front of us. We also had an awesome history lesson by our tour guide on the walk over!
The power and performance of Sumo is incredible
2RideTheGlobe, 15-09-2020
This was an amazing experience that we never would have had if it weren't for Keina and Rina. We were allowed to sit up close during a morning Sumo practice, and even meet a few of the wrestlers before and after practice. I wasn't sure what to expect, but the power and performance of these great men is pretty amazing, and we gained insight and understanding into the inner workings of Sumo. Definitely a highlight to our trip.

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