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Secrets of Sumo Culture

Tokyo, Japan

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Experience hosted by Kenneth

3 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Our experience involves Sumo training and learning about the Rituals of Sumo.
Join us as we explore the Culture of Sumo, a part of Japanese history that started over 1500 years ago.
Experience the life of a Sumo warrior.
Sumo was originally performed to entertain the Gods.
We will practice the Rituals - Actually do the training - Actually have matches ourselves.
Professional Rikishi not training.
Visit a local Restaurant and yell “Kanpai”
Visit Sumo Kokugikan Sumo Stadium.
Visit *Ejimasugiyama Shinto Shrine - and explore the secret cave where Samurai warriors prayed.
Visit *Eko-in Buddhist Temple where two very powerful wishes come true.
*Experience Sumo "Kamizumo" .
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Our experience involves Sumo training and learning about the Rituals of Sumo.
Join us as we explore the Culture of Sumo, a part of Japanese history that started over 1500 years ago.
Experience the life of a Sumo warrior.
Sumo was originally performed to entertain the Gods.
We will practice the Rituals - Actually do the training - Actually have matches ourselves.
Professional Rikishi not training.
Visit a local Resta…

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What's included

  • Equipment
    Mawashi and Happi Coat
From $40
/ person
Wed, Dec 2
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
$50 per person
$50 per person
Thu, Dec 3
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
$50 per person
$50 per person
Fri, Dec 4
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
$50 per person
$50 per person

Meet your host, Kenneth

Host on Airbnb since 2011
  • 8 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Japan is a country with Endless possibilities.
I learn something every day.
I am an Amateur Sumo wrestler.
I have a passion for the culture of Japan.
Interacting with the local people of Japan, will bring you the best memories that last a lifetime.
Hanging with locals and experiencing the culture is what makes you a "traveler" not a tourist.
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Where you'll be

Located near Hamacho station; is the training area for our exercise.
We will see Sumo Wrestlers' Stadium and the Edo-Tokyo Museum.
We will visit the Sumo museum with many artifacts including Yokozuna.
We will visit Ryogoku area, Ejimaasugiyama Shrine, Eko-in.
There is a small shrine dedicated to the God of Sumo "Thunder God" right across from Hokusai Museum.
The Tomioka Shrine is the birthplace of Sumo in Edo times.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 8 reviews.

Lars
December 2019
Cool tour about Japanse culture. Kerry (stand in for Kenneth) showed us nice places which are not in the tourist guides and had many interesting stories to tell. Unfortunately there was not much sumo because of the Christmas / end of year holiday.
Cool tour about Japanse culture. Kerry (stand in for Kenneth) showed us nice places which are not in the tourist guides and had many interesting stories to tell. Unfortunately ther…
Dal
October 2019
Great tour great guide although we didn’t get to see sumo train due to tournament kenneth tried to get us to see training
Andrew
October 2019
This is a great experience and we were very fortunate to go to a stable of high reputation and got an opportunity that doesn’t happen very often to see 90 minutes of full on Sumo training. Rest of tour gave a really good insight to the more religious and cultural side of Sumo. Highly recommend this tour
This is a great experience and we were very fortunate to go to a stable of high reputation and got an opportunity that doesn’t happen very often to see 90 minutes of full on Sumo t…
Narelle
October 2019
We had such a great morning with Kenneth and Mami. They both have a passion and special interest in sumo and were excited to go the extra mile for us. We visited a Sumo Stable to see what goes on in training sessions. We were even able to talk with some of the athletes afterwards and there was a group photograph captured. Ken is a fabulous host. Very personable and friendly. He makes you feel as though you've known him for many years. We visited a special echibit of Sumo, drank a sample of sake at a nearby Sake house and generally had a lovely morning, packed full of information. Would highly recommend Kenneth's Sumo experience tour.
We had such a great morning with Kenneth and Mami. They both have a passion and special interest in sumo and were excited to go the extra mile for us. We visited a Sumo Stable to s…
Barbara
November 2018
I Loved the Yukata's Ken had for us to wear. We felt really Special. The 1st. Shrine we explored to was Daijingu, a Shinto Shrine. Its one of the most powerful Love shrines in Tokyo and I could feel it. Lots of charms, wishes and blessing tablets, but my "FAVORITE" is an omamori charm that swings open like a locket to hold a picture. REALLY NICE.. After we celebrated at a Sake bar and talked about experience. Everyone was admiring our Yukata's , we enjoyed wearing them so much. We stopped by another shine with two cat statues and the story is all about love. Ken took us to a fantastic sweet shop, Amazing flavors. Best I ever had. I recommend Ken's Shine Love tour, Very much.
I Loved the Yukata's Ken had for us to wear. We felt really Special. The 1st. Shrine we explored to was Daijingu, a Shinto Shrine. Its one of the most powerful Love shrines in Toky…
Peter
September 2019
If its a different take on Japanese culture then Ken is your man great experience

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

What to bring

Camera, Fun Spirit and comfortable shoes.