This is a special show offered for international visitors in Tokyo who have a keen interest in Japan's sacred sumo culture! Challenge real sumo wrestlers in a duel, watch their stage performance and eat a delicious lunch featuring chanko nabe hot-pot!
The world of sumo attracts plenty of foreign visitors in Japan who want to experience the exciting emotion of seeing sumo wrestlers fight against each other. However, the national tournaments are held only several times per year and in different cities. Booking a sumo morning practice tour will give you access directly to the wrestlers' home, but even those tours are not held every week. If you're not able to see a real sumo wrestling match, or if you want to enhance the valuable memories from your trip to Japan with personal interaction with wrestlers, then this is the perfect activity for you! In the past, many visitors have been asking how to get a chance to duel a sumo wrestler on a one-to-one friendly fight, and this is no longer impossible! By attending this special show in Tokyo you will have the rare opportunity to try your luck and strength against a real sumo wrestler, learn more about the traditional techniques used during the tournaments, and eat a delicious lunch featuring chanko nabe hot-pot! This is a special event offered entirely in English for international visitors in Tokyo. The show is offered every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 13:00 in Ryogoku under the following schedule: 12:45 — Venue opens 13:00 — Start of the stage show in which two former sumo wrestlers will show essential techniques; explain the history, culture, and practices of sumo; and fight against each other. Several people from the audience will be picked to dress in a funny sumo suit (don't worry, you will not need to take off any clothes) and challenge the former stars in a duel. Photo time will end this session. 13:45 — Lunch starts Chanko nabe hot-pot will be served as part of a lunch also featuring tonkatsu, rice, and vanilla ice cream. Standard table seating. 15:00 — The event ends after finishing lunch. You will also receive a copy of the current sumo rankings list as a present. This is a group event and there will be other guests in the hall (up to 50 people). Note: be punctual because the show will start exactly at 13:00 pm. Enjoy the show and take home unforgettable memories of your trip to Japan!