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Ryogoku Kokugikan

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1-3-28 Yokoami, Sumida 130-0015, Tokyo Prefecture
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My wife and I enjoy experiencing something different in each country that way we aren't just doing the traditional sight seeing items. I started by looking in to sumo practice at the sumo stables. However, during my research, I found out this past week is...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were fortunate to get tickets on-line when they went for sale so we were ready. We had 2nd row balcony ( this was the 1st section with actual seats); mezzanine and floor seats are on the floor with a small pillow under your butt....More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank DudeInDenver
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was a really good experience for us. We booked our tickets through a website called Buysumotickets, which gives dates and venues for each of the competitions, and which will deliver your tickets to your hotel. We kept an eye open for when the ticket...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Lyndall B
Reviewed 6 days ago

We travelled to Tokyo in May 2019 and were lucky enough to be in town for one of the Sumo tournaments held in the City. Although we missed out on purchasing tickets online as they sell out very fast, we had friends in town who...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Pckris
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Well what can I say - this is definitely an experience that you will but see anywhere else due to the atmosphere around the place and the ability to see and have your photos taken with the sumo wrestlers The bouts are just so quick...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed March 23, 2019

Sumo is a great fun to watch in person. It's something really special. The down side is that it's really hard to get the tickets online outside of Japan.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Shibuyakko
Reviewed February 9, 2019 via mobile

Yesterday, it was a nasty day in Tokio. Snow, and very cold!. So I decided to go to see Sumo hoping that I could get mi ticket. I got it!!. Is my 2 time watching the Sumo fighters and al the movements of this fat...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank 309pesadillaa
Reviewed February 2, 2019 via mobile

We booked our tickets through BuySumoTickets.com abd got great seats on the upper level. The train station is just next to the arena and is the best way of getting there. Food and snacks are easily purchased within the arena so there is no reason...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank SmokeyBC
Reviewed January 26, 2019 via mobile

Was top of the list of things to do in Japan but never dreamed I’d get to go. I had a work colleague recommend a ticket intermediary called buysumotickets to book tickets. Sure enough got a box seat about 14 rows from the front. Was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Chippyqueen
Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

We bought tickets at a premium from viagogo but it was worth it to sit in the stadium for the afternoon packed with locals cheering their favourites. We were in a box in B section great view and so much fun. With 2 adults and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank Anna99909
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Melanie P
January 20, 2019|
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I would look at NHK's website, they have the schedule and stream the matches.
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Response from Dinadan | Reviewed this property |
Limited number of basho’s per year some in Tokyo others in regional location. Schedule on following on the sumo website
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