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Tokyo Sumo Wrestling Tournament

Tokyo Sumo Wrestling Tournament - Tokyo, Japan
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Duration: 5 hours
Location: Tokyo, Japan

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$86.33

Don't miss the opportunity to see a traditional sumo tournament when you're in Tokyo. Ride the subway with fellow sumo fans to the ‘kokugikan’ (sumo amphitheater) and enjoy several sumo-wrestling matches in the afternoon ... More info ›

Don't miss the opportunity to see a traditional sumo tournament when you're in Tokyo. Ride the subway with fellow sumo fans to the ‘kokugikan’ (sumo amphitheater) and enjoy several sumo-wrestling matches in the afternoon. Beforehand, visit the fascinating Sumo Museum to see sumo-related objects from the Edo period to the present. Upgrade your experience to include dinner at a chanko restaurant with delicious Japanese stew.

Meet your group at Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal or Ryogoku View Hotel (near the stadium) in the afternoon, and head to Ryogoku Sumo Hall.

Stop by the Sumo Museum where you can learn about this 1,500-year-old Japanese cultural tradition before you continue to the arena to watch the real thing. See important sumo-related items on display, such as woodblock prints, folding screens and ceremonial aprons from as far back as the Edo period.

Next head into the the Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan. Feel the excitement during an opening ceremony called dohyo-iri, where your guide will start to explain what's happening at the amphitheater.

You'll watch a series of sumo wrestlers grapple in the elevated ring — made of clay and covered in a layer of sand — from your B-class reserved seat on the second floor. Consult your brochure and sumo-ranking list for the day’s events; junior division sumo matches are held first, proceeding the higher-ranked matches slated for later in the day. Another way you'll know when the big matches are on: the makuuchi (senior-division wrestlers) wear kesho-mawashi, or ceremonial apron.

Put on your headphones and listen to English commentary throughout the approximate 2.5-hour match, following along during each lightning-speed match of one minute or less.

Watching the sumo matches is the main event, but there are other things to enjoy at the arena. Check out the championship flags in the entrance lobby, purchase a bite to eat from one of the vendors at any time, and don't forget to browse the various sumo-related goods on sale.

Afterward, your guide accompanies you to Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal and explains directions back to your hotel. If you select the dinner option, you’re taken to a nearby restaurant.

Optional Upgrade: Dinner
Upgrade your experience to include dinner at a local chanko or sukiyaki restaurant, most likely run by a former sumo wrestler. Enjoy chankonabe, a hearty stew that is the traditional food of sumo wrestler, or sukiyaki, a dish consisting of thin slices of meat, tofu, and vegetables cooked in a soy sauce-based broth. Your guide will not join you for dinner, leaving you to make your own way back to your hotel.

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Tokyo Studio Ghibli Museum and Ghibli Film Appreciation Tour including Lunch

Tokyo Studio Ghibli Museum and Ghibli Film Appreciation Tour including Lunch - Tokyo, Japan
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Duration: 7 hours
Location: Tokyo, Japan

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$122.68

Have you seen a Ghibli movie and still remember some of the unique scenes in the story? This tour will take you to visit the popular Ghibli Museum. Ghibli Museum is the home to works from Japan’s renowned Studio Ghibli film animation studio, known for feature-length anime films like Oscar-winning 'Spirited Away' and the museum provides a fun and fascinating activity for both kids and adults. Also visit Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architecture Museum, where you can experience the atmosphere of historical houses and streets that remind you of some Ghibli movies ... More info ›

Have you seen a Ghibli movie and still remember some of the unique scenes in the story? This tour will take you to visit the popular Ghibli Museum. Ghibli Museum is the home to works from Japan’s renowned Studio Ghibli film animation studio, known for feature-length anime films like Oscar-winning 'Spirited Away' and the museum provides a fun and fascinating activity for both kids and adults. Also visit Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architecture Museum, where you can experience the atmosphere of historical houses and streets that remind you of some Ghibli movies. (Monday departure will visit Jindaiji Temple or Takahata Fudoson Temple instead.) Enjoy lunch at the Hotel Gajoen Tokyo where the architecture style has served as an inspiration for one of the Ghibli films. Learn about the exhibits during the bus ride with your knowledgeable guide, and then enjoy free time to explore on your own.

Meet your guide at Shinjuku Keio Plaza Hotel (near the JR Shinjuku Station) and board a bus to the Hotel Gajoen Tokyo where the architecture style has served as an inspiration for one of the Ghibli films. First stop is Hotel Gajoen Tokyo where the architecture style has served as an inspiration for one of the Ghibli films. Enjoy lunch at the hotel before leaving for Ghibli Museum.

On the way to the museum, your guide explains the features of the museum and the history of Studio Ghibli, the Japanese animation film studio that has produced acclaimed works including the Academy Award–winning film "Spirited Away". When you arrive, enjoy 2 hours to explore the museum on your own (your guide won't accompany the tour during the museum visit). See various exhibits that describe the animation process, take your kids to the play space, or watch a short film by anime director Hayao Miyazaki only available for viewing on-site. Children will delight in the fun way that Ghibli characters are featured throughout the museum.

After learning everything about Ghibli, leave the museum for Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architecture Museum. The seven-hectare museum features various exhibitions, reconstructed buildings from the different periods of Japan, as well as a beautiful outdoor garden area. You can also enter and explore some of the buildings of different styles, periods, and purposes and experience the atmosphere of some Ghibli films. Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architecture Museum is closed on Monday and instead you'll visit Jindaiji Temple or Takahata Fudoson Temple.

When the tour is concluded, your bus will transfer you back to the Shinjuku area around 5:30pm.

