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Asakusa Chankoba Sumo Demonstration

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“chanko”(5 reviews)
“whole family”(3 reviews)
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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All reviews chanko whole family great activity a lot of fun bento box wrestlers techniques stables humour skilled introduction english japan crowd shopping
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can not thank you enough for hosting this demonstration. It was soooo much fun to learn about sumo and to have the honor to meet you all. The woman who did the English presentation was phenomenal. The excitement in her presentation made the event...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Erin M
Reviewed 7 November 2018

The presentation is made in English and it's quite clear. Tournaments are only a few times per year and the sumo demonstration allows ignorant like me to understand this sport and its traditions. The food served is simple but good enough. The two sumo wrestlers...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jean Paul S
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

We went to Sumo demonstration not really knowing what to expect. From the street it very unprepossessing. You walk upstairs and there is a long low table with chairs. The demonstration is conducted by two former wrestlers. They are skilful and very entertaining. Guests have...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Geingis
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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank rankas2015
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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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

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank korm_13
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

Date of experience: March 2018
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

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank gingertravelgirl
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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.