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2018 May Grand Sumo Tournament

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2018 May Grand Sumo Tournament

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Grand Sumo Tournament is coming soon

Sumo is growing in popularity by sumo boom, therefore, the ticket sellout every day in every tournament. It will come back to Ryogoku Kokugikan Sumo Hall in May.

Grand Sumo Tournament 2017 January

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All the Yokozuna including 白鵬 (Hakuho) and 稀勢の里 (Kisenosato) will participate along with 鶴竜 (Kakuryu) who is the winner of the March Tournament. Promising wrestlers are in the rank of Sekiwake and Komusubi, please also pay attention to them.
*The absence of Kisenosato was announced.

Grand Sumo Tournament 2017 January

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It has been provided with a “Kimono day” during the tournament. First arrival 300 people who are watching the tournament with wearing Kimono on May 14th and 21st can get a dish towel that is not for sale on each day. It is distributed at the entrance from 14:00, and it is finished when the stock runs out.

*Applicable to those who are wearing kimono, yukata, jinbei and Samue. It does not apply when wearing Happi coat or just wearing Japanese style accessories.


Event Name 2018 May Grand Sumo Tournament
Venue Kokugikan
Dates May 13, 2018 – May 27, 2018
Note 【Estimated start time】
first day to 12th day / around 8:20
13th day to 15th day / around 10:30
【Estimated higher tournament start time】
Entrance of juryo rikishi / around 14:15
Entrance of makuuchi rikishi / around 15:40
*15th day (final day) is faster about 30 minutes.
*It is a rough guide, there is a possibility that some change.
Open Hours Open/8:00 Close/18:00
Admission Please check HP for more information about seat and admission fee.

Address 1-3-28 Yokoami Sumida-ku, Tokyo
Contact 03-3623-5111

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