Sumo Wrestlers Morning Training Watch


Sumo training is famous for being one of the hardest in the world of sports, reaching limits the body can barely endure only the stronger spirits in sturdy bodies can survive the challenge. In Sumo competition not always the bigger wins, technique and ability are necessary to defeat an adversary who often has the strength and the weight of several ordinary man and even moves fast as a cat.


Starting early in the morning, wearing barely nothing even during the Japanese freezing winter, sumo training keeps the path of "budo" martial arts and ancient traditional Japanese customs. The Shinto religion is deeply rooted and the members of the sumo stable "sumo-beya" not only compete but eat and live together in a strict hierarchy of rules displayed also in the training.


 The access to sumo stables is allowed to those who keep the manners and respect the sumo tradition. The solemnness of the event has to be watched in silence, our guide will introduce you in how to keep the rules for accessing the stable and live watching the practice.


<Important Notification>


* Beginning time may vary depending on the stable schedule and meeting place. Our tour operator will inform the actual meeting time after the confirmation of your booking.


*The stable schedule is subject to change and may vary within duration of  an hour ~ 2hours. In case the training duration is only an hour, we will have Ryogoku walk until the end of this tour.


* In case stable needs to accept as many visitors as they can, they may ask you for cooperation to wait at the entrance of stable until the other group arrive. Also, there might be a case that your private tour guide may be requested to be temporary absent during training session.


◆In the end of February and March, a tour is offered in Osaka . Please check the detail here.
◆In June and July, a tour is offered in Nagoya . Please check the detail here.


<Price List>

1 Person 2 People 3 People 4 People

+ 1 Person

¥18,000 ¥27,000 ¥36,000 ¥45,000 +¥9,000

*Tax Not Included



Itinerary Day Schedule

Pick-up at your hotel or the closest station to the stable → Ride the train or subway (public transportation) → Watch Sumo Practice → Tour ends at the closest station from the stable


Guiding fees, transportation fee from hotels using public transportation such as subway or JR. 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.

Not Included

Lunch, Food and Drinks, Shopping Expenses

Cancellation Policy

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


◆Please follow the guide's instruction during the program. We shall not be responsible for any accident caused by disregard of the instructions.

◆This program is not possible for children under 10 years old and people with mobility issues, as guests will be asked to sit down on the tatami or the wooden floor with flat cussion, without a chair, for a couple hours in the sumo stable.

★Before you visit a stable, remember to read following Recommendation and Guidelines you need to follow.

Recommendation and Guidelines (PDF)

◆Please advise us if you have any religious or health restrictions, allergies, or the case where you would like to request a special care for participants, including children. Please email us to check an availability and share the information.
Please note that any programs booked without an inquiry will not be guaranteed.
◆Our services are mainly offered in English. In addition, services in other languages, such as Chinese, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian are also available. In case you would like services in languages other than English, please inquire us at as soon as possible. We will check an availability.
◆Our business hours are from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm on weekdays. For inquiries received outside the business hours, we will look into it and respond on the next business day.

◆Before booking, please email us at to check the availability.
Please note that any programs booked without an inquiry will not be guaranteed.

Available date calendar

Available Date & Time

8:30 start

The Time Required

2 hours



Sumo Stable

Meeting Place

Any required place (i.e. Lobby at a hotel or nearby station to a sumo stable)

Minimum Number of Participants

1 persons

Program Fee

Basic Fee (Per Group)
Fee per Person

Total Price =
Basic Fee + Fee per Person * Number of Participants + Tax


  • ******

    Watching the Sumo practice so close was an amazing experience! My guide Akiko answered all my questions and even took me for a tour at the Sumo museum. I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to understand more about this Japanese sport.
    Akiko, thanks for your time, you were very helpful!
  • Carl

    My family and I went to sumo stable last week, their morning training was breath taking.
    Their size might scared you but actually they are too friendly. I enjoyed watching their practice and we took lot of pictures. And I would love to see their tournament as well.
  • ******

    I would highly recommend this tour to gain an insight into this part of Japanese culture. It was truly a pleasure to watch. My guide Mr Yamamoto was informative and tremendously knowledgeable. I am most glad I went on this tour.



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