Ryogoku Kokugikan, Sumida

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Experience the blend of Japan's culture and athleticism at Ryogoku Kokugikan, a venue for the national sport of sumo wrestling. The complex seats 13,000 people and hosts annual "honbasho," or sumo tournaments, including the Hatsu (New Year) in January, the Natsu (summer) in May, and the Aki (fall) in September. Besides sumo, the venue also hosts indoor events such as boxing, pro wrestling, and music concerts. Stop by to visit the onsite museum to learn about sumo's history and view color prints, wrestlers' aprons, and other temporary exhibitions. Pick up some sumo-themed souvenirs at the gift shop. Plan your Ryogoku Kokugikan visit and explore what else you can see and do in Tokyo using our Tokyo trip builder website .
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  • Get tickets to enter to the Ryōgoku Kokugikan (sumo Stadium) is almost impossible by the great demand from the Japanese, but fortunately this country thinks of everything and has large considerations with tourists for whom reserve 300 daily entries in the days of the tournament to gain access to them you have to get up early and wait in line at the box office before the 7 hrs and get one ticket per person, so all who want to enjoy this sport and not bought tickets in advance will have that early l activity in the stadium begins at 12:00 hrs with the entry always busy athletes many of them are great sports idols, the fighting start from 13:00 to the less experienced athletes, you can visit showcases the trophies or buy some memory in different stores inside, also there are drinks and food for sale as to the 17: 00 they begin fighting star and the stadium will be found at sold-out. places for tourists are in the part more high-stadium but shown quite clearly and detail throughout the event, it is advisable to carry binoculars is an obliged place to understand the great sport of Japan
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  • If you are sumo fan then you must visit this place when they have the tournament ...Insanely ultimate experience to see the giant sumo players live fighting...  more »
  • Ticket (Group), watched by family acquaintances. Building feels surprisingly narrow, Sumo of legible, power of the present moment was especially situation defies description. Makunouchi Bento, chicken, etc., also high quality and satisfied. We have a valuable experience.
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  • This is an official arena for sumo tournament. One of the attractions you have to visit in Tokyo. Just make sure if the sumo season is on and make sure to buy the ticket in advance since they are being sold out very quickly. I visited this in end of September. You can watch the sumo match all day and you also can leave and re-enter. I recommend to attend after 12pm where the area will start to be occupied with more people and atmosphere and matches get more exciting.
  • A great experience of sport and Japanese culture. Good views from every seat.
  • So much fun! Lots of English information, too. You can watch matches all day or leave and re-enter once. Buy tickets ahead of time.
  • Exciting place to watch live Japanese sumo wrestling but be there before 11:30 am if you would like to try a bowl of chankonabe for only 300 yen. The sumo museum in the basement is also very interesting for sumo aficionados.
  • Watch Ed the sumo, awesome experience. Highly recommend if you can get tickets. Also try the chanko nabe.

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