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Visit to Sumo Morning Training at Tokyo

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Free cancellation
Mobile ticket
2 hrs 30 mins

Immerse yourself in Japanese culture with an hour-long insider's view of a Sumo wrestling training session, complete with expert insights and a group photo opportunity.


  • Uncover the mystique of Sumo wrestling with a rare invitation to a ringside view of a morning training session in Tokyo.

  • Immerse yourself in a profound cultural experience that delves beyond mere spectating, right into the core of an ancient Japanese tradition.

  • The interpreter will guide you through the session in written English, making this an educational endeavor along with a sensory spectacle.

  • Get an intimate glimpse into the lives of sumo wrestlers, and don't miss the chance to snap a memorable group picture with the Rikishi.

  • Did you know? Sumo wrestling, now a modern sport, was originally performed over 1500 years ago to entertain Shinto deities!


  • 1-hour visit to Sumo wrestlers morning training

  • Group photo

cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 11 days before the experience begins and get a full refund.

A Ringside View of Sumo Wrestling

Be prepared for a cultural immersion that is as enlightening as it is exhilarating! Your day commences with a cordial meet and greet by a knowledgeable staff and guide at the entrance of the Sumo room. They'll provide a concise yet comprehensive briefing of the precautions to be observed during your visit. Step within the hallowed halls and prepare to be awestruck by the raw power and discipline of the rikishi, or Sumo wrestlers, as they vigorously engage in their morning training for approximately an hour.

Immersive Experience with Expert Insights

As the echoes of the wrestlers' grunts fill the room, the English-speaking Sumo guide will offer written narratives in English to help you fully appreciate the nuances of the practice session. In between the thundering slaps and the agile footwork, the stablemaster's conversations, the unique Sumo stances, and the wrestlers' unyielding spirit, you'll discover a millennia-old tradition that began as a form of entertainment for Shinto deities. And, to etch this distinctive experience further into your memory, if you stay until the end of the practice, you'll be granted the rare opportunity to capture a group picture with the Sumo wrestlers. Now, wouldn't that be a fantastic conversation starter back home? Please note that departing the room during the session will forfeit this privilege.

Important Information

  • Do not enter the Sumo Room without permission. There will be staff waiting for you outside the entrance, and give you proper instructions.

  • There will be a guide at the door to explain the training process but the actual training session will be done in Japanese.

  • The schedule is subject to change depending on the Sumo wrestlers' fitness for practice. - Please understand that there is a possibility that the Sumo wrestlers will leave midway, and in that situation, there will be no photography allowed.

  • You may leave before the end of the tour, but you will be not able to take a photo at the end of the tour.


  • Note that the following are not allowed during this experience: large bags, food and beverages, and flash photography.

  • Phones must be in silent mode and talking loudly during the training is prohibited.

  • Videography is not permitted.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 mins before the scheduled time of your event to avoid any delays.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your instructor at one of the Predetermined Sumo Stable.

  • The actual Sumo stable will be decided 2-3 days before the event date and you will be informed via email on the same.

  • Your instructor will be waiting for you at the entrance of the Sumo Stable to provide the instructions.

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