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Overview

Our officially certified guide comes to meet you at your hotel and gives you basic guidance on how to properly watch a sumo practice at a sumo stable. Many sumo stables are not taking foreign visitors now, but we will do our utmost effort to find such stables that accept a sumo practice watch.

Highlights

  •   Watch Sumo Stable Practice

Information

City Osaka
Meeting Point Pick up at your hotel within 30 minutes from JR Osaka Station
Ending Point at a nearby station
Departure 07:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 3h   Flexible
Languages English
Number of people 1 ~ 4
Cancellation Policy Flexible
Booking
3h
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People

179.02 USD

total price for up to 4 people

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per group People
1 person 179.02 USD
2 people 257.34 USD
3 people 335.66 USD
4 people 413.98 USD

Extras (optional)

Add 1 person. 78.32 USD

What to Expect

Sumo is a contact sport. Sumo wrestlers weighing over 100kg (220 lb) practice with all their strength. You can watch their practice at the ring side. Sumo wrestlers wearing nothing but a loincloth surround the ring. Practice starts from the lower ranked sumo wrestlers. All other wrestlers except for the competing two perform stretching exercise, basic sumo exercise to strengthen legs, hips, and upper body, and muscle building exercise. 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.
Consequently, a sumo practice watch tour is permitted only to those who realize and follow the sumo tradition and manners. Our guide will ask you to follow certain rules in watching the practice. We may sometimes have to ask certain people who don’t follow the rules to leave the tour.


What‘s included

Guiding fees, public transportation fee. In case you prefer to use a taxi or hired car, an actual expense will be charged.
※In case of meeting at your lobby, the picking-up applicable hotels are limited to the hotels within 30 minutes from JR Osaka Station. If you need a taxi or a hired car, an additional fee will be charged.

What‘s not included

Lunch, Food and Drinks, Shopping Expenses

Important

- Please follow the guide's instruction during the program. We shall not be responsible for any accident caused by disregard for the instructions.
- Program duration is an estimate. It is subject to change depending on the number of participants and/or conditions without notice.
- As a standard rule, children under 10 years old are not allowed to join this program, as many of them often cannot stay silent and keep sitting still.
- Please understand that you may be asked to sit on a floor without chairs at some stables.
- Before you visit a stable, remember to read the precautions you need to follow in the FAQ .
- Please advise us if you have any religious or health restrictions, allergies, or the case where you would like to request a special care for participants, including children. Please note that any programs booked without an inquiry will not be guaranteed.
- Our services are mainly offered in English. In addition, services in other languages, such as Chinese, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian are also available. In case you would like services in languages other than English, please inquire us as soon as possible. We will check the availability.
- Before booking, please email us to check the availability.
Please note that any programs booked without an inquiry will not be guaranteed.
- Our business hours are from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm on weekdays. For inquiries received outside the business hours, we will look into them and respond on the next business day.
- The picking-up applicable hotels are limited to the hotels within 30 minutes from JR?Osaka?Station. If you need a taxi or a hired car, an additional fee will be charged..

Extras (optional)

Add 1 person. 78.32 USD

Frequently Asked Questions

Please keep in mind following precautions when you visit sumo stables.

1 相撲部屋は真剣勝負の場なので、敬意を表すること
A sumo stable is not a facility for tourists. Sumo wrestlers are practicing very hard and
seriously every day. So please don’t forget to show respect to the stable master and
wrestlers.
2 動かず黙ってみること
Please watch the practice quietly and do not move around in the stable.
3 私語厳禁
Please do not talk in the stable. Even your whispering voice may disturb the wrestlers.
4 土俵や土に立たないこと
Please don’t stand on the ring or on the sandy ground. The ring is the sacred place for
the wrestlers.
5 靴を脱ぎ、畳敷きのスペースに座ること
At the entrance of the stable, please take off your shoes and step onto the tatami floor
(rush mat floor). Then sit on the floor. When you sit on the floor, please cross your legs
and don’t stretch your legs toward the ring. It is considered impolite to show the soles of
feet to the wrestlers.
6 帽子やサングラスを取ること
Please take off your hat and sunglasses inside the stable.
7 禁煙・飲食禁止
Inside the stable, you are not allowed to eat or drink or smoke. So please keep in mind
“No food, no drink and no chewing gum and candies.”
8 写真撮影は座ったままの状態のみ可で席の移動はできません。必要以上のフラッシュ禁止。特
に、モーター音・シャッター音のうるさいカメラは不可
You can take photos during the practice but you are not allowed to stand up or move
around. Please do not use flash more than necessary and do not use cameras with a
loud motor and shutter sound.
9 携帯電話の電源は切ること
Please turn off your mobile phone.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your activity, contact us by phone or email
After booking a activity, the provider will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
You’ll be able to see the provider’s e-mail address and phone number. You can contact your provider directly before the activity starts, and enjoy your activity on the day!
Please check the following link. https://triplelights.com/cancel
Yes, by using our secure online payment system, your payment information is encrypted and you are secured against fraud and unauthorized transaction. Your credit card or PayPal account will be charged upon booking. However, if the provider does not accept your booking, the amount will be credited back to the account from which the charge was drawn.
No, our prices are 100% booking fee free – meaning the price you see is the amount you pay.
It depends on the location of your hotel and places you visit. But to give you an idea, it costs about 200-300yen for one place to the other, and the total is about 1,000yen for a full day activity.
Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The provider will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your provider directly.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which provider you choose.
Yes you can, but you have to pay an extra charge per person. The price depends on which provider you choose.
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The tour is great but the guide is not so good because she does not tell us what place is what and she walks fast..but she is doing evrything she can to buy what we wanna buy..


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