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Tokyo Sumo Morning Practice Walking Tour

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Sumida City, Japan
Tokyo Sumo Morning Practice Walking Tour

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Get an inside look into Japan’s ancient, traditional national sport: sumo wrestling. Travelers can find it hard to gain access to the wrestlers’ stables without local help. On this morning training tour you’ll see the athletes practicing, close up. Enjoy this exclusive insight into Japanese culture and history through this fascinating sport.
  • See the wrestlers in an unstaged practice setting
  • Tour photos are included
  • Get insider access with your local guide
  • Sports enthusiasts will especially love this tour
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Entrance fee of Sumo practice
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A local guide fee

Departure Point

Japan, 〒130-0015 Tokyo, Sumida City, Yokoami, 1-chōme−3−5 JR両国駅東口高架下

Right outside of JR Ryogoku Station East Exit Please note that there are two Ryogoku stations and the meeting point is the JR Ryogoku station, (NOT Toei-Oedo line Ryogoku station). Your guide will be holding an orange/red board saying "Magical Trip".

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • 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.
  • 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 practice by sumo stables. In that case, we will fully refund your booking shortly. You do not need to pay for Sumo morning practice entrance fee.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • In the case that your group is large, the group may be split into the different groups and each may visit different stables.
  • 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.
  • 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 the tour, get refund or rescheduled.
  • We might ask you to change the time/date depending on the availability of the Sumo morning practice schedule.
  • Please be aware that guests may have to sit on the floor as most of stables do not usually offer chairs.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY MagicalTrip Inc.

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Tokyo Sumo Morning Practice Walking Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during Tokyo Sumo Morning Practice Walking Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Tokyo Sumo Morning Practice Walking Tour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Tokyo Sumo Morning Practice Walking Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Tokyo Sumo Morning Practice Walking Tour.
What is the maximum group size during Tokyo Sumo Morning Practice Walking Tour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

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103 Reviews

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Amazing experience
, Mar 2020
This Sumo practice was a highlight of our trip to Tokyo. Our guide Ayaka was lovely, gave us lots of information about the visit before we walked to the stable. We recommend this tour to anyone visiting Tokyo.
Superb sumo
, Jan 2020
A great experience ! We learned so much. Our guide was so friendly and enthusiastic. We have recommended this trip to our friends as we know they will love seeing these athletes up close !
Great Experience
, Jan 2020
I booked this tour to learn a bit about sumo wrestling. Yumiko was a fantastic guide, she met us early at the location by the JR train station and then took the time to explain what we were going to see when we went to the Sumo stable. She then took us with a few to the Sumo stable. Additionally, during the practice she wrote additional notes to help us understand what we were seeing. It was an overall fascinating experience.
Good experience
, Dec 2019
The tour was very interesting. We saw the wrestlers practice for over an hour. There was a brief introduction beforehand. All in all, I recommend. There is no lunch or other activities with the tour.
Very Interesting
, Oct 2019
We enjoyed watching the training. It was a rare opportunity to see the life of Sumo wrestlers. We were allowed to photograph the training and the wrestlers, and had a posed photo opportunity with them at the end of the session.
Amazing Experience
, Oct 2019
If you can't get to one of the 6 official Sumo Tournaments then the morning training tour is a well worthwhile alternative - it was an amazing experience. We were able to watch the wrestlers warm up and do general exercises but also take part in actual fights to practice their techniques. We had hoped that we may see some wrestling but was surprised how much we did get to see. It wasn't a display for tourists but full on fighting with their peers. Just amazing and highly recommended!
Unique Insight
, Aug 2019
I can't think of a better way to experience Sumo in some small way other than to get ringside seats at a Grand Tournament, We were sitting on thin cushion pads inches from the student wrestlers and they were giving their all. They are clearly pushed hard and this is no 'put on for tourists show' as they were at times reduced to tears. Be aware that our timing was brought forward without much notice - check emails the day prior.
Une expérience inoubliable
, Jan 2020
Une expérience inoubliable. Nous sommes très proches des sumotoris : nous les entendons souffler, souffrir, nous sentons le sol vibrer. Petit à petit, nous comprenons les règles, les tactiques, et les codes de ce sport. Une super matinée avec une bonne organisation et un guide sympathique.
christian g
, Oct 2019
A voir au moins une fois lors d’une visite ! Entraînement très intense. Spectaculaire . A ne pas manquer 😀😀😀

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