Route J: Experience Sumo Morning Practice

Supported by Chuo City Tourism Association

Watch these amazing athletes up close during their morning training workout. Sitting inside the stable, directly in front of the Sumo ring, you will watch them wrestle, stretch, and perform customary Sumo exercises. This is truly a special and unique experience!


You are welcomed to enter inside the Arashio Beya Sumo stable building where you will take your seat. (Normally guests are only allowed to watch from an outside viewing window.) Being inside so close is very special!)

  • While you are watching wrestlers serious and real practice, our knowledgeable guides will explain using radio headsets what is happening in real time, general information about Sumo techniques you are watching, and introduce the actual wrestler’s names and backgrounds. You can also follow along with the information package that is provided.
  • Chance for photos with wrestlers after the practice is completed.
  • Cycling in Ryogoku area – Tokyo Sumo District then to Kiyosumi area and the Tokyo waterfront, and much more.

…and more!

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5/5

1. Departure 08:00

08:00 Meet at our office :
1-3-2, Shinkawa, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Registration, Review of General Guidelines, testing audio receiver equipment, and explanation of important rules of being in the Sumo stable and watching the Sumo morning practice experience. Rules are strict while inside the building and must be adhered to.

*Please remember that if you are late for the departure time, we may not be able to wait.

2. Arashio Beya stable 08:20

Go inside the stable with audio receiver and information package
Start watching their practice.

3. Finish practice 09:30

Photos with Sumo Wrestlers Outside

4. Start cycling
About 2 hours cycling in Kiyosumi Neighborhood and Tokyo Bay Area
Visit Japanese Garden and Park
5. Goal 12:00
Share photos.
Visiting with guides, and other tour members

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5/5


Irregular basis 4, 5 times in a year. The tours tend to be scheduled in Feb.Apr.Jun.Aug and Oct.(Please ask)
15,000 Japanese Yen
(Including rental bike, helmet, bottle of water, guide)
8:00 – 12:00
★ (easy)


Capacity :
Maximum 15 persons (Minimum 2 persons)

Reservation :
Prior reservation is needed

Cancellation Policy :
Two days before your tour : 100%
The day before your tour : 100%
The day your tour : 100%
No Show : 100%

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