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Challenge Sumo Wrestlers and Enjoy a Chanko Lunch

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Don't miss your chance to interact with real sumo wrestlers! Learn about the behind-the-scene stories and daily life of a real sumo wrestler while enjoying Chanko nabe (Japanese hot pot). This is also a very rare opportunity to actually wrestle with retired sumo wrestlers.

This tour is held in Asakusa on Monday, and Ryogoku on Thursday. Please check the detail before you book!
Highlights
  • A behind-the-scenes sumo demonstration in Tokyo, with your own wrestling match
  • Get in-depth information on Japan's national sport
  • Eat like a wrestler: Enjoy a full lunch banquet with chanko nabe (Japanese hot pot)
  • Don a sumo costume for photos and a match with real-life wrestlers
What to Expect
Sumo wrestling has been a mainstay of Japanese sports for more than a millennium. While public matches make for great viewing, you’ll go a step further during this one-of-a-kind, behind-the-scenes adventure, which matches you with a real-life sumo wrestler for your own head-to-head combat session. Perfect for adventure-seekers, or any tourists in search of the perfect travel story, the tour begins with a presentation on the history of sumo and an in-depth explanation of a few key wrestling techniques. You’ll observe three bona fide sumo matches before donning your own costume and entering the ring. Get a chance to pose for souvenir photos and train like an authentic sumo wrestler using the steps you’ve learned. Next, you’ll get paired with a wrestling veteran, who you’ll go toe-to-toe with in a public battle. After working up an appetite, relax with authentic, savory sumo fare, including chanko nabe, a type of rich, calorie-heavy Japanese hot pot, which will be cooked and prepared by former wrestlers.
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Departure Point
1: Ryōgoku, Sumida City, Tokyo 130-0026, Japan
2: Asakusa, Taito City, Tokyo 111-0032, Japan
Departure Time
12:00 PM
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Asakusa Chankoba Sumo Demonstration
  • Entry/Admission - Ryogoku
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from restaurant
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Bringing your own food or drink is acceptable
  • The room is floored with tatami mats. (If you need chairs, let us know when you book.)
  • Infant meals not included
  • You must follow our staff. You must act with good judgement and consideration, both for yourself and others. If you made any trouble, you would be required to leave the hall. (No refunds)
  • Optional Sky tree ticket covers highest observatory (additional cost).
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
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

Very fun and exciting. The sumo are very friendly and funny. You will be in good hands! The food was very good as well. Bring a camera!

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Robert M
Reviewed 5 August 2019 via mobile

I really couldn’t tell if this trip is worth going to because we were bluntly cancelled just 1 hour before starting time! I made a reservation, paid, got a confirmation and then just before starting time (we were just about to leave the hotel), we...More

3  Thank Wendy H
Reviewed 4 August 2019 via mobile

A super fun activity for families. We loved everything about it; the wrestling show, the delicious lunch, and the warm hospitality of the hosts. What was especially memorable is the sumo wrestlers’ humor. The location is super easy to find once you are comfortable with...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Olguita101
Reviewed 19 July 2019 via mobile

Okay. More suited towards younger kids who will enjoy challenging the sumo wrestlers. Older kids would probably prefer a real sumo match or practice day.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank KeithR1458
Reviewed 8 July 2019 via mobile

Not good value for money. Place very small and stage area much too small. Would have been better if the ring was in the middle with the table around. As it is if you siting at the back you won’t see much. Audio was awful...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank engwooi
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We accidently went to where the wrestlers live ... their stables but the restaurant for the performance was on the other side of the main road - a lovely couple went out of their way to take us there. make sure you get the... More
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