Event Calendar

Event Calendar

2019 Grand Sumo Tournaments
2020 Grand Sumo Tournaments
Special Events

Grand Sumo Tournament Schedule for 2019

Tournaments are 15 days long, and start and finish on Sundays.

What time is the event?

Tournament Location Start Date End Date Pre-orders Begin Tickets On Sale
May Tokyo 12th 26th late-February April 6th
July* Nagoya 7th 21st late-April May 23rd
September Tokyo 8th 22nd late-June August 3rd
November Fukuoka 10th 24th mid-September October 5th

*Tickets are on sale now!

Grand Sumo Tournament Schedule for 2020

Tournaments are 15 days long, and start and finish on Sundays.

What time is the event?

Tournament Location Start Date End Date Pre-orders Begin Tickets On Sale
January Tokyo 12th 26th late-October, 2019 December 7th, 2019
March Osaka 8th 22nd mid-January February 2nd
May Tokyo 10th 24th late-February April 4th
July Nagoya 5th 19th late-April May 21st
September Tokyo 13th 27th late-June August 1st
November Fukuoka 8th 22nd mid-September October 3rd

Special Events

June 5th (Tokyo):  A visit to a sumo stable, including watching the wrestlers practice, photo with a wrestler, and a souvenir. This is a special opportunity to get a close-up look at sumo! Minimum age for children is 10 years old. Space is limited, so book your place now!  Please contact us for more information!

June 9th (Tokyo):  Eastern Japan University Sumo Championship.  Includes a school vs. school and individual tournament.  Please contact us for ticket information!

July 28th (Gifu city, Gifu prefecture):  A tour event, includes matches for the top 2 divisions.  Please contact us for ticket information!

July 29th (Habikino, Osaka prefecture):  A tour event, includes matches for the top 2 divisions.  Please contact us for ticket information!

July 30th (Kusatsu, Shiga prefecture):  A tour event, includes matches for the top 2 divisions.  Please contact us for ticket information!

July 31st (Echizen, Fukui prefecture):  A tour event, includes matches for the top 2 divisions.  Please contact us for ticket information!

August 1st (Toyama city, Toyama prefecture):  A tour event, includes matches for the top 2 divisions.  Please contact us for ticket information!

August 2nd (Matsumoto, Nagano prefecture):  A tour event, includes matches for the top 2 divisions.  Please contact us for ticket information!

August 3rd (Tokorozawa, Saitama prefecture):  A tour event, includes matches for the top 2 divisions.  Please contact us for ticket information!

August 4th (Togane, Chiba prefecture):  A tour event, includes matches for the top 2 divisions.  Please contact us for ticket information!

August 6th (Tachikawa, Tokyo prefecture):  A tour event, includes matches for the top 2 divisions.  Please contact us for ticket information!

August 7th (Chichibu, Saitama prefecture):  A tour event, includes matches for the top 2 divisions.  Please contact us for ticket information!

August 8th (Utsunomiya, Tochigi prefecture):  A tour event, includes matches for the top 2 divisions.  Please contact us for ticket information!

August 11th (Sendai, Miyagi prefecture):  A tour event, includes matches for the top 2 divisions.  Please contact us for ticket information!

August 12th (Murayama, Yamagata prefecture):  A tour event, includes matches for the top 2 divisions.  Please contact us for ticket information!

August 13th (Aomori city, Aomori prefecture):  A tour event, includes matches for the top 2 divisions.  Please contact us for ticket information!

August 14th (Kitatsugaru-gun, Aomori prefecture):  A tour event, includes matches for the top 2 divisions.  Please contact us for ticket information!

August 16th (Hakodate, Hokkaido prefecture):  A tour event, includes matches for the top 2 divisions.  Please contact us for ticket information!

August 17th (Sapporo, Hokkaido prefecture):  A tour event, includes matches for the top 2 divisions.  Please contact us for ticket information!

August 18th (Sapporo, Hokkaido prefecture):  A tour event, includes matches for the top 2 divisions.  Please contact us for ticket information!

August 19th (Kushiro, Hokkaido prefecture):  A tour event, includes matches for the top 2 divisions.  Please contact us for ticket information!

September 28th (Tokyo):  Retirement ceremony for a wrestler at the main sumo arena. The schedule includes matches for the top two divisions and the ceremonial hair-cutting of the retiring wrestler, completing the retirement process.  Please contact us for ticket information!

**Watch this page for more events to be added later!  We expect to announce events for October, November, December, January, February and April.  Please send us a Standard Contact Form if you want to be notified when the schedules are ready.**

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