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Grand Sumo Tournament

There are six annual tournaments, each lasting for 15 days. The tournaments are held in Tokyo in January, May and September, in Osaka in March, in Nagoya in July, and in Fukuoka in November. During the tournament, matches are televised daily from 3:00pm to 6:00pm. Matches by junior wrestlers begin at around 9:30am, by senior wrestlers at around 3:00pm.
NOTE: For the listed phone numbers, English is not spoken.


Grand Tournament Schedule

[Venue & Access]
Ryogoku Kokugikan
Address: 1-3-28, Yokoami, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
TEL: 03-3623-5111(Japanese only)
Access: Near Ryogoku Sta. on the JR Sobu Line
Jan. 8 - 22
May. 14 - 28
Sep. 10 - 24

Jan. 14 - 28
May. 13 - 27
Sep. 9 - 23

[Venue & Access]
Osaka Furitsu Taiikukaikan (Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium)
Address: 3-4-36, Namba-naka, Naniwa-ku, Osaka
TEL: 06-6631-0121(Japanese only)
Access: Near Namba Sta. on the JR, Nankai Dentetsu & Subway Lines
Mar. 12 - 26

Mar. 11 - 25

[Venue & Access]
Aichi-ken Taiikukan (Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium)
Address: 1-1, Ninomaru, Naka-ku, Nagoya
TEL: 052-971-2516(Japanese only)
Access: Near Shiyakusho Sta. on Subway Meijo Line
Jul. 9 - 23

Jul. 8 - 22

[Venue & Access]
Fukuoka Kokusai Center
Address: 2-2, Chikko-honmachi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka
TEL: 092-272-1111(Japanese only)
Access: Take a bus from E Bus Stop near JR Hakata Sta. and get off at Kokusai-kaigijo Sunpalace-mae Bus Stop.
Nov. 12 - 26

Nov. 11 - 25

Tickets for Tokyo Tournaments
(For other tournaments, inquire at the relevant venue.)

Reserved Seats:
Chair Seats:
Chair A (¥8,500), Chair B ( ¥5,100), Chair C (¥3,800)
Box Seats (for 4 persons):
Box A ¥46,800 (¥11,700x4)
Box B ¥42,400 (¥10,600x4)
Box C ¥38,000 (¥9,500x4)
Advanced tickets are sold from around one month before the tournament.

Unreserved Seats:
¥2,200. Unreserved Seat tickets are sold only on the day at the Ryogoku Kokugikan starting at 7:45am.

Tickets for the Tokyo Sumo Tournament are sold at the office of the Nihon Sumo Kyokai at Kokugikan Sumo Hall in Ryogoku as well as at Ticket Bureaus in downtown Tokyo.

Where to purchase tickets in Tokyo

Ticket Oosumo
Tickets for the Grand Sumo tournaments which are held at Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan three times a year (January, May and September) can be reserved from overseas.

All information is based on data as of September 2017 and is subject to change without notice.

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