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[Tokyo Tournament] Grand Sumo Tournament Viewing Tour (2nd Floor B-class Chair Seat)

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  • © Nihon Sumo Kyokai all rights reserved

  • © Nihon Sumo Kyokai all rights reserved

  • © Nihon Sumo Kyokai all rights reserved

  • © Nihon Sumo Kyokai all rights reserved

  • Tour Details
1. Enjoy a unique experience that's simply not possible by just watching on TV! Come face to face with Japanese culture that has been kept alive through many years, such as the presence of a referee which began in the Sengoku period (about 1467-1603), and the use of vivid 'kesho-mawashi' ceremonial aprons and the ring entering procession which have continued from the Edo period (1603-1868), on this tour guided by a National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter knowledgeable about sumo wrestling.
Watch sumo, Japan's national sport, from comfortable reserved B-class seating (chair seating).

2. All tour participants will receive "The Sumo," a booklet about sumo (in English); and Banzuke-hyo, a table of rankings, as a gift!
It has easy-to-understand explanations about the origins of sumo wrestling, match rules, reading the banzuke list, enjoying the ceremony, and more, so feel free to use it during the sumo viewing.

3.There will only be booking reception for the 2024 September tournaments, and official booking confirmations will be from May 2024. Thank you for your understanding. 

4.This tour promotes Cross-cultural Understanding as stated under Sunrise Tours' Sustainable Development Goals.
Please check the following page for details.
http://jtbgmt.com/en/g-web/sdgs
 

  • Tour Overview
Req. to Run Tour
1guest(s)
Req. per Booking
1guest(s)
Departs
Tokyo
Guide Service
English
Tour Guide/Conductor Language
Not Available
Audio Guide
Not Available
Tangential multilingual assistant or multilingual reception accepted
Not Available
Meeting Place/Time
13:50 Meet at Ryogoku View Hotel
(*The meeting location is not Ryogoku Kokugikan.)
Included
National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter; Grand Sumo Tournament viewing ticket (B chair seating); "The Sumo" booklet (English); Banzuke-hyo
Not Included
Group photo with popular sumo stable master
  • Remarks
Remarks
Planning Company:JTB Global Marketing & Travel Inc.
Address:2-3-14 Higashi Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
Registration No.:Japan Tourism Agency Registered Travel Agent (No. 1723)

A member of the Japan Association of Travel Agents
  
[Reception Method]
At reception, please show the reservation confirmation sheet or e-mail (printout/digital copy on mobile device) to staff.
[Operation Conditions/Tour Conditions]

- The number of customers for 1 group booking for this tour is 1-19. If booking for a group of 20 or more customers, please note that the group will be divided.

- Bookings may be made until 05:00 on the day of the tour. Please make a reservation on the system until the reservation deadline.

- If the minimum number of participants (1) is not met by 4 days before the scheduled date, the tour on that date may be canceled.

- Please note that participants may not join partway through the tour. Also, participants may join only from the meeting location specified in advance.

- For requests regarding tours where answers from the tour operator are required in advance, please input in the Remarks field and contact the tour operator.
[Exemptions/Itinerary Guarantee: Itinerary/Destinations]

- Spectator Etiquette:

Please note that you will have to wait to be seated if one of the following events is underway at the time: a sumo match, a speech by the Sumo Association (on the first and the last tournament day), the ring entering procession of the Makuuchi division wrestlers (dohyoiri), the ring entering procession of the Yokozuna, or the ritual stomping ceremony (on the last tournament day). In such a case, please wait until the event is over before proceeding to spectator seating. Also, the National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter will not be able to provide explanations or other guidance during these events.
[Important Notes/Supplements: Regarding Children/Infants]

- Children up to 3 years of age may also join, but must sit on the lap of a parent or guardian while watching. If the child requires a seat, please make a booking at the child rate (typically for ages 4-11).

- Stroller storage areas are available on the 1st and 2nd floors. However, please note that we take no responsibility in case of theft, etc. in the arena. Strollers cannot be brought inside the arena seating area.
[Important Notes/Supplements: Regarding Meals]

- Bringing food and drinks including alcohol into Kokugikan is prohibited. Please purchase food and refreshments from the vendors inside the arena.
[Important Notes/Supplements: Meeting/Pick-up/Pick-up Location]

Ryogoku View Hotel

https://www.viewhotels.co.jp/ryogoku/

*Customers who are late for the departure time will have their reservations canceled. Please give yourself plenty of time.
[Important Notes/Supplements: Guide/Tour Conductor]

Please note that you may have to wait to be taken to your seat or listen to explanations by the National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter if one of the following events is underway at the time: a sumo match, a speech by the Sumo Association (on the first and the last tournament day), the ring entering procession of the Makuuchi division wrestlers (dohyoiri), the ring entering procession of the Yokozuna, or the ritual stomping ceremony (last tournament day only).
[Important Notes/Supplements: About Seating]

- Customers will watch from 2nd floor B-class seats (chair seating). Also, seats may not be designated. This information will be provided on the day of the tour.

- If you would like to be seated together as a group, please make a request when booking. Although staff will try to provide customers with their requested seating arrangements, please note that some requests may not be accommodated.
[Important Notes/Supplements: For Customers Using Wheelchairs]

- For those participating in a wheelchair, please indicate so in the remarks entry field when booking.

- As Ryogoku Kokugikan's wheelchair storage area is on the 1st floor, please go to the 2nd floor on your own or with the help of an accompanying group member. When heading to the seats there are stairs and escalators going up and down. Please note that the National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter cannot provide assistance or help.
[Important Notes/Supplements: Regarding Luggage]

- Suitcases and other large pieces of luggage cannot be brought into the seating area. In addition, baggage cannot be stored at Ryogoku View Hotel, the meeting location. Please make sure to store luggage at another location on your own in advance (coin lockers, etc.) or at your accommodation.

