Sumo Wrestlers Morning Training Watch


Sumo is a contact sport. Sumo wrestlers weighing over 100kg (220 lb) practice with all their strength. You can watch their practice at the ring side. Sumo wrestlers wearing nothing but a loincloth surround the ring. Practice starts from the lower ranked sumo wrestlers. All other wrestlers except for the competing two perform stretching exercise, basic sumo exercise to strengthen legs, hips, and upper body, and muscle building exercise. A match practice is a serious bout between two sumo wrestlers. As if competing in a real tournament, wrestlers hit head to head, push each other, or throw the opponent onto the ring. The winner is qualified to stay in the ring and competes with a new opponent. Some wresters stay in the ring for a long time by beating many opponents. As the practice progresses a higher ranked wrestler comes into the ring and easily defeats the lower ranked winner. Sumo is a world of real ability. Only the talented and well trained wrestlers can get to the higher rank and the rest should leave or retire.

Consequently, a sumo practice watch tour is permitted only to those who realize and follow the sumo tradition and manners. Our guide will ask you to follow certain rules in watching the practice. We may sometimes have to ask certain people who don’t follow the rules to leave the tour.

Our officially certified guide comes to meet you at your hotel and gives you basic guidance on how to properly watch a sumo practice at a sumo stable. Many sumo stables are not taking foreign visitors now, but we will do our utmost effort to find such stables that accept a sumo practice watch.


◆In February and March, a tour is offered in Osaka . Please check the detail here.
◆In June and July, a tour is offered in Nagoya . Please check the detail here.
◆On 17th April, the special tour is offered  . Please check the detail here.



<Price List>

1 Person 2 People 3 People 4 People

+ 1 Person

¥18,000 ¥27,000 ¥36,000 ¥45,000 +¥9,000

*Tax Not Included



Itinerary Day Schedule

Your hotel or West Exit of Ryogoku Station → Take public transportation means such as subway or JR line → Watch Sumo Stable Practice → Breakup at a nearby station


Guiding fees, transportation fee from hotels using public transportation such as subway or JR. In case you prefer to use a taxi or hired car, an actual expense will be charged.

※In case of meeting at your lobby, your hotel should be within a ten-minute walk distance from a JR station on Yamanote Line or subway station. We may charge an additional fee in case your hotel is located out of this range.

Not Included

Lunch, Food and Drinks, Shopping Expenses

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel your reservation, the following cancellation fees and remittance charge will be charged:
(1) 14-3 days before the program day: 20 % of the program fee
(2) 2 days before the program day: 50 % of the program fee
(3) one day before, on the departure day, or cancellation without notice: 100 % of the program fee


◆Please follow the guide's instruction during the program. We shall not be responsible for any accident caused by disregard of the instructions.
As a standard rule, children under 10 years old are not allowed to join this program, as many of them often cannot stay silent and keep sitting still.
◆Please understand that you may be asked to sit on a floor without chairs at some stables.
★Before you visit a stable, remember to read the precautions you need to follow.
    Precautions (PDF)

◆Please advise us if you have any religious or health restrictions, allergies, or the case where you would like to request a special care for participants, including children. Please email us to check an availability and share the information.
Please note that any programs booked without an inquiry will not be guaranteed.
◆Our services are mainly offered in English. In addition, services in other languages, such as Chinese, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian are also available. In case you would like services in languages other than English, please inquire us at as soon as possible. We will check an availability.
◆Our business hours are from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm on weekdays. For inquiries received outside the business hours, we will look into it and respond on the next business day.

◆Before booking, please email us at to check the availability.
Please note that any programs booked without an inquiry will not be guaranteed.

Available date calendar

Available Date & Time

7:45 start

The Time Required

3 hours



Sumo Stable

Meeting Place

Any required place (i.e. Lobby at a hotel) or West Exit of Ryogoku Station

Minimum Number of Participants

1 persons

Program Fee

Basic Fee (Per Group)
Fee per Person

Total Price =
Basic Fee + Fee per Person * Number of Participants + Tax


  • ******

    Watching the Sumo practice so close was an amazing experience! My guide Akiko answered all my questions and even took me for a tour at the Sumo museum. I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to understand more about this Japanese sport.
    Akiko, thanks for your time, you were very helpful!
  • Carl

    My family and I went to sumo stable last week, their morning training was breath taking.
    Their size might scared you but actually they are too friendly. I enjoyed watching their practice and we took lot of pictures. And I would love to see their tournament as well.
  • ******

    I would highly recommend this tour to gain an insight into this part of Japanese culture. It was truly a pleasure to watch. My guide Mr Yamamoto was informative and tremendously knowledgeable. I am most glad I went on this tour.



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