Tour to Sumo stable and watch Sumo morning training!

  • ¥ 10,000
  • 4.0 hours
  • MAX 6 Guests


Sumo is a traditional Japanese sport based on Shinto belief. It’s like a “Japanese wrestling” where one tries to force the opponent out of the ring or force any part of his body touching the ground. Sumo wrestlers train very hard from early time in the morning. You could go in a stable and watch the training close if you follow the rule of the stable. You will see the strongest guys!!

8:00-11:00 (3.0 hours)
*Finish time is different day by day. It depends on the season and stable. Please check calendar to see availability.
JR Ryogoku station West gate / Ryogoku Kokugikan
Ryogoku-sta.(JR) West ticket gate on 8:00am (
Approximately 11:00 AM.
PRICE (1 person)
10,000 JPY
English guide, Entrance fee of stable
Hotel pick-up
  • ・This is a group tour
  • ・We will leave at 8:30am sharp, so please make sure to be there on time!
  • ・There could be a delay at when tour ends, if you have an appointment or plan right after this tour, please let us know in advance.
  • ・The person who are over 12 years old can enter the stable.
  • ・There is no children price.
  • ・All payment is expected before tour.
  • ・Sumo stable is not a sightseeing spot, so you have to follow their rule!!
    -Please Sit on the floor and see the practice silently.
    (You can cross your legs)
    -Please do not spread your feet or show the soles of your feet towards the ring.
    -You cannot enter with skimpy clothes.
    -You are supposed to stay till the end of the morning practice. Practice ends around 10 am-11am.
    -No eating nor drinking allowed inside the stable.
    -Please do not stand up or move around inside the stable.
    -Please make your mobile phone silent.
    -When you take pictures, please do not use flash and turn off the shutter sound.
    -Please do not talk.
    -Please don’t take Video in the stable.
    -Please take off sunglasses or hats.
    *-In case of emergency, there is a restroom inside the stable, please let us know.


Customer's Voice (4)

I had the most wonderful and memorable tour! It was really an up close view of the sumo when they trained. It was beyond my expectation and it was due to my very good guide Yuki-san! Once we reached the stable, we were not allowed to talk. Yuki-san explained to me what to expect and gave me some information when we met at the train station. When we were there, she had on hand an iPad and showed me pictures of who's who were in the training. She also prepared a note book and pen and wrote down things to look out for and for me to ask questions, otherwise, I would have been quite lost! I'm quite sure the other tourists did not know the man arrived later was the Stable Master and a former Grand Champion and the photo hanging on the wall was him when young. After the training ended, I was surprised that the sumo were friendly and nice when we asked to take photos with them, that's after a very tough, long training session! While on the way back to the train station, Yuki-san brought me to the free exhibition next to the sumo stadium, it was not part of the tour but she did it anyways. I'm very glad to sign up for this tour with Japan Wonder Travel and I'm even happier that Yuki-san was my guide. I would give her 10 stars if I could!
by Selina (09/19/17)
The Sumo tour was excellent. Very up close and personal. The tour guide also spoke about some of the other attractions we past on the way to the stables, which was really good. I would recommend this tour to anyone looking for the authentic Japan.
by Pam (08/13/17)
We booked this tour a couple of days in advance when we saw it pop up on the Viator website. We initially wanted to go to a show, but all of the tickets were sold out. The practice was actually better though, I think, because we were right up close to the wrestlers and even got to meet them afterwards :-) This was such a cool experience and our tour guide Yuri was so thoughtful and knowledgeable of the subject. The only bad thing (which turned out perfectly actually) is that the tour description on the website said the practice would last 3 hours, but it was really only 1.5 hours. This is not a problem at all. That timeframe was actually good enough to see what we wanted to see. So yep, we definitely recommend this outing...totally worth taking some time to do!
by JVana (05/31/17)
It was a great honor to be in the presence of strong, hardworking sumo wrestlers and get to see and know the way they live. This was truly an experience to remember! :)
by shinecarrot (01/22/17)