Asakusa and Ryogoku Walking Tour with Sumo Wrestler
The stadium is located in Tokyo’s Ryogoku district, a sumo wrestling hot spot, where it’s not uncommon to see wrestlers walking around wearing the traditional ‘yukata’ uniform. Meet, chat and watch the athletes during your visit and learn how the sport works from your friendly guide. Depending on the time of year, you may even get to watch a sumo tournament underway (tournaments are held in January, May and September).
In addition to visiting Ryogoku, your tour also includes a stop at Asakusa, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Tokyo. Part of the ‘shitamachi,’ or ‘low city,’ Asakusa offers the chance to visit a 7th-century temple, Sensoji. Shop for snacks and souvenirs on Nakamise Street, which leads to the temple’s entrance. By the end of your tour, you’ll be an expert in sumo culture.
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Local translator
- Led by Sumo wrestler
- Food and drinks
- Transportation to/from a meeting spot
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- A maximum of 8 people per booking
- Minimum age is 10 years
- Please note that a wrestler may be just-retired sumo wrestler if active wrestler is not available due to tournaments or other reasons. Of course, there is no difference in the quality or knowledge about sumo world.
My husband and I agreed that this was probably our favorite thing we did in Tokyo! We learned a lot about Sumo which was really interesting, but the added bonus was both our Sumo guide and translator were great to talk with in general. Highly enjoyed!