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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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Beauty of Japan
Visit a sumo training center in Tokyo to observe the morning practice. Spend approximately two hours watching the sumo wrestlers train and observe the rules and regulations of sumo. It’s a rare chance for visitors to glimpse this exclusive world, and a fascinating window into a Japanese tradition.
  • 2-hour tour to a sumo wrestling stable in Tokyo
  • Watch sumo wrestlers practicing their technique at a sumo stable
  • Gain access to a part of Japanese tradition that not many visitors see
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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile
SUMO GREAT but badly organised by Beauty of Japan

Watching the morning practice of SUMO is an activity that I definitely recommend. It is incredible the strength of these man! You get to be really close and are truly engaged in watching the training session. However... where to start with beauty of Japan organisation?...More

3  Thank Joana S
Reviewed 27 May 2018
Very interesting/unique experience

This was one of my favourite things about our trip to Japan! I really enjoyed seeing the morning sumo practice despite having to get up at 5am (to be able to get a taxi from our hotel to the stable for 7.30am). I thought that...More

2  Thank travelblonde87
Reviewed 12 May 2018
Very interesting experience

This was a great way to watch sumo if you cant get tickets for one of the main events/are in Japan when they are not running or want to see how they train. The stable we went to (Ikegami) is a little out of town...More

2  Thank Andrew K
Reviewed 11 May 2018
expensive but be aware

Was interesting to see the sumo wrestlers practice up close and an amazing experience however be aware that this activity is limited to watching morning practice only. We were under the impression we would receive an explanation or some information on the sumo wrestlers lifestyles,...More

Thank Scott C
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile
A unique experience.

Our first time in Japan and being able to watch Sumo’s training was a unique and highly recommended experience. Be prepared to sit quietly for up to 2 hours - so get a spot with some wall support for the back.

Thank Norman P
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