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2019 January Grand Sumo Tournament

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2019 January Grand Sumo Tournament

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The Grand Sumo Tournament will return to the Ryogoku Kokugikan

2019 January Grand Sumo Tournament will be held from 13th to 27th January 2019 at the Ryogoku Kokugikan.

Grand Sumo Tournament 2017 January

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This tournament is important for the three yokozuna who were absent from the previous tournament, and in particular, Kisenosato (稀勢の里) with poor results decides whether to retire or not. Promising young rikishi (sumo wrestlers) including Takakeisho (貴景勝) who won the previous tournament are also expected to be active.

Grand Sumo Tournament 2017 January

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During the tournament period two days “Kimono day” service is offered. On January 14th and 21st, a hand towel will be gifted to the first 300 people who are wearing kimono. 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 2019 January Grand Sumo Tournament
Venue Ryogoku Kokugikan
Dates January 13, 2019 – January 27, 2019
Note 【Estimated start time】
first day to 12th day / around 8:45
13th day to 14th day / around 10:40
【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 8:00 – 18:00
Admission Please check the official website for more information about seat and admission fee.

Address 1-3-28 Yokoami Sumida-ku, Tokyo

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