9 Mar 2024 By May Ng

Experience the Thrills of Sumo Wrestling at Ajigawa Sumo Stable with Palace Hotel Tokyo

Palace Hotel Tokyo presents an extraordinary off-site excursion that invites guests to delve into the profound realm of sumo wrestling at Ajigawa Sumo Stable. Guests from Palace Hotel Tokyo will be led by Ajigawa’s esteemed master, former wrestler Ryuji Suginomori, known as Sekiwake Aminishiki, who now dedicates his days to nurturing the next generation of wrestlers. Guests will also have the opportunity to witness the intensity of training sessions, observe wrestlers in action, and gain insights into their rigorous routines. With an impressive 23-year career and countless victories, Ryuji Suginomori has become a legend in the sumo wrestling community.

For those seeking a hands-on experience, this excursion offers the chance to try sumo wrestling under the guidance of experienced wrestlers, allowing guests to feel the power and grace of this ancient sport. Following the training session, guests can indulge in the delectable Chanko nabe, a traditional hot pot dish beloved by sumo wrestlers for its nourishing qualities. This culinary experience provides a deeper understanding of sumo wrestlers’ diets and flavors. To enhance understanding further, an English-speaking guide knowledgeable in the sport is available. Their expertise will enrich the journey, fostering a deeper appreciation for sumo wrestling’s traditions and techniques.

The sumo wrestling experience presents a captivating journey that extends for approximately 3.5 hours, offering guests the opportunity to immerse themselves in Ajigawa Stable with a visit that is priced at JPY 33,000* per person. This remarkable opportunity allows guests to witness the greatness of sumo wrestling firsthand and be prepared to be enthralled by the awe-inspiring display of strength, skill, and indomitable spirit showcased by these remarkable athletes. Additionally, guests have the option to enhance their experience by opting for the services of an English-speaking guide, well-versed in the intricacies of sumo wrestling, for an additional cost of JPY 35,000*. (*Subject to 16.5% service charge)

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