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Experience Sumo & Japanese Culture

Rated 4.37 out of 5 from 38 reviews.Tokyo, Japan

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Experience hosted by Kenneth

4 hours
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Our experience involves Japanese Culture 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.
We will be training and "possibly" see Rikishi train.
Visit a local Restaurant and yell “Kanpai”
Visit Sumo Museum inside the 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
Our experience involves Japanese Culture 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.
We will be train…

Kenneth's commitment to safety

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From $71
/ person
Sat, Oct 24
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
$88 per person
$88 per person
Sun, Oct 25
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
$88 per person
$88 per person
Mon, Oct 26
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
$88 per person
$88 per person

Meet your host, Kenneth

Host on Airbnb since 2011
  • 38 Reviews
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Japan is a country with Endless possibilities.
I learn something every day.
I am a Amateur Sumo Athlete.
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.
This tour is Not Touristy, it will be Fun; a Culture experience (you will not forget); History. Just like family showing you around.
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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.
We will visit the Sumo museum

Rated 4.37 out of 5 from 38 reviews.

Lukas
January 2020
Kenneth is a typical american guy that lives in tokyo for 4 years now. Up to this day he did'nt even bother to learn japanese. I think you can guess what kind of guy he is... Poorly poorly educated, did not know what he was talking about. Talked about being an amateur Sumowrestler but could'nt give us an information about the Subject. I watched a 15-minute youtube video about wrestling the day before and got more information off it than from this expirience.
Kenneth is a typical american guy that lives in tokyo for 4 years now. Up to this day he did'nt even bother to learn japanese. I think you can guess what kind of guy he is... Poor…
Eduardo
October 2019
Keneth is a great guy and sumo is a very interesting world. You don’t get to interact too mucho with the sumo wrestlers, since they are very private and keep to themselves, but you do get to see their world and keneth has a lot of stories regarding the sumo world.
Keneth is a great guy and sumo is a very interesting world. You don’t get to interact too mucho with the sumo wrestlers, since they are very private and keep to themselves, but you…
Andrew
October 2019
We had a great time during the tour. Kenneth is very personable. I used to do contact sports in the past (wrestling and judo) and wearing the mawashi belt was an awesome experience. We had fun sumo bouts within our group. Unfortunately, we didn’t get to see sumo action at the stables, but we were able to see Sumo wrestlers out in public. The tour was very informative from Sumo to praying at a shrine properly. Kenneth is proactive in making things happen!
We had a great time during the tour. Kenneth is very personable. I used to do contact sports in the past (wrestling and judo) and wearing the mawashi belt was an awesome experience…
Shanaka
October 2019
Kenneth is an American in Japan, and his attitude to life here is very gregarious, which is the opposite of the Japanese way....it provides for an interesting experience.
Suzanne
September 2019
Wow where to start. An amazing experience where you will fall in love with sumo. And experience a whole range of supporting activities. We were lucky enough to be there on a tournament day which added to the experience. Kenneth is a super host full of energy and enthusiasm and brings it all to life. A once in a lifetime experience.. Thanks Kenneth.
Wow where to start. An amazing experience where you will fall in love with sumo. And experience a whole range of supporting activities. We were lucky enough to be there on a tourna…
Janna
September 2019
We went during the sumo tournament, the tournament was amazing and the guide Mami-san was enthusiastic but we did not get the experience we paid for and paid additional to go to the tournament. Sumo is awesome though so go if you get the chance!
We went during the sumo tournament, the tournament was amazing and the guide Mami-san was enthusiastic but we did not get the experience we paid for and paid additional to go to th…

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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 10 guests ages 14 and up can attend.

More tips

Just bring a camera and be ready fun interactive experience.
Very easy location to find, i will help you location Easily.
*This is a Sumo Culture tour, not necessarily watching training matches.

What to bring

Camera