How to Experience Morning Sumo Training in Tokyo

Source: Tokyo Cheapo

A highly ritualized sport that is mixed with elements of Shinto, Japan’s own religion, sumo wrestling is not all that accessible to international visitors. Getting tickets to one of the five annual tournaments is not an easy task, but some of the beya (sumo stables) in Tokyo have decided to open their doors to visitors. Here’s how to join them, as a spectator, for their daily morning practice sessions that take place between tournaments.
How to see sumo training in Tokyo
A lower-rank rikishi (sumo wrestler) preparing the ring for training.
Watching sumo training for free
For the true cheapos out there (who don’t mind potentially being left out in the rain, literally), there’s a free option: the Arashio sumo stable in Hamacho has

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