Get a glimpse of the secret world of Sumo, the Japanese Martial Arts which traces back to the Ancient Era.
Things to know
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Sumo Training Watch
Type of tour:
Excursion tour - public transport to/from your destination is included. At your destination you will walk between sights.
Public transport Gratuities optional Customisable - simply ask us
Meeting points: Your hotel
What makes this tour special
Gain exclusive access to a Sumo training session on this intriguing four hour tour.
Visit the Sumo Gym/Stable
Watch Sumo's practice from the seating area
Learn about the different training techniques and muscle building exercises
Analyse the different ranks of sumo wrestlers
Your tour will take place at the Japanese Sumo Stables (Sumo Gym). Be drawn inside by the sounds coming from the gym, as the buzzing atmosphere and excitement becomes palatable. Once you are inside, you will take your seat and watch the wrestlers practice inside the ring. Sumo wrestlers wear nothing but a loincloth, which makes for a unique and startling experience.
Practice starts from the lower ranked sumo wrestlers. Whilst two compete, all other wrestlers perform stretch exercises, which are essentially basic sumo exercise to strengthen legs, hips, upper body, as well as general muscle building exercises.
A match practice is a serious bout between two sumo wrestlers. As if competing in a real tournament, wrestlers hit head to head, push each other, or throw the opponent onto the ring. The winner is qualified to stay in the ring and competes with a new opponent. Some wresters stay in the ring for a long time by beating many opponents. As the practice progresses a higher ranked wrestler comes into the ring and easily defeats the lower ranked winner. Sumo is a world of real ability. Only the talented and well trained wrestlers can get to the higher rank and the rest should leave or retire.
Travel Curious Tip: Get your camera ready!
We built this tour because it encourages travellers to experience a unique insight of sumo life.
QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
AAll of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.
Your tour will be completely tailored to your needs and we will make sure to find a guide that best suits your group.
QAre entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?
AIn the ‘Things to Know’ section at the top of this page you will find details of whatever entrance tickets and transport are included in the tour. If you have any questions about this, then you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <email@example.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWhat is your cancellation policy?
AOn tours cancelled more than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund - minus a 5% credit card fee and the cost of any tickets that have been purchased.
For tours cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are unfortunately unable to offer refunds. If you would like to reschedule a tour, this is usually possible if we are given enough notice, but we cannot guarantee the same guide.
Changes made to bookings may be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling and administration.
To cancel or change your booking, please contact us at <firstname.lastname@example.org> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWho do I contact if I have any questions about this tour or if I want to make changes to my tour?
AAt Travel Curious, we provide a free concierge service to help you plan your time abroad and they will be able to answer any questions you may have about this tour or any other tours. We are normally able to customise or personalise tours to suit your needs.
Please do get in touch by either using the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, sending an email to <email@example.com> or calling 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QAm I able to book more than one tour?
AAbsolutely, you can book as many tours as you like! You can add them to your cart by clicking the ‘Book Now’ button or you can get in touch and we can put together an itinerary for you. To get in touch, you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <firstname.lastname@example.org> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).