Beginning of main content

Change your Search

Private Day in the Life of a Sumo Wrestler Tour

by EXO Travel Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
Price Not Available

Discover the age-old rituals surrounding the ancient art of sumo wrestling. Witness firsthand the strict and fascinating regimen wrestlers are put through with the sole purpose of gaining weight.

Meet your guide at your hotel and make your way to the heartland of the sumo, Ryogoku. Next visit one of the many heya (also known as sumo stables) where wrestlers live, train and eat together as part of their training regimen.

Then take in the atmosphere of rigorous training involved in asa geiko (morning practice) where the lower-ranking rikishi (wrestlers) clean the building and prepare the meal of the day. As your journey with the sumo culture comes to a close, watch an exciting King of the Castle tournament as the rikishi in the wrestling ring fights as many opponents as they can until they are defeated.

Discover the age-old rituals surrounding the ancient art of sumo wrestling. Witness firsthand the strict and fascinating regimen wrestlers are put through with the sole purpose of gaining weight.

Meet your guide at your hotel and make your way to the heartland of the sumo, Ryogoku. Next visit one of the many heya (also known as sumo stables) where wrestlers live, train and eat together as part of their training regimen.

Then take in the atmosphere of rigorous training involved in asa geiko (morning practice) where the lower-ranking rikishi (wrestlers) clean the building and prepare the meal of the day. As your journey with the sumo culture comes to a close, watch an exciting King of the Castle tournament as the rikishi in the wrestling ring fights as many opponents as they can until they are defeated.

Show less

Check Availability

Private Day in the Life of a Sumo Wrestler Tour

Activity Location

Ryogoku Sumida

Tokyo

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Tokyo (Hotel Pickup)

    Tokyo


Highlights

  • Behind-the-scenes look into the traditional ways of sumo

  • Watching a live sumo match—King of the Castle

  • In-depth knowledge of sumo from your expert guide

  • Getting up close & personal with these celebrity fighters

  • Stress-free transport from your hotel to Ryogoku


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of a sumo stable in Ryogoku

  • One-way transport from your hotel to Ryogoku via public transport

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Drinks and snacks

  • Hotel drop-off


Know Before You Book

  • Guests have to sit on a tatami mat – there will be no chairs.

  • Transport after the tour ends is not provided.

  • You are not allowed to eat or speak while watching the asa geiko (morning practice).