Tokyo Sumo Tournament (January, May and September)

You've probably dreamed of seeing Sumo wrestlers, the out of the ordinary, strangely fascinating athletes. You now have the opportunity to do so.

The Sumotori, Japanese Stadium Gods

Amusing or terrifying, but always mysterious, sumo wrestling is fascinating. Japanese wrestling, or sumotori, is a sport that has its roots in religion, but is still very much alive today, watched on TV and in stadiums, and followed closely by male and female fans alike. What one goes to see at a sumo tournament is not only these giants clashing on their earthen arena, but one also goes for the atmosphere of the place, the shouts of encouragement from the audience, the referee's costume, the rituals of the rikishi (another name for Sumo) who are focusing ahead of the fight, etc...

See Sumo in Ryogoku, Tokyo

Ryogoku is known as Sumo's headquarters. It is here that the Kokugikan, the stadium where Sumo tournaments are held, the training areas, and the restaurants where the Sumo go to eat can be found. Twice a year, in January and September, the stadium hosts a tournament that lasts several days and at the end of which the title of "Yokozuna", champion, is awarded to the one who has managed to defeat all his opponents. Sumo fights are short but intense, and above all very impressive. 

Non cancellable.

※ The tickets we sell are: 

- standard balcony seats with chairs.

- box seats to sit on cushions on the floor. The boxes are closer to the stage. They can only be used by groups of 2 or 4 persons.  In box seats, you must remove your shoes and sit on one of the square-shaped cushions provided inside the box.

(Boxes for two people are limited in numbers. If we cannot book a 2 persons box, we will provide you with 2 chair seats instead.)

※ The stadium opens at 8:30am, except on the last three day when it opens at 10:30am and 10:00am on the last day. Fights take place all day until 6pm, but the main matches of the top-division Sumo wrestlers start around 2 pm and the highest level sumos usually fight in the late afternoon.

※ You can enter and exit at anytime during matches. Re-entry is limited to one time, please return by 17:00.

※ Children as 4 years old or older needs ticket.


As the number of tickets available is limited, we reserve the right to offer you an alternative date if the date you request is not available. If we are unable to accommodate your request, we will cancel your order and issue a full refund.


Tokyo Sumo Tournament (January, May and September)

$86 per person

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