Booking

  • January
    2024
  • Seats available
  • Few seats available
  • Not available
  • Requests Accepted
Number of stocks
Request date

Price (per person)
Adults (12-99)
JPY
children (4-11)
JPY
Infants (0-3)
JPY
Number of People
Adults
Children
Infants

Payment in Advance Total
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To Booking Request
  • Itinerary

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DayTimeDurationItineraryItinerary Details/Special ItemsTransportationMeal
StartEnd(min)
113:5014:00Meet at Ryogoku View Hotel
(*The meeting location is not Ryogoku Kokugikan.)
Please show your reservation confirmation sheet at reception.

[Access to Ryogoku View Hotel]
- 1 min on foot from Ryogoku Station (JR Sobu Line)
- 7 min on foot from Ryogoku Station (Toei Oedo Line)
After exiting from the JR Ryogoku Station West Exit ticket gate, cross the pedestrian crossing immediately on the left and it will be just ahead (opposite direction of Ryogoku Kokugikan).

Please arrive by 10 minutes before departure.
The tour will walk to Ryogoku Kokugikan.
114:0014:2020Lecture About SumoThe National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter will conduct a lecture about sumo at Ryogoku View Hotel.
114:2014:3010Head to Ryogoku KokugikanOn Foot
114:3018:00210Watch Sumo at Ryogoku KokugikanEnjoy the thrilling sumo matches from 2nd floor B-class seating.

Time Schedule:
15:40 - Makuuchi Wrestler Ceremonial Entrance, Yokozuna Grand Champion Ring Entrance (will not take place if there are no Yokozuna present)
The crowd comes alive at the sight of their favorite wrestlers and cheers them on. The atmosphere in the arena brightens instantly.

16:00 - Makuuchi Division Wrestlers' Sumo Matches

18:00 - Bow-twirling Ceremony

Things to Do:
1. Check out the arena entrance lobby to look at the championship flags and other items given to champion sumo wrestlers. The lobby is also a popular spot for photo taking. *Not available on the last tournament day due to award ceremony preparations for the concluding program.

2. The arena houses a Sumo Museum where important sumo-related items such as woodblock prints, folding screens and ceremonial aprons from as far back as the Edo period are on display. Check out the exhibit during a break in the sumo matches.

3. There are shops on the 1st and 2nd floors of the arena. Enjoy shopping for fans, stationery, sweets, and other sumo-related merchandise. *Bringing food and drinks including alcohol into Kokugikan is prohibited.

4. Visitors can also enjoy chanko hot pot, the traditional meal of sumo wrestlers, at the large hall on the arena basement floor (additional charges apply).

*All tour participants will receive "The Sumo," a booklet about sumo (in English); and Banzuke-hyo, a table of rankings, as a gift (1 per person).
118:00Tour EndsPlease head to your next destination on your own after the tour.
The whole area around Ryogoku Station is filled with the atmosphere of the Grand Sumo Tournament. There are also many chanko hot pot restaurants run by former sumo wrestlers in this area.
  • Itinerary

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DayTimeDurationItineraryItinerary Details/Special ItemsTransportationMeal
StartEnd(min)
113:5014:00Meet at Ryogoku View Hotel
(*The meeting location is not Ryogoku Kokugikan.)
Please show your reservation confirmation sheet at reception.

[Access to Ryogoku View Hotel]
- 1 min on foot from Ryogoku Station (JR Sobu Line)
- 7 min on foot from Ryogoku Station (Toei Oedo Line)
After exiting from the JR Ryogoku Station West Exit ticket gate, cross the pedestrian crossing immediately on the left and it will be just ahead (opposite direction of Ryogoku Kokugikan).

Please arrive by 10 minutes before departure.
The tour will walk to Ryogoku Kokugikan.
114:0014:2020Lecture About SumoThe National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter will conduct a lecture about sumo at Ryogoku View Hotel.
114:2014:3010Head to Ryogoku KokugikanOn Foot
114:3018:00210Watch Sumo at Ryogoku KokugikanEnjoy the thrilling sumo matches from 2nd floor B-class seating.

Time Schedule:
15:40 - Makuuchi Wrestler Ceremonial Entrance, Yokozuna Grand Champion Ring Entrance (will not take place if there are no Yokozuna present)
The crowd comes alive at the sight of their favorite wrestlers and cheers them on. The atmosphere in the arena brightens instantly.

16:00 - Makuuchi Division Wrestlers' Sumo Matches

18:00 - Bow-twirling Ceremony

Things to Do:
1. Check out the arena entrance lobby to look at the championship flags and other items given to champion sumo wrestlers. The lobby is also a popular spot for photo taking. *Not available on the last tournament day due to award ceremony preparations for the concluding program.

2. The arena houses a Sumo Museum where important sumo-related items such as woodblock prints, folding screens and ceremonial aprons from as far back as the Edo period are on display. Check out the exhibit during a break in the sumo matches.

3. There are shops on the 1st and 2nd floors of the arena. Enjoy shopping for fans, stationery, sweets, and other sumo-related merchandise. *Bringing food and drinks including alcohol into Kokugikan is prohibited.

4. Visitors can also enjoy chanko hot pot, the traditional meal of sumo wrestlers, at the large hall on the arena basement floor (additional charges apply).

*All tour participants will receive "The Sumo," a booklet about sumo (in English); and Banzuke-hyo, a table of rankings, as a gift (1 per person).
118:00Tour EndsPlease head to your next destination on your own after the tour.
The whole area around Ryogoku Station is filled with the atmosphere of the Grand Sumo Tournament. There are also many chanko hot pot restaurants run by former sumo wrestlers in this area.

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