January Grand Sumo Tournament is back
Why not combine a cultural Japanese experience with a popular sporting contest? For certain, the Ryogoku Kokugikan Sumo Arena will be packed with 13,000 glued spectators. If you want to be one of them make sure you buy your Grand Sumo Tournament tickets quickly. The tournament will take place during the second half of January and serve as the perfect start to the new year. So make sure you get to see this magical event with your own eyes, and buy January Grand Sumo Tournament tickets at StubHub. Remember, if you're looking to sell tickets you can also do so via our online e-ticketing platform.
2018's First Sumo
A very traditional setting for sumo wrestling, the Ryogoku Kokugikan venue will host some of hungriest, success-craving sumo wrestlers around. Over a 15-day period, these professional sumo wrestlers will battle it out to determine the winner of the tournament. So you can rest assured, the wrestlers will be trying everything to make sure (apart from the soles of their feet!) all body parts remain as far away from the floor as possible.
The atmosphere reaches fever pitch towards the end of the day's action when the top division match takes place. Those fortunate enough to possess tickets for the final day of the tournament will also have the opportunity to witness the impressive victory ceremony. To confirm your place make sure you buy your 2018 January Grand Sumo Tournament tickets promptly right here, at StubHub.
January Grand Sumo Tournament history
Sumo is a sport which has formed part of the Japanese culture since the Edo period of their rich and diverse history, dating back to the 17th century! However, it was at 1958 when the six Grand Sumo Tournaments appeared, divided by month: January, May, September (all three take place in Tokyo), March (which takes place in Osaka), July (which takes place in Nagoya) and the last one of the year, in November (which takes place in Fukuoka).
Traditionally, matches feature the lower-ranked contestants in the morning - also called jonokuchi - and higher-ranked wrestlers at the end of the day. This way spectators are able to see how experience and technique affect the level of the wrestling, getting to appreciate the hardest matchups after a whole day of excitement! We advise you to buy your January Grand Sumo Tournament Tokyo tickets at StubHub as soon as possible, otherwise you might end up experiencing that nasty SOLD OUT disappointment. You can also find tickets to other wrestling competitions on our site, should you be a fan of fight sports.