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Tips: How to get sumo tickets

 Sumo is one of the most unique sports that originated in Japan and also super popular - tickets are really hard to get. Here are some tips for getting sumo tickets.

1. Get as soon as they get available

Usually, the most possible way is to get them as soon as they are available. You can see the schedule below - and can try to get as soon as possible!
See Sumo Tournament schedule
Sumo tournaments are divided into two major annual schedules: "Honbasho" and "Jogyo".The first is the Hon-basho, which is held six times a year for 15 days each. At the main tournaments, rikishi are ranked according to their ranks, and their ranks change according to their performance in the previous tournament. The sumo tournaments are a great spectacle because the wrestlers go head-to-head every day for victory or defeat!The other is the tours. During the period when there are no main tournaments, there are almost always regional tournaments. In addition to the matches, there are many events that start in the morning, and it is a valuable opportunity to get to know the rikishi.There is no off-season for sumo, so you can enjoy sumo any time of the year. It seems to be a lot of work for the rikishi, though, because they have to travel so much.January Tournament "Hatsu-basho" (Tokyo)The New Year in the sumo world begins with a dedication ring-entering ceremony performed by yokozuna in front of the Jingu Shrine. This is called "dezuri," and is often seen on the news. After this, the first tournament begins in mid-January at the Ryogoku Kokugikan.February Grand Sumo TournamentOn Setsubun, you see sumo wrestlers throwing beans at each other on TV. They also practice in their rooms, but there are also "NHK Welfare Grand Sumo" and "Grand Sumo Tournament", and you can enjoy many events and entertainment in February where you can see the real faces of the rikishi.March Location "Haru-basho" (Osaka)Some of you may have heard of the "stormy spring tournament. The spring tournament is so full of upsets that it can be quite a thrill to watch. It is also called the "place of employment," and it is interesting to see the first show of success by new apprentices who have just joined the organization.April Spring Tour (Kinki, Tokai, Kanto regions)Tour destinations are divided into seasonal blocks. During the spring tour, dedication ceremonies are held at Ise Shrine and Yasukuni Shrine. At these events, called "Okonomi," you can see "Shokkiri," "Sumo Jinku," and "Taiko Uchiwake," and watch Makuuchi wrestlers in action up close.May Location "Summer Tournament" (Tokyo)Although it is chilly to call it summer, the Summer Tournament is held in May. This is the only place where the pre-bout "practice so-mi" is open to the public. It is interesting to see "giawase" (a match between rikishi) at the training sessions! However, admission is free, so it is hard to wait in line early in the morning to get in.June Tournaments and PerformancesSince sumo is Japan's national sport, tournaments and performances abroad are sometimes held at this time to coincide with commemorative events with other countries, etc. In late June, training camps are held in the Tokai region in preparation for the next tournament.July Tournament "Nagoya TournamentThe July tournament, held at the Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium, is the only tournament sponsored by an organization other than the Japan Sumo Association, and is co-sponsored by the Chunichi Shimbun. The summer heat in Nagoya makes it difficult for top-ranked rikishi to manage their physical condition, and many of them lose their condition. We look forward to seeing rikishi who are aiming for the top ranks.August: Summer Tour (Tokai, Hokuriku, Tohoku, Hokkaido)The summer tour is held in the northern part of Japan, where it is relatively cool even in summer. Sometimes the tour goes to the Kanto region, which was not visited during the spring tour, but it varies from year to year. During the hot season, rikishi practice to strengthen their skills and prepare for the next tour.September Tournament "Autumn Tournament" (Tokyo)The autumn tournament, the last tournament of the year at Ryogoku Kokugikan, is exciting because many rikishi are "transforming" as they fully demonstrate the results of their hard summer training. Also, many rikishi who have been absent from the main tournaments for consecutive seasons will return to the ring, so we can look forward to exciting matches between young wrestlers who have "transformed" and top-ranked rikishi who have been absent from the main tournaments.October All Japan Wrestlers' Championships and Autumn TournamentThe Meiji Jingu Festival has been held since the Taisho era (1912-1926), with yokozuna ring-entering ceremonies in the morning and tournament-style bouts in the afternoon at the Kokugikan. The dedication ring-entering ceremony is free and open to the public, but the afternoon championship is unfortunately closed to the public.November Tournament "Kyushu-basho" (Fukuoka)Before the tournament, NHK Fukuoka Broadcasting Station and the Sumo Association co-host an event called the eve festival, where local wrestlers are introduced and there is also a rikishi throat singing contest, where you can see the relaxed, real faces of the rikishi. Since this is the last main tournament of the year, rikishi are eager to end the year on a high note. The Kyushu Tournament is also a highlight of the festival, as the crowd cheers for the local rikishi in particular.December Winter Tour (Kyushu and Okinawa regions)Winter Tournament The rikishi flee the snow and cold and head for the warmer Kyushu-Okinawa region. At the end of the year, each stable holds events such as rice cake pounding to close out the year.

2. Ask for a travel agency to book

Some tour companies may have tickets with a guide. You can book way earlier than the general sale (i.e. 6 months before), but ticketing prices will be higher as they are sold as a package tour with a guide. Still, it is the easiest way to secure tickets. Check the link below. 

3. Go to the venue early in the morning on the event day

Usually for Tokyo sumo tournament,  limited numbers of tickets are sold at the venue on the day(before COVID).  The ticket type will be most back of the venue but still cheapest tickets you will ever get, too. The price can be 2,200 JPY! They start selling at 7:45 am and are very likely to be sold out soon, so be sure to go as early as possible, if you prefer this option! Sadly after COVID, this option might not be available.

4. Try Sumo Japan tour - Jungyo

Sometimes they also tour all of Japan (called Jungyo), which includes nearby Tokyo, such  as Yokohama and Saitama - also the tickets are easier to get and cheaper.  If you get the chance to stay in Japan during this time, you are lucky! 

5. The alternative way is to watch Sumo practice

If none of them work for you, the alternative is to watch them practice. The local guide will make sure you have a space for you and the date is quite available as Sumo wrestlers practice everyday! The good point is that this is an option you can pick anytime, even when a sumo tournament is not held in Tokyo! Check out the link below! 

All events

2024/4/12 (Fri)

Sumo Spring Tour Kawagoe

Kawagoe Sports Park General Gymnasium (Saitama Prefecture)

2024/4/14 (Sun)

Sumo Spring Tour Saitam Super Arena

Saitama Super Arena Community Arena (Saitama Prefecture)

2024/4/18 (Thursday)

Sumo Spring Tour Urayasu

Baldoral Urayasu Arena (Urayasu Athletic Park Gymnasium) (Chiba Prefecture)


Sumo Spring Tour Kawasaki

Kawasaki City Todoroki Arena (Kanagawa)

2024/4/20 (Sat)

Sumo Spring Tour Yokohama Arena

Yokohama Arena (Kanagawa Prefecture)

2024/4/25 (Thursday)

Sumo Spring Tour Kisarazu

Kisarazu Citizen Gymnasium (Chiba Prefecture)

2024/4/27 (Sat)

Sumo Spring Tour Tokorozawa

Tokorozawa Citizen Gymnasium (Saitama Prefecture)

2024/4/28 (Sun)

Sumo Spring Tour Fukaya

Fukaya City General Gymnasium (Fukaya Big Turtle) (Saitama Prefecture)