Great people, easy experience to live, uncomplicated. Great satisfaction, all our friend team was happy. We recommend it.
Sumo, the national sport of Japan, has a history of more than 1,500 years. Lucky tourists can catch wrestlers in action at practice centers throughout Japan, but on this rare, once-in-a-lifetime tour, you’ll don a costume and go toe-to-toe with retired champions during your own private match, followed by an authentic, calorie-filled lunch of chanko nabe, aka Japanese hot pot.
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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We visited with our 3 children, aged 11, 14 & 16. This was a great experience! It's very casual and friendly. The sumo demonstration was informative but done in a very entertaining way. Kids will really enjoy this experience. Adults will too! The lunch afterwards...More
We missed the sumo season- but this was a great experience in place of it. It was well-organized, two retired sumos go through the basic history and demonstrate the, techniques and rules of sumo. You get served some delicious soup and a bento with the...More
I will say this was a bit pricey but I would recommend for people interested in learning a bit more about sumo and it is entertaining. It’s definitely geared toward tourists - which is as it should be. But it’s a larger group than I...More