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Ryogoku Kokugikan

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1-3-28 Yokoami, Sumida 130-0015, Tokyo Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you’re in Tokyo around the sumo wrestling season, I would strongly recommend grabbing tickets for a match because it was one of the best things we did in Tokyo! The atmosphere was incredible, and the stadium is beautiful. It’s close to a train station...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank stephaniewalden1992
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We attended one of the final days of the Fall Tokyo Sumo Wrestling Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan. It is an excellent facility, and the tournaments are fast-moving, and combine many interesting rituals and traditions. Highly recommend you attend if tournaments are being held. Tickets sell...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jerry J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I know that the Ryogoku Kokugikan is typically a venue for Sumo but for me and my friends, it was all about the New Japan Pro Wrestling - King of Pro Wrestling event. My brother is a huge NJPW fan and we basically checked this...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

This is a must do. What on a tour with Viator and had a guide that explained it all and once you know how it works etc, you will love it's simplicity and excitement. Well worth every cent you will pay. Seats comfy, easy viewing,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank reeciebobsie
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We were lucky to be able to get tickets to the September Sumo Championships at the Ryogoku Kokugikan since it typically sells out in less than half an hour. The whole event last over a week; with daily matches starting in the morning and lasting...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank S8352LCmarkm
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Undoubtedly a MUST if you want to taste the Japanese culture. The attention and combination of art, culture and sport rolled in one! Unforgettable experience, not to be missed. You even get to eat authentic Sumo Wrestlers' food in the basement of the Sumo Arena...More

Date of experience: September 2018
5  Thank williamnlcc
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

Fascinating and awesome tournament - great rituals and full on bouts take place in spectacular stadium - amazing experience and a must do in Tokyo!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank glennharrold
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

This was fun and exciting. My husband and I had a wager going based on whether East or West would win each bout. Our guide from JTB was fantastic. She shared so much information on the sport with us prior to arriving at the stadium....More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Janetalexis
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Been a fan of the sumo on the video package highlights for years, so it Wars great to experience in person. Excellent arena, wonderful ceremony and many excellent bouts. Serious recommendation,

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dinadan
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

We all know that Sumo is immense popular in Japan and I had watched many bouts on TV before, but attending a live tournament is so exciting. Not only because of these huge athletes going at each other like nobody's business, also the reactions of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from JFGoDan | Reviewed this property |
If you are not going to be in Tokyo during the 3 yearly tournaments you can tour a Sumo stable and watch a practice. You can buy tickets through a tour aggregator like Viator or directly through one of the Japanese tour... More