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Morning sumo practice and chanko lunch

Availability: See calendar
Duration: 5 hours
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
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  • Discover the ancient martial art of sumo wrestling
  • Watch an exciting morning sumo practice
  • Enjoy a delicious Japanese Chanko lunch
What to expect

On this Japanese adventure, watch a breathtaking early morning practice of sumo wrestling followed by lunch in a Chanko restaurant.

After meeting your guide, you will get a small introduction to the origin, history, rules and fun of the ancient martial art of Sumo. You will then make your way to the sumo training stable, passing by the Tokyo Sky Tree. Be amazed at the world’s tallest self-standing broadcasting tower whose structure was inspired by the image of a Japanese sword.

The sumo wrestlers start their dedicated morning practice at 7.00am with a combination of stretching, warming-up, and a routine of basic sumo movements. Together with the guide, you will arrive at approximately 8.00am in time for the practice matches to begin. The sounds that the sweaty, dirty, serious-looking wrestlers make as they hit their bodies against each other again and again are overwhelming. When they stretch to cool down, you’ll be surprised to see how supple they are, despite their gigantic and muscular bodies.

After watching the breathtaking practice at the stable, your guide will lead you to a Chanko restaurant for lunch. This is a Japanese stew commonly eaten in vast quantity by sumo wrestlers as part of a weight-gain diet. However, it is now not only for sumo wrestlers but loved by many outside the ring. Try it for yourselves!

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What's included
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Guided tour
What's not included
  • Drinks
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off

131-0045, 1-1-65, Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Meeting point:

The meeting point is at exit B3 of Oshiage station. To arrive here, you can either use the Toei Asakusa Subway Line A20 or the Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line (Z14). Please step outside when you reach the exit B3. Your guide will meet you there holding a sign saying “Shitamachi T Pro”.

What to remember
  • This tour is available for a maximum of 10 people
  • Minimum age of 13 years
  • Early morning practice is not a show or attraction for tourists but serious daily practice for sumo wrestlers
  • Sumo is considered part of Shinto practices and you are kindly asked to remain still and silent when watching
  • Please follow your guide's instructions
  • Comfortable shoes are suggested as this tour involves moderate walking
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  • See calendar for exact dates
  • Tour starts at 7.30am
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Shitamachi t Pro Co., Ltd
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

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