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Sumo Match in September 2017/4/28 21:54
Hello,

I will be visiting Japan in late September and would love to watch a Sumo match with a local in Tokyo. Any suggestions?

Thank you!
by Maryam (guest)  

Re: Sumo Match in September 2017/4/29 17:26
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Re: Sumo Match in September 2017/4/29 18:10
As sumo is very popular recently, tickets will be sold out soon.
So it would be better to purchase on the first day of ticket sales.
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Re: Sumo Match in September 2017/8/15 00:38
Well, if you are Tokyo on the 3rd Saturday of September you could go to a Sumo event at the Setagaya Hachimangu.
I tried to find details, but didn't get them. Your hotel might be able to help. But I think it's the 3rd Saturday in the early afternoon.

http://setagaya339.net/s100k/021_030/030_setagaya.htm
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gojVyg52Y2w

It is in the purpose built Sumo arena of a local shrine in Setagaya under big trees. It's free and actually a lot of fun.

It's not traditional Sumo but the atmosphere with the matsuri around, people picknicking on the slopes of the arena and a relaxed attitude is really great. I remember it took about 1 h, so be there on time and better bring some sheet on which to sit as the slopes can be muddy.

Enjoy your trip to Japan!
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