3 Hours Walking tour itinerary for Tokyo: Encounter The World Of Sumo Wrestling & Try Chankonabe Lunch
Learn about the Japanese art of wrestling, formally known as sumo, and experience the lively culture created around it by visiting the Ryogoku Kokugikan and Sumo Museum. Taste chanko nabe, a hot pot for sumo wrestlers.
Walking Tour: Sumo Wrestling Culture & Chanko Nabe Lunch
Do you know about sumo wrestling in Japan? This wrestling competition has been practised for more than 1500 years now! It is a world-renown contest of strength, and its culture is deeply rooted in Japanese history. It is a great experience that you wouldn’t want to miss!
In this tour, the Tokyo guide will take you to visit the Ryogoku Kokugikan (the venue where sumo wrestlers practice) and the Sumo Museum to learn about the development of sumo.
Also, go to a restaurant to taste chankonabe (a hot pot for sumo wrestler).
Learn the history, rules and training rituals of sumo game.
Try chankonabe, rice, and more in the included lunch.
The Tokyo tour guide will provide you with a fascinating story about sumo wrestling.
This tour will last 3 hours
Meeting point is at A2 exit at Hamacho station at 10:00 AM.
See the Hamacho Park and Seishoko-Ji temple to feel the nature in Tokyo.
Walk to the Ryogoku area, cross the Ryogoku bridge.
Visit the Enkoin Temple.
Explore Ryogoku Kokugikan (the venue of sumo practice) and Sumo Museum****.
Go to a restaurant and have Chanko Nabe (hot pot) for lunch.
Entrance ticket to Sumo Museum (or Edo Tokyo Museum)
Lunch: sumo food chankonabe (hot pot)
Tokyo tour guide
The following rules of Ryogkoku Kokugikan must be respected:
No chatting, no food and drinks inside
Cell phone/smart phone should be on silent mode
No flash or shutter sounds when taking photos
****During the Great Sumo Tournament, those buildings are not accessible, so you'll visiting the Edo Tokyo Museum instead.
Type of Tour
This tour is offered throughout the year on the following days of the week.
- Monday 10:00
- Tuesday 10:00
- Wednesday 10:00
- Thursday 10:00
- Friday 10:00
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