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Watch Morning Practice at a Sumo Stable in Tokyo

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    What to Expect
    At the Tokyo sumo stable, or a nearby train station, meet up with your guide in the early morning and get ready for a peek into an exclusive world.

    Watch a live practice session. Seated on the floor, get close to the sumo wrestlers as they conduct their morning training routine and practice their techniques. Perhaps even get your photo taken with some of the sumo wrestlers after practice is finished: A truly special souvenir of a morning to remember.

    Please note, starting and ending times vary.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    BOJ株式会社(Beauty Of Japan), Japan, 〒104-0041 Tōkyō-to, Chuo City, Shintomi, 1-chōme−3−2 新富町一丁目5階
    Departure Time
    Between 7:30am and 9am

    The exact starting time will be advised after booking
    Duration
    2 days
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Local guide
    Exclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transfer to/from sumo stable
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Minimum age is 13 years
    • Activity requires sitting for long periods of time on the floor
    • Conditions depend on sumo stable's schedule and can only be confirmed about one week before. Tournaments are held in other months and thus, the stable is closed. Exact dates vary each year
    • Ending time of practice varies every day
    • Duration will be between 60 to 90 minutes (Please note that this may be shorter when we have tournament in Tokyo)
    • During sumo tournament season in Tokyo in January, May, September, (around 15th~25th), practice duration will be between 30 min to 40 min. Duration is not usual but price will be same.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    It was great observing the Sumo fighters practise. i would have expected though a little Information by our guide on Sumo in Japan and the Sumo fighters we observed- there was no information at all... A little too expensive, I think!

    Date of experience: August 2019
    2  Thank Mark B
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    This trip was my husband and I (25 years old) with my parents and their friend (all in their 50s). We all thought the experience was very unique to have such a close personal look at the sport of sumo wrestling! However, if you are...More

    Thank klammons
    Reviewed 18 June 2019

    Booked the tickets with Klook. We emailed the directions on how to get to the stable. We used Google map, which was pretty accurate. I noted that some other visitors visited another stable and was met at the station entrance. Watching their morning practise was...More

    Date of experience: December 2018
    Thank Stephy2007
    Reviewed 8 June 2019 via mobile

    Super interesting experience! You are very close to the Sumos and If you‘re lucky you can talk to them after the training. They offer some chairs but most people have to sit on the floor. Nevertheless you shouldn’t miss this!

    Date of experience: June 2019
    1  Thank Mona M
    Reviewed 19 May 2019

    Used Viator to book this tour about 10 days prior to the tour taking place- I still had to email the company to find an exact meeting point which I only received 2 days prior to the tour which was a little stressful (for the...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Jemkh
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    19 April 2019|
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    Response from rsgirard | Reviewed this property |
    Sorry I missed this...Bradley. I hope you did get your Money back- If I remember correctly they were a little slow in confirming when we booked as well.
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    sararY920BA
    16 April 2019|
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    Response from Cm K | Reviewed this property |
    As long as they are able to sit quietly and not ask any questions during the practice session. I even had to mute the tapping of my phone. They are very strict about that.
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    • Duration: 2 days
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    • Languages Offered: English
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