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Sumo wrestling morning practice and Tsukiji Tour, enjoy traditional Japan fully!!! - TOKYO travel TIPS

Sumo wrestling morning practice and Tsukiji Tour, enjoy traditional Japan fully!!!

Sumo wrestling morning practice and Tsukiji Tour, enjoy traditional Japan fully!!!

Sumo wrestling morning practice and enjoy Tsukiji market tour!!

Hi I’m Nobu, I like traveling overseas and in Japan, visited 26 countries!

I’m a National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter of English for 10 years.

For the people who are interested in and planning trip to Japan ,
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Sumo wrestling morning practice and enjoy Tsukiji Tour!!!

We will observe a Sumo wrestler’s morning practice and then visit Tsukiji Market to experience traditional Japan!

Our itinerary is as follows.

Meet at Ryogoku Station west exit7:30

Ryogoku station

Ryogoku Station is the station where the Ryogoku Sumo stadium, the place official tournament is held in Tokyo.

If you go there during the tournament, you can always see sumo wrestlers coming and going.

Kaiko-in Temple

This is a temple of the Jodo sect, founded in 1657 after the great fire accident of Meireki( 1657).

It enshrines unrelated victims whose names are unknown, such as victims of the great fire in Edo at that time and other disasters.

Chikara zuka ( thumb)

Chikarazuja is the grave of a deceased sumo wrestlers.

Sumo stable

There are two ways to become a sumo wrestler.

One is to leave one’s hometown at the age of 15 and live and train with other wrestlers in this sumo stable.

The other is to join a sumo club in high school or college, accumulate experience, and become a professional sumo wrestler.

Today, all of the rikishi are living together in the same stable.

Morning practice

Rikishi begin their practice before 8:00 a.m.
The procedure is as follows.


Step on the ring with one foot on each side of the ring alternately. This strengthens the legs and hips.


Practice walking on the ring keeping the soles of the feet off the ground.

If your feet are firmly on the ground, you are less likely to be knocked down by your


Cleansing the ring before each practice session.

Mousiai :

Practice pushing the opponent.


To strengthen the pushing power of the arms they push the pillar of the corner.

Tachiai :
Sumo wrestlers morning practice

Practice for a serious match like a real match

Shiko Practice:

It’s to finish the lower body.

Sumo wrestlers morning practice

Flexibility exercises. Stretching.

Rikishi have very soft bodies. This is to avoid injury.

Photo with Sumo wrestlers
Sumo wrestlers morning practice
Sumo wrestlers morning practice

We have time to take photos with Sumo wrestlers!!

Tsukiji Outside Market

Tsukiji market

The Tsukiji Outside Market is located around Tsukiji Market, which was the world’s largest fish market from 1935 to 2018.
Although the market functions have moved to the new Toyosu Market, the Tsukiji Outside Market still attracts many tourists from Japan and abroad.

Namiyoke Shrine

Namiyoke shrine

After the great fire of Meireki Era, the reclamation of the Tsukiji area was extremely difficult due to repeated high waves.

One day, a shining deity was discovered on the surface of the sea and enshrined here.

The shrine is famous for its huge lion’s head, which is paraded through the town of Tsukiji on a portable shrine during festivals in early June!

Namiyoke shrine

Tsukiji market
Tsukiji market sushi

The atmosphere of the Tsukiji Outside Market is as lively as ever.

The sushi is naturally the best, but there are also other delicious foods such as skewer beef, ramen noodles, fruits, and egg rolls!!

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