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Challenge Sumo Wrestlers and Enjoy a Chanko Lunch

Highlights
  • A behind-the-scenes sumo demonstration in Tokyo, with your own wrestling match
  • Get in-depth information on Japan's national sport
  • Eat like a wrestler: Enjoy a full lunch banquet with chanko nabe (Japanese hot pot)
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Challenge Sumo Wrestlers and Enjoy a Chanko Lunch
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Sumo performance by ex-sumo wrestlers and chanko nabe hot pot, traditional sumo food are included.
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Sumo performance by ex-sumo wrestlers, Chanko nabe hot pot, traditional sumo food and admission ticket for Sky tree tower are included.
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Overview
Sumo, the national sport of Japan, has a history of more than 1,500 years. Lucky tourists can catch wrestlers in action at practice centers throughout Japan, but on this rare, once-in-a-lifetime tour, you’ll don a costume and go toe-to-toe with retired champions during your own private match, followed by an authentic, calorie-filled lunch of chanko nabe, aka Japanese hot pot.
What to Expect
Sumo wrestling has been a mainstay of Japanese sports for more than a millennium. While public matches make for great viewing, you’ll go a step further during this one-of-a-kind, behind-the-scenes adventure, which matches you with a real-life sumo wrestler for your own head-to-head combat session.
Perfect for adventure-seekers, or any tourists in search of the perfect travel story, the tour begins with a presentation on the history of sumo and an in-depth explanation of a few key wrestling techniques. You’ll observe three bona fide sumo matches before donning your own costume and entering the ring. Get a chance to pose for souvenir photos and train like an authentic sumo wrestler using the steps you’ve learned. Next, you’ll get paired with a wrestling veteran, who you’ll go toe-to-toe with in a public battle.
After working up an appetite, relax with authentic, savory sumo fare, including chanko nabe, a type of rich, calorie-heavy Japanese hot pot, which will be cooked and prepared by former wrestlers.
Reviews (49)
1 - 5 of 13 reviews
Reviewed December 26, 2018
A fun lunch

A group of about 40 of us were explained the rules of Sumo Wrestling and then the two big boys had three short rounds. The spectators were then invited to hop into a baggy suit and fight the wrestlers ... who were retired and very...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank faysie2015
Reviewed December 2, 2018
Brilliant!

A brilliant introduction to sumo. I had no knowledge about the sport of Sumo, I really appreciated the explanation before hand. Sumo Wrestlers were apsolute stars! Really funny and welcoming. Grub was pretty good as well

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Gail B
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile
Come play with the Big Boys!

We had a great time learning about the sport of Sumo, wrestling the big guys and enjoying a great lunch. It was educational, they let us ask a lot of questions and attempt to wrestle the guys. They are big guys, couldn't move him... Lunch...More

2  Thank louisjohnf
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile
Great fun, unbelievable experience

Great people, easy experience to live, uncomplicated. Great satisfaction, all our friend team was happy. We recommend it.

1  Thank Guide665944
Reviewed June 25, 2018
Great fun! Good for kids!

We visited with our 3 children, aged 11, 14 & 16. This was a great experience! It's very casual and friendly. The sumo demonstration was informative but done in a very entertaining way. Kids will really enjoy this experience. Adults will too! The lunch afterwards...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Broadsabroad2012
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