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January Grand Sumo Tournament (Tokyo) 2025

The first sumo tournament of the year

Veronica Carnevale   - 2 min read
Venue : Ryogoku Kokugikan When : Jan 12th - Jan 26th 2025

Japan's six-tournament sumo season starts in mid-January with the January Grand Sumo Tournament.

This event lasts 15 days and takes place in Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan, the country's main sumo stadium. The impressive facility elegantly blends modernity and tradition and can hold up to 10,000 people!

If you visit Japan during this exciting time of year, why not book a ticket for an intimate glimpse into this time-honored sport? Join the crowd's tense anticipation and witness the thrilling matches firsthand.

Tickets for the January Grand Sumo Tournament typically go on sale around early December.

2024 January Grand Sumo Tournament information

Venue Tickets available from Sumo ranking announced
Kokugikan, Tokyo Dec 9, 2023 Dec 25, 2023

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

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Getting there

Ryogoku Kokugikan is about a one-minute walk from Ryogoku Station on the Chuo-Sobu Line.

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Veronica Carnevale

Veronica Carnevale @veronica.carnevale

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