Sumo Training Experience

Dates

Seasonal

Country

Japan

Price Range

$

Dates

Seasonal

Country

Japan

Price Range

$

Wanna be Big in Japan? Join this Sumo Training Experience!

If Kung Fu Training in China, or Genghis Khan Warrior Training or becoming a Jedi Knight doesn’t ignite your lightsaber, this Sumo Training Experience in Tokyo's Sumo Town might just!

Early in the bustling Tokyo morning, you’ll meet your local guide and travel to the Ryogoku District; the epicentre of Japan’s sumo world. From there, we’re going to take you back through the mists of time to one of the few Sumo stables that allow tourists inside!

For the uninitiated, Sumo (相撲) wrestling originated 1,500 years ago. It was to entertain the Shinto gods and ensure bountiful harvests, but you knew that, didn't you? The rules are easy peasy, Japanesey: the first wrestler to exit the dohyō ring or touch the ground is the loser.

So, now you’re up to speed…

Sumo wrestlers in Japan

Get ready, fight!

Once you’re in the Heya, or stable where the average 350-pound Rikishi wrestlers live and train, you’ll be initiated into this crazy, strange, secretive world of ancient rules and rituals before watching giant, grizzly babies go full-hog and try to slap, push, tickle and bear-hug the life out of each other!

Sumo wrestling training ring

You’ll spend a fun-packed, enthralling half-day learning all the terms, tools and techniques as thunder-thighed Rikishi undergo their morning practice session. The highlight being ‘King of the Castle’ where two gargantuan gentlemen spar non-stop until one is eventually crushed!

Finally, before you graduate sumo cum laude, ask a wrestler to share his Chanko-nabe breakfast; a fish, meat, tofu and vegetable stew, served with bowl after bowl of rice and washed down with lashings of beer!

Go on, we dare you to!

Fans meet Sumo Wrestlers

In shorts (well, loincloths)

  • Travel to Tokyo’s Ryogoku District - the sumo centre
  • Enter the strange, secretive world of Rikishi wrestlers
  • Ask a wrestler to share his Chanko-nabe with you
  • Watch and learn at this unforgettable Sumo Training Experience

Your Adventure Awaits!

Learn more about this unique experience today.

 
Sumo wrestlers in Japan
Fans meet Sumo Wrestlers
Sumo mat training in Japan