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Ryogoku Kokugikan

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1-3-28 Yokoami, Sumida 130-0015, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3623-5111
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fascinating and awesome tournament - great rituals and full on bouts take place in spectacular stadium - amazing experience and a must do in Tokyo!

Thank glennharrold
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was fun and exciting. My husband and I had a wager going based on whether East or West would win each bout. Our guide from JTB was fantastic. She shared so much information on the sport with us prior to arriving at the stadium....More

1  Thank Janetalexis
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Been a fan of the sumo on the video package highlights for years, so it Wars great to experience in person. Excellent arena, wonderful ceremony and many excellent bouts. Serious recommendation,

Thank Dinadan
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We all know that Sumo is immense popular in Japan and I had watched many bouts on TV before, but attending a live tournament is so exciting. Not only because of these huge athletes going at each other like nobody's business, also the reactions of...More

Thank Diederik B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I got a fren who took me down to see the sumo wrestling tournament. I have been to Japan so many times and never really look at it. I was quite surprised how interesting and exciting it can get when u see it live. The...More

Thank Nicholas Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hi everyone, just got back from Japan yesterday. Awesome trip! One of the highlights of our 2-week trip was the Sumo match. We got our Class C tickets for the opening day of the match, from buysumotickets.com, by pre-ordering them. I wanted Class B or...More

2  Thank WorkToTravel123
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

It's sumo wrestling, what more is there to be said? If you're here for the culture this is a must go! It was considered a little boring (after a while) for my more outdoorsy friends though. You don't have to buy tickets close to the...More

2  Thank Chin J
Reviewed 11 July 2018

My time in Tokyo coincided with a tournament, and this was definitely one of the most memorable parts of the trip. Tournaments do not happen often, but even if there isn't one going on when you're in town, you can go to the sumo stables...More

12  Thank H Z
Reviewed 28 June 2018

Our Sumo wrestling event was organised by Viator. We met up, at a nearby Hotel with our group, and were taken to the wonderful Stadium, with comfortable seats and a very civilised environment and fellow (Japanese) viewers, for whom this is a very important annual...More

1  Thank Foodaddict001
Reviewed 18 June 2018

If you have the chance to visit a tournament, do not hesitate. I found out late about the tournament so I had to book through a special site. I used buysumotickets and the service was correct. The tickets were at the reception of my hotel...More

3  Thank Mark_Daemen
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23 February 2018|
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Response from Jay F | Reviewed this property |
If you are not going to be in Tokyo during the 3 yearly tournaments you can tour a Sumo stable and watch a practice. You can buy tickets through a tour aggregator like Viator or directly through one of the Japanese tour... More
17 February 2018|
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Response from Cm K | Reviewed this property |
We used ITT tours and had a great experience
27 May 2017|
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Response from GemKim82 |
I am not aware of any. We booked through the official website and set a calendar reminder for the day the tickets went on sale.