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Sumo Morning Practice and Tsukiji Fish Market

by Mari
(37) Reviews
4h $ 151 Price up to 4 people

Highlights

  • You can enjoy serious Sumo bouts, “Japanese wrestling”. Sumo is a traditional Japanese sport based on Shinto belief. Origin of sumo dated back at least 1,500 years ago. What is unique about sumo is that it preserves rituals and traditional aspects.
  • You will visit Tsukiji Fish Outer Market. Outer market is for retailers and fun to see Japanese food culture.

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Overview

We will observeSumo practice and stroll Tsukiji fish market which you can feel Japanese culture. First, we visit one of the sumo stables and watch serious bouts. Then we stroll Tsukiji Fish Outer Market. There are various kinds of shops, not only fish shops but also green grocery, dried food, confectionery, tea, and even sushi restaurants. You can enjoy tasting some Japanese food.

What to Expect

We will watch Sumo practice and stroll Tsukiji fish market which you can feel Japanese culture. In the morning we will visit one of the sumo stable and watch serious bout. Then we visit Tsukiji Fish Outer Market. You can enjoy tasting some Japanese traditional food.
A. Observe sumo practice up close in a Tokyo Sumo stable.
. Guide meets guests at hotel.
.Take public transportation to the stable.
.Arrive the stable around 8:30 am
.Watch the serious bout
> Moushiai(Knockout match)
>Samban Geiko
・Two wrestlers do the bout again and again
>Butsuari Geiko
・Head to Head training sparring bout.
.Finish practice around 11:00 am (earliest 10:15 am, latest 11:15 am depending on the stable’s schedule.)
After finishing the practice, take pictures with wrestlers.
B. Visit Tsukiji Fish Outer Market
Outer market is for retailers and fun to see Japanese food culture. There are various kinds of shops, not only fish shops but also greengrocery, dried food, confectionery, tea, and even sushi restaurants. You can taste Tsuna, egg omelets, dry nuts, Tsukudani (preserved seafood with Soy source), etc. You can buy whatever you like and there are many restaurants to offer their own original dishes.

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Highlights

  • You can enjoy serious Sumo bouts, “Japanese wrestling”. Sumo is a traditional Japanese sport based on Shinto belief. Origin of sumo dated back at least 1,500 years ago. What is unique about sumo is that it preserves rituals and traditional aspects.
  • You will visit Tsukiji Fish Outer Market. Outer market is for retailers and fun to see Japanese food culture.

Important

Sumo practice is available from December 12, 2018 ~ December 24, 2018 and Jan. 7~26, 2019. You need advance reservation before booking. Please let me know what date you would like to watch.

For the peak season from March 25 to April 14, tours for less than 5 hours will be charged 2,000 yen plus.

Tsukiji Inner Market is scheduled to close on October 6, 2018 to a new site in Toyosu, therefore, we will only visit Tsukiji Fish Outer Market only.
** Sumo Dos & Don’ts
Sumo was practiced as part of agricultural and Shinto rituals, so it still requires audience to follow the manners. Show your respect to wrestlers.
Your are required to sit on hardwood floor for about 2-3 hours.
If you want to take pictures with wrestlers, you have to stay until the end of the practice.
To show your respect to wrestlers, no food, no drink, no talk and no flash.
Detailed “Dos and Don’ts” will be informed later.
- Sumo Practice Dates
Sumo official tournaments take place 6 times a year, Jan, May, Sept in Tokyo, March in Osaka, July in Nagoya and Nov. Fukuoka respectively. Each tournament lasts for 15 days. Therefore, the morning practice we can watch in Tokyo is limited. Before booking, please send a message to me what dates you would like to watch in advance. I need to confirm the sumo stable’s availability. Practice schedules are as follows: Dec. 12~24,2018 and Jan.7-********** Practices of the stable's schedule forward has not fixed yet.
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What‘s included
Guide fee,
Hotel pick up in Tokyo
What‘s not included
Gratuity to the Sumo stable (3000 yen per person),
Transportation fee (approximately 1,500 JPY),
Lunch or dinner,
Entrance fee (if any)
Meeting Point
At your hotel in Tokyo
Ending Point
At Tsukiji Market or Tsukiji Station
Duration
4 hours
Starting time
08:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 4 people

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

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Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 37 )
Homa Homa United States ( Solo )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ A truly amazing experience ”

