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.
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.
Watch the Sumo morning training at a Sumo table in Tokyo
Did you know that the Sumo-wrestlers' day starts very early?
The Sumo-wrestler's who are highly ranked/skilled normally start their training from 8 am. If you go and watch the match in the Sumo Stadium it's really difficult to get a seat close to the sumo ring, but the good thing about this tour is that you get to watch their training from a very close distance!!
A local tour guide will take you to the "World of Sumo"
How well do you know about Sumo? Do you know about the rules of the Sumo match? Do you know what the Sumo-wrestlers eat to grow big? Don't worry, that's why a local tour guide will be there for you throughout the tour to give you insights. Please feel free to ask any questions during the tour!
You will meet your guide and group at Ryogoku JR Station East Exit. Your guide will be holding a red/orange "MagicalTrip" board.
Stop At: Ryogoku, Sumida Tokyo Prefecture
Your guide will walk with you to one of the sumo stables. It will take around 5min to 30min depending on which stable is available to us that day.
You will enter the stable together with your guide and watch the sumo practice for around 1 to 2 hours.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Pass By: Ryogoku Station, 1 Yokoami, Sumida 130-0015 Tokyo Prefecture
After watching the sumo practice your guide will walk you back to Ryogoku station.