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Duel with sumo wrestlers and eat chanko nabe in Tokyo

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This is a special show offered for international visitors in Tokyo who have a keen interest on Japan's sacred sumo culture! Challenge real sumo wrestlers in a duel, watch their stage performance and eat delicious chanko-nabe hot pot!

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  • Attend an amazing sumo show held every Monday in Asakusa and every Thursday in Ryogoku
  • Meet real sumo wrestlers, challenge them for a friendly duel and take pictures with them
  • Eat delicious chanko-nabe hot pot and learn more about the sumo wrestlers' diet
  • The entire show is offered in English!
  • A unique and rare chance to interact with sumo wrestlers!

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Monday: A few minutes walk from subway Ginza line's Tawaramachi Station or Tsukuba Express' Asakusa Station (the exact address will be provided after you book).
Thursday: A minute away from JR Ryogoku Station (the exact address will be provided after you book).

Important Information

Please be punctual because the show will start on time.

Please provide us following information of each participant ;
- Full Name
- Age
- Sex
- Nationality
- Vegetarian or not

What you need to bring

Clean socks because you will take off your shoes.

Meet your host :
  • English (Intermediate)
  • 日本語 (Fluent)

Hi! I'm Yasuhiro and I will introduce you to the unique world of sumo in Tokyo!
Please join me and my sumo wrestler friends in Asakusa!
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Reviews (19)

  • Ned Ned

    Must do!

    Absolutely a must do for anyone interested in Japanese or Sumo culture; very fun, easy and ultimately hilarious!

  • Ian Ian

    Best thing to do in Tokyo

    Loved it, so much fun. I would highly recommend!

  • Erin Erin

    Amazing experience!!

    My husband and I hadn't ever gotten to see a sumo tournament in person, but we still wanted some sumo action! This was one of my favorite things I've ever done in three in a half years of living in Japan. Everything is explained in perfect English and the demonstration is the perfect mix of silly and "Oh my goodness, these guys are no joke!" The rules of sumo were explained, which I would not have known otherwise, so now when I see it on TV I can understand what's going on! My husband and I both put on suits and duelled with the wrestlers, who humored us and were incredibly good natured. The two wrestlers were retired from sumo and participated in serving us chanko-nabe, which was delicious and I GLADLY took seconds. They answered our many questions and were a delight to meet. The proprietor is also a retired sumo wrestler, if I understand correctly.

    Definitely one of the coolest experiences ever! Don't miss it!

  • Karen Karen

    This was the high point of our nine year old's trip - even better than Harry Potter World in Osaka

    When I asked my nine year old what she wanted to do in Japan she wanted to see sumo. So this day out was much anticipated and turned out to exceed our expectations. It is held in quite a small venue which is tricky when fully booked but allows for a very friendly and "up close" encounter. The host is fluent in English so no tricky communication - there is a display of training and wrestling techniques by the former professional sumo wrestlers and then enough time for all guests to take on a sumo wrestler. These are big guys who tailor their approach to their opponent - lots of humour and theatrics with the kids and women - sometimes a bit more serious with the blokes who thought they could give it a red hot go with a real sumo - but always safe and controlled. Food is apparently the daily fare of sumo wrestlers so like a homecooked Japanese style stew. Simple and sustaining. A great day out.

  • Josh Josh

    fantastic fun

    Most fun thing we did in japan. Sumos are great fun and relaxed. food is ok but really about the event. brilliant stuff

  • Jonathan Jonathan

    Brother Will do again.

    This is a must do! A little hard to find the restaurant but it is worth the trip. The Sumo Wrestlers were amazing to watch and talk to. the food was great. I would do this again just to watch my brother put down.

  • Jonathan Jonathan

    Sumos at lunch.

    This is a must do! A little hard to find the restaurant but it is worth the trip. The Sumo Wrestlers were amazing to watch and talk to. the food was great. I would do this again just to watch my brother put down.

  • Ma Eloisa Ma Eloisa

    Awesome experience!

    It was an unusual experience. We all enjoyed our time with Sumo Wrestlers. They were funny and entertaining. The Chanko Nabe does not look good on the picture but it actually taste so good. The best show we ever had in Japan. Highly recommended to everyone visiting Tokyo.

  • Sussan Sussan


    I had the best time here.. It was such a fun experience and worth the trip! The sumos were very friendly and showed us some cool demos about the sport itself.. I have a huge respect for these guys they are big and so strong I wouldn't wana get in a real fighting match with them hahaha We got to wrestle with them which was hilarious. Lots of laughs and the boys had lunch with us and answered our many questions. If you're heading to Tokyo or in the area and interested I highly recommend going here 👍🏼 oh and the meal was delicious too 😋😋😋

  • Tiina Tiina

    Great show!

    It was great! good food and great sumos. Thanks so much.
    Voyagin service was exellent.