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Nagoya Sumo 2010/6/18 07:44
Hi there,

I will be traveling to Japan in July and would like to fit in a trip to see the sumo tournaments in Nagoya. I have my trip all planned out and this would be a last minute addition, so I'm trying to find a way to fit it in. I will be in Osaka and was planning on taking the JR shinkansen back to Tokyo on my last day in Osaka. If I left in the morning from Osaka would there be enough time to stop in Nagoya, see a sumo match, and then head back to Tokyo all in one day? How long does going to a tournament take? How do you get to the sumo stadium from the Nagoya station and what is it called? Thank you!
by shanley (guest)  

... 2010/6/18 09:51
If I left in the morning from Osaka would there be enough time to stop in Nagoya, see a sumo match, and then head back to Tokyo all in one day? How long does going to a tournament take?

It is easily possible. But note that the highlights of the tournament day takes place between 3pm and 6pm with the best wrestlers fighting between 5pm and 6pm. You should not miss these matches. You could still do this and return to Tokyo after 6pm. It takes less than an hour to travel from Osaka to Nagoya and less than 2 hours to travel from Nagoya to Tokyo.

As for sumo tickets, note that the stadium rarely sells out on weekdays, but that it is usually sold out on weekends and public holidays. The following is a good service:
http://www.buysumotickets.com/

How do you get to the sumo stadium from the Nagoya station and what is it called?

It is held in the Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium just next to Nagoya Castle. Take the subway to Shiyakusho Station:
http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3300.html
by Uji rate this post as useful

You know what? 2010/6/22 10:47
Unofortunately, Nagoya tournament may not be taken place this year because of Sumo wrestler's gambling scandal. Sumo association will decide till July.
by flower27 rate this post as useful

Yes. 2010/6/22 12:22
The top news of these days in Japan is about the scandal. They will decide if they hold the Nagoya Tournament on July 4.
by Ts (guest) rate this post as useful

Search sumo scandal or 2010/6/22 14:27
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oh my 2010/6/22 16:22
thank you so much for all of this information, each of you has been extremely helpful! that article is so intriguing. i hope the tournament still happens but i am very sorry there has been so much trouble surrounding the sport!!
by shanley (guest) rate this post as useful

meanwhile 2010/6/23 04:10
If you want a reserved seat (rather than open general seating), you can keep an eye on availability here (assuming the tournament actually goes on!):
http://event.chunichi.co.jp/yoyaku/ticket/yoyaku?p=aki&lang=en
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