Reúnase con su guía, que le acompañará a este exclusivo y fascinante mundo con una visita a un centro de entrenamiento de sumo para observar una sesión práctica de la mañana. Conozca mejor este antiguo arte marcial japonés y familiarícese con sus reglas y normativas.
Watching the Sumo training at the stables was fantastic, such a great experience and very interesting to see their training.I would not call this a tour however, I was given no information on Sumo wrestling, had to meet at the location and found it very expensive for the 1 hour and 10 mins that I got to watch, given that there was no additional information. It would have been beneficial to have some information on the sport and history/ lifestyles of Sumo wrestling.
My boyfriend and I have followed sumo for two years. We saw a tournament in Tokyo last year. Getting to see practice at a sumo stable was icing on the cake. You are UP CLOSE and personal, watching the stable master instruct the rikishi. After practice, you can ask questions and take pictures with some of the rikishi. Very cool experience, even if you don't follow sumo.
Difficult all round from getting confirmation of venue time and place to finding venue, an hour from centre of Tokyo with a number of changes of subway and trains. Over booked not enough space, cramped to say the least, no commentary as to what was going on. Not worth the money, a poor Japanese tour operator.
This was high on our list of to do's especially since we were missing the tournament season. You think they are slow? Think again! The speed and agility that they display is amazing. We got to see them warm up, do various exercises and see some mock fights. What a wonderful way to spend the morning in Tokyo.
It may seem pricey for a 2 hour activity that doesn't include transportation to and from the site, but it was worth the money and our time. You can see a practice for free if you contact the sumo stable and wait in line early in the day, but it was worth paying the money to secure a spot without waiting in line. Its also hard to contact the sumo stables if you don't speak Japanese.
We watched the sumo wrestlers warm up and practice for 2 hours. Even though there were no verbal explanations during the practice, you can experience the intensity of the sport and understand how the sport works. We also got to take pictures with the wrestlers after the practice was over. And we were able to ask the tour guides questions in English at the end of practice.
The actual sumo part is great! We loved watching them practice.
However, communication with this booking was TERRIBLE. We emailed and called numerous times to find out details of our booking. It does not give you the location or time when you purchase it, so we needed that info. Then the staff was late to pick us up from the meeting location. When we finally made it to the sumo practice she just walked us in and we sat there in silence. You are not allowed to talk during practice - which was fine - but they didn't even explain sumo or anything. I'm not sure why we really need them there at all.
We also found out through our hotel that you can do something like this for free. Our hotel arranged for us to watch sumo as a back up since we still had not heard from our reservation on time/location. This however is watching through a window and not up close and personal like this excursion.
This was very informative and well run however tour was for 90 minutes including photos not the 2-3 hours as advertised as such it was not really an in depth experience and I would have expected more !!