Sumo Wrestler Training and Lunch - Excursion in Japan - Japanspecialist

Sumo Wrestler Training and Lunch

Half day (4 hours)

EUR 130,-


Experience a day in the life of a sumo wrestler.

Take advantage of this exclusive opportunity to dive into Japan's sumo culture! Venerated as quasi-gods, sumo wrestlers have a special status in Japanese society. This guided tour will take you to the heart of the Ryogoku district of Tokyo, where you'll visit the Sumo Museum, the temple of sumo and finish this morning with a meal of chanko nabe, the dish traditionally eaten by sumo wrestlers after their training.



Meet your guide at the Ryogoku View Hotel near the 1F entrance. Please arrive 10 minutes before the starting time and present your booking confirmation sheet to reception.

Here you'll have the opportunity to witness sumo wrestlers' in action. Training mainly consists of a relatively short series of fights, and it's as powerful as the real thing. 

After this first experience, your guide-interpreter will take you on a tour of the Sumo Museum at Kokugikan, home to 30,000 unique pieces of sumo memorabilia and artefacts.

After the museum, you'll have the opportunity to taste a chanko nabe. Sumo wrestlers commonly eat this stew, in large quantities, as part of their high-calorie diet. Chanko nabe is a delicious Japanese hot pot often made with chicken broth with sake or mirin, large amounts of protein, such as chicken breast, tofu, beef, and vegetables like daikon, Chinese cabbage, and shiitake mushrooms. The tour ends after the meal.

The tour finishes after lunch and you are free to continue your day.

What is included

What is included

- English-speaking government-approved guide and interpreter
- Admission fees
- Lunch 

What is not included

- Drinks
- Additional orders during lunch

Please note, this is just an example of a tailor-made tour. The services described as included and not included will differ based on your requirements. At Japanspecialist we are happy to accommodate all your requests when creating your personalised tour.

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