Initiation into the rituals of the sacred ring and first-hand experience of the power of sumo wrestlers in training
Sumo, today known as Japan's traditional national sport, owes its history to festival rituals before evolving into the popular entertainment strength competition we know it as today. Its wrestlers train daily to prepare themselves mind and body for the rigors of battle in the sacred ring. Enjoy a tour of their training grounds and watch them in action. You can learn basic sumo wrestling techniques like suriashi footwork and the famous shiko stance, and even go head-to-head in a light demonstration spar with a real sumo wrestler. After training, sit down to a hearty meal of Chanko-nabe, the traditional sumo wrestler's dinner.