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Watch Morning Practice at a Sumo Stable in Tokyo

Watch Morning Practice at a Sumo Stable in Tokyo - Tokyo, Japan
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Duration: 60 to 180 hrs
Location: Tokyo, Japan

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$77.36

Meet your guide who will escort you into an exclusive and fascinating world with a visit to a sumo training center to observe a morning practice session. Gain insight from observing this ancient Japanese martial art and get to grips with its rules and regulations.

At the Tokyo sumo stable, or a nearby train station, meet up with your guide in the early morning and get ready for a peek into an exclusive world ... More info ›

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Meet your guide who will escort you into an exclusive and fascinating world with a visit to a sumo training center to observe a morning practice session. Gain insight from observing this ancient Japanese martial art and get to grips with its rules and regulations.

At the Tokyo sumo stable, or a nearby train station, meet up with your guide in the early morning and get ready for a peek into an exclusive world.

Watch a live practice session. Seated on the floor, get close to the sumo wrestlers as they conduct their morning training routine and practice their techniques. Perhaps even get your photo taken with some of the sumo wrestlers after practice is finished: A truly special souvenir of a morning to remember.

Please note, starting and ending times vary.

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Japanese Replica Food Making Experience in Asakusa

Japanese Replica Food Making Experience in Asakusa - Tokyo, Japan
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Duration: 60 minutes
Location: Tokyo, Japan

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$52.05

Have you found yourself drooling over the replica food displayed in front of a Japanese restaurant? Have you wondered how Japanese made replica food look as mouth-watering as real food? Join this unique experience and learn how to make Japanese replica food samples!

Join this 1-hour class located in the Asakusa area and learn some techniques from you experienced and friendly expert for making Japanese replica food!

Replica food was invented in the 20th century in Japan and has been inherited by Japanese artisans. It has become very popular for Japanese restaurants to display delicately made replica dishes showcasing in frond of restaurants ... More info ›

Have you found yourself drooling over the replica food displayed in front of a Japanese restaurant? Have you wondered how Japanese made replica food look as mouth-watering as real food? Join this unique experience and learn how to make Japanese replica food samples!

Join this 1-hour class located in the Asakusa area and learn some techniques from you experienced and friendly expert for making Japanese replica food!

Replica food was invented in the 20th century in Japan and has been inherited by Japanese artisans. It has become very popular for Japanese restaurants to display delicately made replica dishes showcasing in frond of restaurants. Learn how to make 2 kinds of tempura, one of the most symbolic traditional Japanese food, by choosing deep fried prawns, eggplant slice, pumpkin slice, or shiitake mushroom. You will also learn how to make the freshest looking lettus replica. When the class is over, you can bring home the food replica you make as a souvenir!

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Japanese Traditional Taiko Drum Experience in Kyoto

Japanese Traditional Taiko Drum Experience in Kyoto - Kyoto, Japan
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Duration: 60 minutes
Location: Kyoto, Japan

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$74.96

Book the 1-hour traditional Japanese drum "taiko" class in Kyoto! Taiko has developed through the long history of Japan along with various traditional art forms such as Noh, Kyo-gen, Nagauta, and Kabuki. Wadaiko especially refers to a taiko of Japanese origin ... More info ›

Book the 1-hour traditional Japanese drum "taiko" class in Kyoto! Taiko has developed through the long history of Japan along with various traditional art forms such as Noh, Kyo-gen, Nagauta, and Kabuki. Wadaiko especially refers to a taiko of Japanese origin. It is a compound word, which consists of "wa"(Japanese) and "daiko"(a suffix of the word "taiko"). Your professional and friendly English-speaking instructor will show you how to play Japanese traditional song with Japanese drum.

Visit the Taiko Center in Kyoto in the morning or afternoon and start this 1-hour basic Taiko experience with your professional and friendly instructor.

"Taiko" in Japanese means Japanese drumming style, a drum group, drum music and a drum itself. There come in wide variety of shapes and sizes and have developed through the long history of Japan along with various traditional Japanese art forms such as Noh, Kyo-gen, Nagauta, and Kabuki. Learn the basic history and structure of this beautiful Japanese instrument while learning basic taiko techniques through simple traditional Japanese songs. By the end of the lesson, you will learn to play a Japanese song together with your group.

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Traditional Japanese Taiko Drum Lessons in Tokyo

Traditional Japanese Taiko Drum Lessons in Tokyo - Tokyo, Japan

Duration: 60 minutes
Location: Tokyo, Japan

From USD
$74.96

Try taking a traditional Japanese taiko drum lesson in Tokyo with a friendly, professional English-speaking instructor who will teach you how to play a Japanese traditional song with a Japanese drum.

Taiko is a traditional, Japanese drum that has developed through the long history of Japan along with various traditional art forms such as Noh, Kyo-gen, Nagauta, and Kabuki. Wadaiko, especially, refers to a taiko of Japanese origin ... More info ›

Try taking a traditional Japanese taiko drum lesson in Tokyo with a friendly, professional English-speaking instructor who will teach you how to play a Japanese traditional song with a Japanese drum.

Taiko is a traditional, Japanese drum that has developed through the long history of Japan along with various traditional art forms such as Noh, Kyo-gen, Nagauta, and Kabuki. Wadaiko, especially, refers to a taiko of Japanese origin. It is a compound word consisting of "wa"(Japanese) and "daiko" (a suffix of the word "taiko").

With this experience, you will have a Taiko lesson led by a friendly, professional instructor who will teach you the basics. Of course there is no need to be good at speaking the Japanese language or know how to play any musical instruments. Students of all levels can enjoy this lesson.

After taking the lesson, you, along with the other participants, will play a simple Japanese song together. At the end of the experience, the instructor let you wear a Happi, a traditional Japanese coat and take some pictures!

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