We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ryogoku Kokugikan

1-3-28 Yokoami, Sumida 130-0015, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3623-5111
Book In Advance
In high demand - travellers recommend booking ahead!
More Info
from US$91.56*
Tokyo Sumo Wrestling Tournament
More Info
from US$99.00*
Sumo Wrestling Tournament Experience in Tokyo
More Info
from US$154.44*
Asakusa and Ryogoku Walking Tour with Sumo Wrestler
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“sumo wrestling” (53 reviews)
“big boys” (9 reviews)
All hours
Hours Today: Closed
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
1-3-28 Yokoami, Sumida 130-0015, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3623-5111
Write a ReviewReviews (713)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 329 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

This was one of the best things we did in Tokyo (no mean feat as it's an incredible city). We were lucky enough to snag tickets to the sumo tournament, which happened to coincide with our visit. The sense of occasion starts as soon as...More

Thank Sue B
Reviewed 6 days ago

We attended day 12 of the January 2018 event. Sumo really is a sight to behold, the whole experience is great from a sporting and cultural view. You can really feel the tension between the competitors, and the crowd are amazing. You will definitely need...More

Thank loz_lozza_atw
Reviewed 1 week ago

I would have given my last dollar to buy a ticket to the recent Sumo tournament in Tokyo but tickets sold out. I had to watch the competition on tv every afternoon in my Tokyo hotel. Sumo is listed as the #2 attraction in Tokyo...More

Thank OZtraveller222
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky enough to be in Tokyo during the Sumo tournament and January and booked tickets through buysumotickets.com. This is an excellent service and tickets were purchased for us on our preferred date and waiting for us at the hotel when we checked in....More

Thank KymScamps
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good to know a little about sumo wresting before you go. Really a lot of fun and interesting to watch!

Thank cheritom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Do hourself a favour and witness one of the greatest shows on earth “Sumo” We got A section row 1 and it was awesome. Highly recommended.

Thank Fambamfive
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the highlight of my trip to Tokyo. I would highly recommend anyone going to Japan to see a sumo match as it’s a total authentic Japanese experience and super to watch. Read up on the rules beforehand so you know a bit more...More

Thank SmilesUK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Attending a Sumo tournament has been on my bucket list. We went on day 2 of a recent tournament, easy to get to via the train from Shinjiku. It was awesome! I purchased tickets on line as soon as they where released which was good...More

Thank ant130
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tickets go on sale a month before the big tournament and sell out quickly. But if you want a glimpse of Japan's National Sport, don't miss an opportunity to see a Basho. The tournament runs 15 days and starts as early as 8:30 to 10:00...More

Thank Cm K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome experience! Thank you Kumiko for a wonderful tour and explaining Sumo to us...bringing this alive. We have lived in Japan for 2+ years and toured all over the country and have had many private tours. Very happy with this tour. The best part was...More

Nearby HotelsSee all 18 hotels in Sumida
Ryogoku Pearl Hotel
119 reviews
.15 km away
Ryogoku View Hotel
80 reviews
.17 km away
Ryogoku River Hotel
61 reviews
.20 km away
Dai-ichi Hotel Ryogoku
393 reviews
.37 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Tonkatsu Ichikatsu
51 reviews
.16 km away
Steak Kuni Ryogoku
24 reviews
.08 km away
Monju Ryogoku station front
16 reviews
.17 km away
Chanko Kirishima Ryogoku Honten
43 reviews
.16 km away
Nearby Attractions
Edo-Tokyo Museum
1,721 reviews
.25 km away
149 reviews
.12 km away
Kyu Yasuda Garden
163 reviews
.16 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
17 February 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Rebecca J | Reviewed this property |
I just went through the tournament website. I checked out the tournament dates and put the date that tickets go on sale in my calendar. It was pretty easy to book and there is an English version, but best get on early as... More
26 May 2017|
Response from GemKim82 |
I am not aware of any. We booked through the official website and set a calendar reminder for the day the tickets went on sale.
Diane H
31 March 2017|
Response from Datchet | Reviewed this property |
Tickets are for a reserved seat, I think you can arrive at any time during the tournament day.