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Tokyo: Sumo Morning Training Visit

4.6 / 5

55 reviews

Activity provider: H.I.S. Co Ltd(TIC)
Other experience

Tokyo: Sumo Morning Training Visit

Activity provider: H.I.S. Co Ltd(TIC)

From US$ 79.13 per person

Discover Sumo Wrestling, Japan's traditional martial arts form. This is a tour take you to behind the scenes to visit the morning training exercises of active, professional Sumo wrestlers.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1 hour
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Small group
Limited to 1 participants


  • Visit a real Sumo Stable in Tokyo.
  • Watch active professional Sumo wrestlers training
  • Take a group picture with the Sumo wrestlers
Full description
Sumo wrestling is Japan's highly popular national sport with a long tradition. In this activity participants get to see the training of active, professional wrestlers and get the chance to take a group picture with them in the end. Usually most people only get to see Sumo athletes from far away during a tournament; however, with a visit to a Sumo stables you'll get to witness the action up close. You'll have a greater understanding of this traditional sport and an experience to remember at the end of your visit.
  • Visit to Sumo wrestlers morning training
  • Group picture
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Meeting point

The actual meeting place will be decided 3-2 days before the participation date. Participants will be informed via email regarding the location and how to get there.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Hats
  • Sunglasses
  • Food and drinks
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Smoking indoors
  • Flash photography

Know before you go

  • The meeting time and location depends on the day and will be decided about 3 days before the scheduled date. Specific location requests cannot be accommodated.
  • All Sumo stables are within Tokyo.
  • Entering the stable is only allowed with the guide.
  • The schedule might be subject to changes, depending on the wrestlers' condition.
  • Normally the training sessions last about 60 minutes. During the Sumo tournaments in Tokyo, the training sessions will last only about 30 minutes.
  • Participants may leave earlier, but in that case, will not receive a group picture.
  • Talking loudly and making noises is prohibited, and phones must be switched into silent mode.
  • Flash photography is forbidden, and videos may only be taken with prior permission.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 55 reviews

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Amazing to see the wrestlers practising and how they push their athleticism at such a close vicinity. Small tour group also helped with intimacy of experience as had uninterrupted view. The hour of sitting past quickly surprisingly after initial discomfort of 5min in hard floor. Highly recommended, for adults and children (our 7yr was fascinated and able to last nearly the hour of sitting still and being silent)

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March 30, 2023

We’ve been informed about the meeting place a week before, so there was plenty of time to check how to get there and plan everything. You need to be in a place on time to be able to get inside the stable before training begins. Watching each part of the training of every fighter is really informative in terms of the sumo fight techniques. If you easily get interested in sports nuances you will have awesome time. Please consider that training can last up to 2h and during that time you need to sit quitely, not talk and not making noises. You need sit with your feet not directed to training area which for many people can be huge discomfort. You also should not lean on the walls etc. I saw people who were leaving before the end of the trainig and a lady who fell asleep (!) and each behaviour like that was received very negatively by the „coach” who were guarding the peace of the players. But I guess that for some people it can be challenging to sit still for 2h, early in the morning.

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March 30, 2023

We loved watching the session. It lasted over 2 hours and was well managed. We would have enjoyed maybe seeing one contest and also perhaps a little explanation about the history and routines although we totallynindersyand thatbthis was a live session and not a performance. We would recommend it fully.

March 30, 2023

Product ID: 262592