Detouur

Tokyo Area

Observe an authentic sumo training session

Observe an authentic sumo training session

from 120.00

Minimum of two participants required. Solo guest may book at the price of two participants
Experience Includes

  • 1 hr – Observing the sumo wrestler’s morning training session.

Availability

Tokyo: December-February, April-June, August-October
Osaka: March
Please contact us at info@detouur.com about the dates you are interested in. Please note that the sumo training session is only determined one month in advance and as such, reservations cannot be confirmed until one month in advance.

Session 1 (9:00 - 10:00)

If you are interested in a longer observation, you are welcome to arrive at 8am for the warm-up training session, at no additional cost.

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Sumida, Tokyo
20 min. from Tokyo Sta.

Offered in Japanese

1 hr Experience

10 people max.


About Sumo |

Sumo | Soo・moh
Japan’s full-contact wrestling

Sumo is emblematic of Japan-- much like Mt. Fuji, sushi and anime-- signaling the intriguing uniqueness of Japanese culture. In this form of wrestling, massive men in mawashi belts, strive to push their opponents out of the ring, to force each other to lose their balance, or to touch the ground with any body part other than their feet. Despite the intense physicality of this sport, sumo has an integral spiritual history where it began as a Shinto ritual: in the conducting of a sumo match, people would pray for rich harvests and thanked the gods for blessings. This Shinto influence is still evident in the rituals, etiquette and clothing of sumo. In the Edo period, sumo became a spectator sport and much of sumo’s rituals and practices have remained unchanged from this time. Since then, sumo wrestlers have maintained a highly regimented way of life, dictated by the Sumo Association. This opportunity to get a first-hand look at the daily life of sumo wrestlers will open your eyes to this fascinating martial sport and Japan’s traditional culture.

Things to note |

  • Please make your booking at least 24 hours in advance

  • Children must be 11+ years to participate.

  • If you are interested in a longer observation, you are welcome to arrive at 8am for the warm-up training session, at no additional cost.

  • Please note that if you need to leave the room for any reason, you will not be able to re-enter. If you must leave the room, please do so only between matches or when the floor is being swept, and in a quiet manner so as not to disturb the wrestlers. 

  • Eating and drinking (including chewing gum) is not allowed.

  • Cell-phones must be set to silent mode. When you take photos, please do so from your seat, without flash and shutter sounds.  

  • Please do not wear sunglasses or hats.

  • Taking videos are not allowed and any uploading of videos onto the internet will be strictly prohibited.

  • Please refrain from any behavior (talking, noises, movement)  that may disturb the wrestler’s focus during training.

Cancellation Policy |

  • See cancellation policy here.

* A detailed itinerary will be emailed to you once your booking has been confirmed.