True Japan Tour offers the Special Sumo Tournament Watch opportunity for our valued guests, for 16th April 2018.
Let's experience the world of Sumo on this special day, at Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo. Yasukuni Shrine is known as a Shinto shrine, established for commemorate Japan’s war dead. The Dedicatory Sumo Tournament was started in 1869, as to commemorate the people’s soul rest in the shrine, and the tournament is still in practice.
On the day, you will have a chance to see approximately 200 Sumo wrestlers gather there to dedicate Sumo to the shrine, from the lower ranked one to Yokozuna (the top ranked wrestler of the National Sumo Tournament). There will be some special traditional ceremony held, which is rare to see. You will learn the ancient tradition and impressive matches of sumo. Furthermore, during the event, the wrestlers will entertain you such as by showing their techniques including prohibited ones in humorous ways. Additionally, there will be a chance to try Chanko Nabe Hot pot, known as Sumo wrestler’s hot pot dish.
Save the date!
Your hotel → Take public transportation such as subway or JR line → Watch Sumo tournament at Yasukuni Shrine → End of the tour at the shrine or a nearby station
Mini Chanko (Sumo style hot-pot)
*In case you prefer to use a taxi or hired car, an actual expense will be charged.
*In case of meeting at your lobby, your hotel should be within a ten-minute walk distance from a JR station on Yamanote Line or subway station. We may charge an additional fee in case your hotel is located out of this range.
Food other than Mini Chanko, Drinks, and Shopping Expenses
If you cancel your reservation, the following cancellation fees and remittance charge will be charged:
(1) 14-3 days before the program day: 20 % of the program fee
(2) 2 days before the program day: 50 % of the program fee
(3) one day before, on the departure day, or cancellation without notice: 100 % of the program fee