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

Fukuoka Grand Sumo Tournament

Fukuoka hosts the last tournament of the year

Sleiman Azizi   - 1 min read
Venue : Fukuoka Kokusai Center When : Mid - Late Nov 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.

2018 Report

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

Take the Hakozaki Line to Gofukumachi Station and head out from Exit 6. Fukuoka Kokusai Center is a 10-minute walk from the station. Buses from JR Hakata Station to the center are also available.

More info

Find out more about Fukuoka Kokusai Center.

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 a Japan Travel expert for Tokyo, so if you've anything to say about Japan's never ending capital - or just Japan in general - don't ...