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Tokyo Grand Sumo May Tournament

Sumo's third tournament of the wrestling season

By Sleiman Azizi    - 1 min read
Venue: Ryogoku Kokugikan When: Early - Late May 2023

The middle of May sees professional sumo return to its spiritual home of Tokyo for the third professional tournament of the season. The 15-day May tournament will be held at the Ryogoku Kokugikan Sumo Hall in Tokyo in mid-to-late May.

Check the official website for ticketing and scheduling information.

Getting there

Take the JR Sobu Line to Ryogoku Station. The Ryogoku Kokugikan is right there as you step out. If you take the Oedo Subway Line to Ryogoku Station, you'll have to walk a few minutes.

More info

Find out more about Ryogoku Kokugikan.

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Sleiman Azizi

Sleiman Azizi @sleiman.azizi

I'm a Japanese Permanent Resident with over 650 published articles on Japan as well as 5 English language books inspired by traditional Japanese literature.I'm also the Regional Partner for Tokyo, so if you've anything to say about Japan's never ending capital - or just Japan in general - don't be shy and contact with me via sleiman.azizi@japantravel.com

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Ascolta Mi a year ago
Hello, when was this article written ? and for what tournament year? It appears under the sub-heading "Venue: Ryogoku Kokugikan When: Late May - Early Jun 2021" BUT it references " the Ryogoku Kokugikan Sumo Hall in Tokyo between the 12th and 26th May 2019."
Sleiman Azizi Author a year ago
Thanks for pointing out the dates. It was originally written with the 2019 tournament in mind, and while still reflecting that, has been updated to consider future events.
Kim 3 years ago
It'd be very cool to get to go to the first tournament of the new era - one for the history books!
Sleiman Azizi Author 3 years ago
If you like it you'll love it and if you don’t like it you'll love it. It's a win-win situation.