cities
travel interest
places of interest
articles

Arts & culture

Tokyo

600
600
600
600
600
600
600

Experience Sumo Wrestling

You’ll get the sumo vibe as soon as you get off the train in Ryogoku, with pictures, murals, and even statues along the West Entrance of the station.
Sumo tournaments at the Ryogoku Kokugikan 両国国技館 take place in January, May, and September, so if your travel plans line up then definitely get a ticket.

If you’re visiting outside of tournament times, though, you can still book a tour to visit a sumo stable. A guide will usher you into a morning practice session, and you’ll see sumo up close and personal. Plus, after the training you can take pictures with the wrestlers for a unique souvenir distinctly from Ryogoku.

(Source: Japan Travel by NAVITIME)

Tags: Arts & culture , Tokyo

view on map

Address:
Ryōgoku Kokugikan, 1 Chome-3-28 Yokoami, Sumida City, Tokyo, Japan

Phone Number:
+81 3-3623-5111

share
Do’s and Don’ts

Do’s and Don’ts about Ryōgoku Kokugikan

Have a good travel tip to share? Share a "Do" or "Don’t" about Japan with us, and you could stand a chance to win flight tickets for 2 to Japan and a pair of passes to Universal Studios Japan!

DOs
  • Joshua

    One thing ticked off my bucket list! Do come and watch the sumo wrestling here, it really was a very eye-opening experience. Remember to book online as early as you can for major tournaments to not be disappointed as it is very, very popular.

DON’Ts
share