Grand Sumo Tournament in September
Kokugi-kan Stadium, Ryōgoku, Tokyo
13 – 27 September 2015
One of the Six Grand Tournaments is held at the Kokugi-kan (国技館) Stadium, Ryogoku in eastern Tokyo, for fifteen days in the second half of September. Tickets can be purchased on-line in advance at http://sumo.pia.jp/en/. If regular tickets are sold out, less expensive arena seats are available directly from the Box Office of the stadium on the tournament days. The stadium opens at 8 a.m. The matches start at 8:30 a.m. from the lower division (up to 幕下 makushita), followed by the second division (十両jyūryō) around 14:15 p.m. and the top division (幕内 makuuchi) around 16 p.m. Feel the excitement amplifying with the appearance of higher-ranked popular wrestlers and champions (横綱yokozuna). The day culminates in the bow ritual performed on the ring (土俵 dohyō) just before 18 p.m. Watch also the fashionably dressed gyoji (行司), often translated as the referee, but who is the MC of the tournament.
Place name Kokougi-kan at Ryogoku (in Japanese) 両国 国技館 Website go to website Nihon Sumo Kyokai Phone 03-3625-2111 (Ryogoku Kokugi-kan) Dates 13 – 27 September 2015 Opening hours 8 am – 6 pm Price Regular :￥14800 – ￥3800
Seats sold on the days of tournament : ￥2200 (for child of age between 4 and 15 : ￥200)
Address 1-3-28 Yokoami, Sumida-ku, Tokyo Getting there
- 2 min walk from Ryogoku Station (JR Sobu Line: West Exit)
- 5 min walk from Ryogoku Station (Toei Oedo Line: Exit A3)
* The above is the information known at the time of publication and subject to change without prior notice.