What To Expect
See the sumo world with your own eyes as you experience a close-up view of sumo training!
Sumo, Japan's national sport, is a competitive full-contact wrestling sport where a wrestler attempts to force another wrestler out of a circular ring or into touching the ground with anything other than the soles of his feet. The sport originated in Japan, the only country where it is practiced professionally.
The Grand Sumo Tournament runs just six times a year, but you may see sumo wrestlers in action by watching them up-close-and-personal at their morning training sessions.
With an expert guide, be escorted to the sumo stable and learn about the history and how it's entwined with Japan's native Shinto religion. Discover an authentic piece of Japanese culture as you see these impressive athletes at their rigorous training.
Practice usually lasts for 2 to 2.5 hours, depending on the training schedule.
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Meals and drinks
Tips and gratuities
Participants must be at least 10 years old to join this program.
Talking, drinking, eating, e-mailing or internet browsing on smartphones and taking pictures with shutter sound or flash are not allowed. Leaving the room during the practice is also not recommended as it may distract the wrestlers.
Program duration is an estimate and is subject to change depending on their training schedule.
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.