Sumo Training Experience In Tokyo
Ever wondered what it would be like to get into the ring with a real sumo wrestler? Now, this is your chance, thanks to this unique training experience. The training experience is open to men and women, and children age 10 years and above!
Sumo wrestling is an ancient Japanese Shinto ritual in which two rikishi (sumo wrestlers) meet on the Dohyo (sumo ring). Sumo is officially Japan's national sport and has remained popular among Japanese people for decades. Our lessons are for travelers to experience sumo wrestling. One or two former professional wrestlers will show you the ropes. As the dohyo is considered sacred, anyone other than actual sumo wrestlers rarely gets to stand on it. However, we have created this experience that makes it possible for anyone to join this rare and unique sumo experience designed especially for overseas tourists.
The training experience, which begins at 3:30 pm, includes the following elements:
- Chirichouzu: A part of a Shinto ritual, sumo wrestlers do this to show an opponent that he is unarmed and prepared to fight fair and square.
- Shiko: The most basic movement in the keiko (training). One might think sumo is a competition of strength when actually, sumo is all about balance. Shiko improves one's balance as well as flexibility, forming the foundation of a strong rikishi. The up and down movements help build one's leg muscles and gluts. More than training though, Shiko is also a ritual element in sumo: the leg movements symbolize the removal of evil earthly spirits.
- Suriashi: How a rikishi should walk on the dohyo. Move your left hand and left foot forward, then your right hand and right foot. Once the traditional way of walking in Japan, Suriashi is used in karate, kendo, and other traditional Japanese martial arts.
- Butsukari: A method of pushing an opponent off the dohyo, Butsukari brings one's maximum effort against an opponent, the most basic technique in sumo.
Start time: 3.30pm
Duration: 2 hours
What You Get
Sumo Training Experience in Tokyo
Adult: 16 years old and abover
Child: 10 to 15 years old
- Sumo experience
- Track pants, t-shirt, mawashi belts
- Raien original towel as a gift
- Taking photos
- Gift from the sumo wrestlers
- Chanko soup
- Spectators will be required to pay a separate fee to spectate
- This activity is not recommended for someone who is pregnant or has severe injury/health issue
- Our lessons are for travelers to experience sumo wrestling. You will be taught by one or two former professional wrestlers
- The minimum number of customers of each experience will be 5 people. If the booked date does not have a sufficient number of bookings, the experience may be cancelled and we will inform you via email.
Terms and Conditions
- Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damaged caused by individual negligence
- The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
- Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
- In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly
- No refunds will be entertained for cancellations
- There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
- In the event of late comers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be given
Upon purchase of the ticket, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subjected to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.
How to Get There
Location: Sports centre near Mitaka station
The exact address will be sent to you in the second confirmation email