Really fun afternoon. It was quite a unique experience that would have been difficult to arrange for a non-Japanese speaker without being part of a tour.
Our guide, Yoko-san was the highlight. Friendly, really knowledgable and a real fan of sumo so it was great to experience it with her.
by Carlos (09/15/19)
Excellent; would definitely recommend them! Thanks Yuko for being a great tour guide!!
by Charyl-san (09/13/19)
We enjoyed our time at the sumo tournament. Our guide was helpful in explaining the rules to us.We loved Japan especially the people.Thank you for the photo.
by Aussi (06/10/19)
Our tour guide yuri was amazing, and she made the sumo a much more enjoyable and memorable experience! We went in with 0 knowledge and she taught us the fundamentals of the sport, and we left with a nearly complete understanding of the exciting history filled sport. We would recommend that anybody who is considering this tour definitely take advantage of this service because it truly made it a 10/10.
by Rob (05/27/19)
This tour was an amazing experience and far better than I could ever have imagined. Yoshika was so informative and fun, you could really tell that she loved Sumo and was just as excited as we were to watch the event. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting to see sumo wrestling!!!
by Heather (05/25/19)
This experience could not have been better. We really wanted to go see the Sumo tournament but were a little intimidated by the process. Furthermore, the tickets on the official website were sold out and Stubhub was charging around $200!
Thank goodness we found this. The process could not have been simpler. We took the subway to Ryogoku Station, left through the West Gate, and immediately saw someone with a Japan WonderTravel sign. We said hi, gave her our names and were introduced to our English speaking guide who was INCREDIBLY nice and knew SO MUCH about Sumo.
She walked us to the arena, gave us a small tour, explained all the rules of Sumo (including various techniques that are used) and guided us to our seats where we enjoyed 2 hours of bouts. She continued to give us little bits of information and knew SO much about the individual wrestlers. It really enriched the experience as we went in knowing absolutely nothing about Sumo.
In summary, if you want to see Sumo, but don’t speak fluent Japanese or know much about Sumo. This experience is absolutely perfect for you. You will not be disappointed!
by Zach and Shannon (05/15/19)
Excellent tour with a great guide with lots of knowledge. Thank you
by Paul (05/15/19)
One of the best tours I've had in Japan. Our tour guide, Yuki was very knowledgeable about the subject and informed of the both history, rules, and the current standings and favorites of the tournament. A very pleasurable experience.
by George (05/14/19)
We were met at Ryogoku Station by our lovely guide Yoriko Kimura. Yoriko spoke English very well, was very knowledgeable and clearly had a passion for Sumo and enjoyed sharing it with us. We were given a quick tour of the stadium before being taken to wonderful seats to observe the Sumo bouts.
During the event Yoriko explained the rituals and the nuances going on before us. Without her expertise it would have been difficult to fully comprehend and appreciate the spectacle.
If you are interested in learning about Sumo I would highly recommend this tour.
by Duncan (01/23/19)