I signed up with Mari for a day and a half tour of Tokyo because my time was limited. She was a wonderful tour guide and we got along really well. On our full day tour, from the first point of contact, she was full of ideas; so much so that I wished I had more time in Tokyo. We started our day with the Meiji Shrine. We sat at a café near the entrance as she explained the difference between Waka and haiku because she knew I was interested in haiku and because emperor Meiji and empress Shoken excelled in Waka. After we walked through the impressive gates, breathtaking forest and the shrine, she pointed out many details that I would not have noticed had I been on my own. She continued to impress me as we walked to Yoyogi park to visit the Olympic commemorative quarters and we moved on to the ... read more

Mari:

Thank you very much for your wonderful review. During our tour I was impressed how friendly character you have. I really enjoyed to guide you in Tokyo. Now I understand you are a wonderful writer because you discribed clearly what we did about one month ago. Please come back to Japan. I am looking forward to guiding you again, Please take care,

Wolf Wolf Germany ( Couple )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Red leafs in Nikko ”

Our tour with Mari was very enjoyable! Mari had put together a personalized tour for us in Nikko. Her preparation and timing was excellent, as she put a lot of thought into details. We learned a lot about Nikko as well as history and art of Japan. Mari is very kind, knowledgeable and fun - and also patient with the photographers among us. We very much enjoyed spending our day in Nikko with her!

Mari:

Thank you very much for your excellent review. It was a great pleasure for me to have the chance to accompany you! It was a perfectly beautiful day for leaf coloring in Nikko. I still remember that red Japanese maple leaves (Momiji) were beyond description at Tamozawa Imperial Villa. I enjoyed talking with you about art, nature and world situations sophisticatedly. As you are a great travel planner, I am sure the rest of your journey will be excellent and fruitful. If you need any help, please let me know. Best wishes to two of you. Mari

Alisha Alisha United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Mari was wonderful!!! ”

We had a wonderful experience with Mari as our tour guide in Tokyo and Hakone! She was very good with communicating before hand to make sure our tour itinerary fit our interests and our needs. We got to see everything we wanted to see within a good time frame because she had planned our tours so throughly and well. She was also very prepared with presentations and even pamphlets to make sure we got the most out of our tours. We particularly found her knowledge of both past and present Japanese culture, politics, religions, society, and general Japanese history to be vast and it made our tour that much better. She also has a great education on art so if you want an informative tour on art throughout Tokyo, this is the guide for you. It was easy to see that Mari cared about making our tour e... read more

Mari:

Thank you very much for your excellent review which encouraged me as a guide. It was a wonderful memory; beautiful chrysanthemum displays in Yasukuni Shrine and a fantastic autumn scenery in Hakone. I also enjoyed talking about Japanese art history in depth with you and your mother. It was my great pleasure to guide your family who are sweet and thoughtful. I was impressed you took care of your parents very well. Please send my best wishes to your parents. Many thanks. Mari

Helen joy Helen Philippines ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Cheerful anf patient MARI ”

Mari is a very caring and patient guide who makes sure everyone is enjoying. On the night we arrived in Tokyo, she was sweet enough to leave a hand written note at our hotel welcoming us. On the day of our trip, she was on time and made the tour very interesting for my children. It is quite hard to capture the attention of 4 kids 10 to 15 years old! I was surprised the kids opened up to her and listened to history. Also , she patiently provided for our needs, even looking for grilled chicken for my son in Tsukiji! Best thing was her guidance through the Tokyo subway. She made it less scary! We are not used to walking fast, so I was ashamed to have to extend one hour from the set number of hours. She never lost patience and even declined a tip. We thank you again Mari for being an ang... read more

Mari:

Thank you very much for an excellent review. It's my great pleasure to guide your family, visiting Imperial Palace, tasting Sushi, grilled steak and egg omelet at Tsukiji, taking PURIKURA photos in Harajuku and enjoying Halloween in Shibuya. We had a fantastic time in a day. All your family are sweet. Especially all your children have good manners which I was impressed. Please send my best wishes to your husband and children. I hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday in Japan. With love.

Vivek Vivek India ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Very Sweet & Well Organised ”

My Parents were visiting Japan for the first time and Mari took very good care of them. She was highly accommodating to the requests and very polite. From the first message I sent for enquiry; till my parents had their tour she was very helpful and gave all the required information in time. My mother specially had a great time talking with Mari and knowing about the cultures.

Mari:

Dear Vivek, Thank you very much for your wonderful review. First of all, I was very impressed you took care of your parents very well with love. Thank you for your coordination. It was my great pleasure to guide your parents. They are wonderful people. I was glad your mother enjoyed wearing and taking pictures with Kimono in Narita. In Tokyo, we had a nice lunch at an authentic Indian restaurant, which I appreciated. Please send warmest regards to your parents. Many thanks. Mari

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