With this Sumo training tour discover the Japanese form of wrestling with deep origins in legend and history.
Sumo (相撲) dates back over 1,500 years. Ancient wall paintings suggest sumo was performed in prehistoric times as part of agricultural rituals for the kami (gods) to determine the success of farmers’ crops.
Also several stories exist of sumo matches being held in the seventh and eighth centuries as part of Imperial court ceremonies.
In 1909, sumo was established as the national sport of Japan and the first permanent sumo hall was built in the Ryogoku area, with now Kokugikan, the fourth built in Tokyo, which has been in use since 1985.
Today sumo is a widely popular form of professional entertainment.
Join us to visit a sumo stable or beya, where rishiki (sumo wrestlers) live, eat, sleep and train throughout their career.
Then enjoy Chanko-nabe, a rich and filling stew with vegetables, tofu, cabbage and bean sprouts mixed with seafood, chicken, pork or beef, and seasonings commonly eaten in vast quantity by rishiki.
- 5 hours Private Experience: From JPY48,000 for 2 guests. (JPY15,000 for each additional guest)
- Sumo stable only: From JPY9,500/pers.
- If only 1 guest or + 6 guests, contact us for an estimate
Terms of payment
- 25% deposit paid upon booking
- Balance paid 35 days before departure
- Hotel or station pick up
- English speaking local guide
- Your guide’s transportation
- Chanko-nabe lunch
- Transportation (avg. JPY1,000/pers.)
- Extra food and drink costs
- This tour is not suitable for person under 8 years old
- Please be reminded to wear comfortable shoes
- This tour can also be done with private car
- In the unplanned event of using taxis instead of public transportation, extra fees may apply