Private Asakusa, Tsukiji Fish Market and Sumo Stable Tour Including Water Bus Ride
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Private Asakusa, Tsukiji Fish Market and Sumo Stable Tour Including Water Bus Ride
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Private Asakusa, Tsukiji Fish Market and Sumo Stable Tour Including Water Bus Ride

1 day
About this activity
Sumo is an ancient sport possessing 1500 years of history. You will watch a powerful sumo practice under your nose at Chiganoura training stable, especially before Tokyo Grand Tournaments (Jan, May, and Sep only). After observing the training, you could take commemorative photo with some sumo wrestlers. You’ll spend about an hour and half for this exciting experience. Please note that the observation is not always possible. In case that you would still want to join this tour without the sumo stable, the guide will take you to Ryogoku, a sumo town, where you can also learn a lot about Sumo.

Afterwards you’ll visit the most popular spots in Tokyo, Asakusa area. In Asakusa, two religious constructions are built in the same place unlike any other country. One is Tokyo's oldest temple Senso-ji, built in 628, and the other is Asakusa shrine for Japanese indigenous religion “Shinto”. Kaminari-mon (Thunder gate) is a symbol of Asakusa and has full impact. With 300 years history, Nakamise Street has over 100 souvenir shops for things Japanese. There’s also a street specializing to deal kitchen utensils. It would not be enough to see all attractions in Asakusa, but we spend an hour or less here.

Next, we enjoy about 40 minutes cruise from Asakusa to Hama-rikyu, which was once an Imperial family garden, on the Sumida River which was an important water transportation route in the past. From the water, you will see modern structures such as the Tokyo SkyTree, the world highest self-supporting tower for broadcasting use, Ryogoku Kokugikan where Sumo Tournaments are held, former foreign settlement, canals to or from Sumida River, 13 characteristic bridges and the east shore of Tsukiji Fish market.

You’ll then pay a visit to Hama-rikyu Gardens, which once served as a samurai warrior’s house and a typical Japanese garden in the 17th century. It is designated as Special Place of Scenic Beauty and Historic Site by the Government. There are a facility for duck hunting which Shogun enjoyed, a tidal pond which people can enjoy different scenery by the sea water level change, the oldest pine trees with 300 ages. You can also experience a tea ceremony in a tea house of Nakajima in the pond. In spring, you can enjoy a lot of cherry blossoms. On your request, we stroll this beautiful garden about 30 minutes or an hour.

Lastly, you’ll visit the world’s largest fish market, Tsukiji fish market (doesn’t include the tuna auction). We walk through the Tsukiji Outer market in which about 400 shops of fresh fish, sea foods, restaurants, cooking tools etc. stand next to the Inner market. It will take about an hour.

Schedule is subject to change.
*Take the subway from your hotel to the subway, then a cab (approx. 1600yen) to the sumo stable.
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  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Water bus fare (from Asakusa to Hamarikyu)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Tokyo centrally located, not by a car)
  • Entry/Admission - The Tsukiji Market
  • Entry/Admission - Hama Rikyu Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Senso-ji Temple
Not included
  • Transportation to/from attractions (except from Asakusa to Hamarikyu)
  • Transportation (for customer and guide)
  • Food and drinks, if any for a tea ceremony
  • Lunch (on your request)
  • Gratuities
  • Admission fees, if any other than Hama-rikyu Gardens
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A maximum of 3 people per booking (due to sumo stable and Tsukiji walking)
  • Itinerary is subject to change due to sumo stable availability. See affected dates below: (A week before or after each tournament dates would likely be unavailable, except Tokyo) 2017 Osaka - March 12 to 26 Tokyo - May 14 to 28 Nagoya - July 9 to 23 Tokyo - September 10 to 24 Fukuoka - November 12 to 26
  • 2019
  • Tokyo- Jan 13 to 27
  • Osaka - March 10 to 24
  • Tokyo - May 12 to 26
  • Nagoya - July 7 to 21
  • Tokyo - September 8 to 22
  • Fukuoka - November 10 to 24
  • In Ryogoku, Sumo Museum (free) and the Edo Tokyo Museum (600yen/person) are alternatives to the Sumo Stable when not available.
  • While visiting the Sumo Stable, remember to turn your cell phone and camera flash off, no personal food or drink allowed, remove your hat/cap, no loitering, no wheelchair.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
David H
5 | 2016-06-12

excellent tour with a private guide. Good way to be acclimated to Tokyo. Should inform us that we need to pay transportation for the guide however.

3 | 2016-04-30

This tour was amazing!

Sabine G
5 | 2016-03-01

We had a fantastic guide with Ken-san. He was very knowledgeable and we enjoyed this trip very much. The agency worked hard to get us to see a stable, despite the teams leaving Tokyo for the next champion-ships

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