Sumo action shot (Photo: Capt. Raymond Geoffroy / U.S. Air Force)
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Sumo action shot (Photo: Capt. Raymond Geoffroy / U.S. Air Force)

November Grand Sumo Tournament (Fukuoka) 2024

The last sumo tournament of the year

Venue: Fukuoka Kokusai Center When: Nov 10th - Nov 24th 2024

Visitors to Fukuoka City will be in for a treat as the city gears up for the annual Fukuoka Grand Sumo Tournament every autumn.

2024 November Grand Sumo Tournament information

Venue Tickets available from Sumo ranking announced
Fukuoka Kokusai Center, Fukuoka Sep 14, 2024 Oct 28, 2024

Check the official website for more details about the tickets and schedule.

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2024 Grand Sumo Tournaments

2024 Grand Sumo Tournaments

Every year, the Japan Sumo Association hosts six Grand Sumo Tournaments, or honbasho, and each competition lasts 15 days. Tokyo..

Report (2018)

The sixth and final professional sumo tournament of the year will feature Mongolian grand champion (yokozuna) Hakuho. Fresh off the back of his stunning tournament victory in September, Hakuho will be looking to make it back-to-back titles for the first time this year.

The successful return from injury by Japanese-born yokozuna Kisenosato, as well as the appearances of powerhouse sumo stars Takayasu and Tochinoshin and the ever dangerous yokozuna Kakuryu, will only add to the drama and tension of the event.

The 15-day tournament will be held at the Fukuoka Kokusai Center between 11th and 25th November 2018. Check the official website for ticketing information.

Getting there

Fukuoka Kokusai Center is about a 15-minute walk from Gofukumachi Station (Exit 4) on the Hakozaki Line. Buses from JR Hakata Station to the center are also available.

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Find out more about Fukuoka Kokusai Center.

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Arianna 4 months ago
Hello, I'm in Fukuoka today and I was wandering if there is any website that sells tickets that people don't want anymore?
Sleiman Azizi Author 5 years ago
Ah, the big news is that Hakuho is out injured for this tournament! That leaves a big opening for Kisenosato, Kakuryu, Takayasu and Tochinoshin to claim the event...
Sleiman Azizi Author 5 years ago
Me too but it will take a miracle for him to claim the title. It hasn't been his best tournament so far and is realistically fighting for just to stay at his current rank.

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