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Private One Day Tour in Tokyo Including Sumo Training Session

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On this tour, you will experience some of the most exciting things that my home town of Tokyo has to offer.
First, I will escort you to a sumo ""stable"" to observe one of the wrestlers' powerful morning training sessions. It's always an exciting behind-the-scenes look at the life and skills of these traditional Japanese atheletes.
Next, we will visit Sensoji Temple, one of the oldest temples in Tokyo. It’s an ideal place for taking photographs and buying traditional souvenirs at the stalls lining the “Nakamise” street that leads up to the main entrance. For lunch, you will be able to choose your favorite spot from the many restaurants in the Asakusa area.

After lunch, we will take a waterbus from Asakusa to Hama Rikyu Garden, enjoying some great harbor views of Tokyo along the way. An oasis of calm in the midst of the busy city, Hama Rikyu is a lovely Japanese garden where we will be able to stroll through the grounds and experience the serenity of ancient Japan.
Finally, we will visit the Tsukiji Outer Fish Market, a famous shopping district featuring some 330 fish stores, grocers and restaurants.

* This tour is offered only when the stable’s schedule permits. Please refer to special note and tournament schedule in the “Other” section at the bottom of the page for details.

Course(Visiting Spots)

1. Visit a Sumo Stable (probably the Chiganoura or Arashio Stable)
Please note Sumo practice hours are 8 to 9:00 ~10:00 a.m.
2. Visit Sensoji Temple – including the Kaminarimon Gate, Nakamise Street and Asakusa Shrine)
3. Cruise from Asakusa to Hama Rikyu Garden
4. Stroll in the Hama Rikyu Garden
5. Walk from Hama-Rikyu Garden to the Tsukiji Outer Fish Market and explore the area. (Note: Tuna auctions not held in the afternoon.)

Departure Time 8:00AM
Duration 8 hours
Number of People 1~4
Meeting Point Your Hotel in Tokyo
Tour End Your Hotel in Tokyo
What's Included ・Professional guide fee
・Hotel pick-up and drop-off
・Small group private tour
What's Excluded ・Trasportation fees to/from your hotel and each attraction both for the customer and the guide (about 1100yen/person + taxi to/from the Sumo stable (about 1600yen), if used
・Addmission for Hama-Rikyu Gardens for the customer (300/person, or 150 for senior people aged 65 or older)
Reservation Deadline 5 days before the tour
Others 1) Please note that Sumo Stables usually do not allow visitors to their training sessions for a week before and after each Sumo tournament. We will confirm the possibility of visiting a Sumo Stable on the day before your tour.
If the observation is not allowed at the last minute, due to the stable’s schedule, you will be offered a trip to the Sumo Museum or another place of interest.

[ Annual Schedule Sumo Grand Tournaments dates and place]
*Tokyo [January 13 to 27]
*Osaka [March 10 to 24]
*Tokyo [May 12 to 26]
*Nagoya [July 7 to 21]
*Tokyo [September 8 to 22]
*Fukuoka [November 10 to 264

※Please note that if the sumo stable will not be open on the date you would like a tour, we can arrange to visit other sightseeing spots instead, such as the Tokyo Tower, the Meiji Shrine or any other place you might prefer.
2)Travel insurance not be attached.
3)Notice in the Sumo stable:
1.cell phones off.
2.taking pictures OK with no flush, no standing/walking around. eating/smoking.
4.taking off your hat/cap. private talking.
  • Kumiko
  • Language:English
  • Interpreter Guide Number:EN05231
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Tour Fee

  • US$194 per group

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Cancellation Policy

8 or more days before tour date
No Cancellation Fee
2-7 days before tour date
20% Cancellation Fee
1 day before tour date
50% Cancellation Fee
On the tour date or If you do not send a cancellation contact
100% Cancellation Fee

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