VN-Cop
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VN-Cop asked in TravelAsia PacificJapan · 1 decade ago

planning a trip to Japan this year...SUMO?

I'm taking the wife to Japan this year and I'm interested in attending a big sumo event...

Where and when should we go?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It sounds like you are likely going to enjoy a visit to the Sumo stadium near Asakusa, Tokyo! It is called Ryogoku Kokugikan (Ryogoku Sumo Stadium) in Japanese and is pronounced "Ree-oh-go-koo Koh-koo-ghee-kahn". It is very conveniently located, since it is in Tokyo, and has a lot to offer visitors. There are Sumo championships at various times of year and there is also a Sumo museum.

    Here is a 2010 Sumo Grand Tournament schedule.

    January

    Tournament Kokugikan December 5, 2009

    (Saturday) December 21, 2009

    (Monday) January 10, 2010

    (Sunday) January 24, 2010

    (Sunday)

    March

    Tournament Osaka Prefectural

    Gymnasium February 7, 2010

    (Sunday)

    tickets available by phone March 1, 2010

    (Monday) March 14, 2010

    (Sunday) March 28, 2010

    (Sunday)

    May

    Tournament Kokugikan April 10, 2010

    (Saturday) April 26, 2010

    (Monday) May 9, 2010

    (Sunday) May 23, 2010

    (Sunday)

    July

    Tournament Aichi Prefectural

    Gymnasium May 20, 2010

    (Thursday) June 28, 2010

    (Monday) July 11, 2010

    (Sunday) July 25, 2010

    (Sunday)

    September

    Tournament Kokugikan August 7, 2010

    (Saturday) August 30, 2010

    (Monday) September 12, 2010

    (Sunday) September 26, 2010

    (Sunday)

    November

    Tournament Fukuoka

    Kokusai Center October 2, 2010

    (Saturday) November 1, 2010

    (Monday) November 14, 2010

    (Sunday) November 28, 2010

    (Sunday)

    Here is a wonderful article about Sumo that should be a good introduction!

    http://www.travel-to-japan.com/an-introduction-to-...

  • area52
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    I hate to say this, but your wife cannot participate in a Sumo tournament.

    Grand Sumo Tournament Schedule for 2010

    1. The January Tournament (Tokyo)

    January 10th - January 24th

    2. The March Tournament (Osaka)

    March 14th - March 28th

    3. The May Tournament (Tokyo)

    May 9th - May 23rd

    4. The July Tournament (Nagoya)

    July 11th - July 25th

    5. The September Tournament (Tokyo)

    September 12th - September 26th

    6. The November Tournament (Fukuoka)

    November 14th - November 28th

  • 4 years ago

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