Sumo on Tour: Watch a Jungyo Exhibition in West Tokyo

intro

Between the end of the Nagoya basho in July and the September basho in Tokyo, you’ll find the sumo rikishi on tour around the country.

Similar to baseball’s spring training, the sumo world engages in jungyo (巡業) tours between basho tournaments to raise public awareness of sumo, develop the audience for the sport, and show a lighter side to an otherwise very serious group of professional athletes.

At each jungyo event, you’re treated to a series of exhibition matches and informative demonstrations of the ceremonial aspects of sumo.

Unlike any one of the six basho tournaments, it’s not all serious at a jungyo event. The rikishi are more relaxed and the audience even have opportunities to interact with them!  We guarantee you’ll laugh as you watch the shokkiri, a slapstick sumo performance that transcends language barriers. Be amazed as you watch how they fine-tune their unique hair-styles and witness the grandeur of the yokozuna! 
details

August 22, 2018 (Wed)
at Arena Tachikawa Tachihi
* for specific times, refer to Schedule of Events below
¥21,600 per ticket (tax inclusive)

Section A Seats (2nd Floor)
Includes bento box lunch, tea, English-speaking facilitator, and written English guides

Click here to purchase your sumo jungyo tickets! 

For more information about tickets and seating,
please scroll down.

schedule

1045am meet at Tachihi Station, walk to Arena Tachikawa Tachihi

1100am opening ceremony, sumo slapstick comedy show (shokkiri), sumo folk songs (sumo jinku), and sumo drumming (taiko uchiwake)

0100pm ring entering ceremony (dohyou iri), hair-tying demonstration (kamiyui)

0200pm yokozuna entrance ceremony, sumo matches with yokozuna, bow twirling ceremony (yumitori shiki)

0300pm closing ceremony (uchidashi)

Learn more about sumo (official Nihon Sumo Kyokai website; in English)
Read an informative introductory guide to sumo (in English)

tickets & seating

Each ticket is for a Section A seat on the 2nd floor (red frame on seating chart).

Tickets are limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

You must meet Samurai Sports at 1045AM on Wednesday, August 22 at Tachihi Station north exit.
At 11AM sharp, we will walk together to Arena Tachikawa Tachihi.

terms & conditions

All sales are final. No refunds. Requests for refunds or exchanges will not be entertained. 
You may not resell your tickets and your tickets are not eligible for any upgrade. 
Purchasing a ticket means you agree to meet Samurai Sports at Tachihi Station by 1045AM on August 22, 2018. Due to time restrictions and scheduling, those who do not show up to the above-mentioned meeting place by 11AM cannot be accommodated.
All tickets unclaimed by 11AM on August 22, 2018 at Tachihi Station north exit will be voided with no refund. 
Tickets do not include transportation fees, on-site interpretation of events, or accommodation.
Event details were accurate at the time of publishing (April 25, 2018). However, certain details, including schedule of events, may change without prior warning. 
Your participation in the sumo jungyo event is at your sole and exclusive risk. If your actions or behavior are deemed to be inconsiderate, offensive, or otherwise unacceptable, you may be asked to leave the event. 
Samurai Sports reserves the right to take photographs and/or videos at the event. By purchasing the ticket through Samurai Sports, the buyer agrees to the use of his/her image in any publicity material without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph/video.
Samurai Sports reserves the right to cancel or amend the details of  ticket purchasing and terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of Samurai Sports’ control.

access

From Tokyo Station
Take the Chuo line to Tachikawa station, then refer to directions below from Tachikawa station. 

From Tachikawa Station
Walk to Tachikawa-Kita station (about 3 min) and take the Tamatoshi Monorail to Tachihi station.
Group will meet at 1045 at Tachihi station and walk together to Arena Tachikawa Tachihi (about 5 min).

By Car
About 26 miles or an hour from Tokyo. You must find your own parking and meet the group at Tachihi station. 

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