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Asakusa Chankoba Sumo Demonstration

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“chanko”(5 reviews)
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Duel with sumo wrestlers and eat chanko nabe in Asakusa show. You can experience at our hall only! Let’s eat CHANKO-NABE with SUMO PERFORMANCE. We will tell international customers about correct sumo knowledge. You also have an opportunity to try...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
2-27-10 Nishiasakusa | 2F Tompachi Bldg, Taito 111-0035, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
+81 3-5569-0435
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Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

This is a combination of sumo demonstration with interaction with wrestlers as well. Initially they explain the principles then demonstrate some moves and have a short “fight”. Then they let spectators “challenge“ the wrestlers after which a lunch is served and wrestlers are available to...More

Thank Ranka S
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

We had a great time. Easy to access off subway line. Great show with 2 retired sumo wrestlers demonstrating techniques. If you book early on viator, you get better seats. I booked 6 weeks earlier on line and we got the front seats. The lunch...More

Thank angrymother888
Reviewed 23 July 2018

There were about 50 guests, of all walks of life, when we attended. The host and two sumo wrestlers did a terrific job putting on a show. Everyone who wanted to "wrestle" with the sumo wrestlers were able to do so. Adults put on a...More

Thank oahusquid x
Reviewed 12 June 2018

A truly cracking visit, learning about sumo wrestling by 2 retired sumos, watching tham fight then having a go yourself, it was so much fun. The sumos & commentator are brilliant a must go to if in Japan. Lunch was awesome to, the chankanobe hotpot...More

1  Thank annettemcmann
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Great fun, educational, interesting. Two former wrestlers demonstrate typical techniques and allow visitors to challenge them, all with good humor. Definitely worth taking kids. The premises get very crowded if they're fully booked so get there early. The lunch was disappointing, to be honest: just...More

1  Thank Kor M
Reviewed 29 March 2018

A great experience to see two (young) retired sumo wrestlers showing how they train, some of the moves, what is legally allowed, and then the obligatory best of 3 bout. A very nice lunch is included as well as an excellent Q&A with the wrestlers...More

1  Thank rama1
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

Had so much fun during this. The sumo wrestlers are really friendly and up for a laugh and make the demonstrations of techniques really entertaining. The food was so tasty - an extra bonus that the restaurant is actually run by a retired sumo wrestler....More

1  Thank gingertravelgirl
Reviewed 8 November 2017

This was every thing it should be. Retired sumo wrestlers give you a light-hearted, entertaining demonstration of Sumo and show you some moves and techniques. Then you get to put on a Sumo suit and challenge them, even the kids did it and it was...More

1  Thank Jackie W
Reviewed 7 November 2017

We wanted to take the kids to see the sumo wrestlers but it wasn't sumo season. We came across this place on Trip Advisor and took a chance. What a treat! They do a short sumo demonstration then they ask the crowd who would want...More

1  Thank mgmblake
Reviewed 6 November 2017

I went to this with my whole family from my 4 kids aged 3-9 and my 70 year-old parents and we got way more than expected. From beginning to end, his was a great afternoon. The MC was very knowledgeable and a lot of fun...More

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Ueno, Asakusa
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old
Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa.
Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit
a variety of different museums and galleries. At
Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the
grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed
alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at
the end of the year, when many people go on shopping
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Response from ldjs | Reviewed this property |
I would go to their website to make reservation or you could do it through viator, through the travel advisor site. It's great for kids, it's only Mondays and they have usually openings for a week or two in advance.