Make your way to Tokyo’s Ryogoku Station’s West Gate in early afternoon to begin your sumo experience. You’ll head inside Ryogoku Kokugikan, Tokyo’s famous sumo stadium. Enjoy the sumo museum and walk around Ryogoku the area with a professional guide who also loves sumo.
According to Japanese adherents of sumo, the sport dates back more than 1500 years, developing as an outgrowth of the country’s Shinto religious system. During the tournament, you’ll watch these massive wrestlers as they attempt to ‘force’ their opponent out of their ring, feeling the roar of the crowd as the momentum literally shifts back and forth between the competitors.