Japan’s cherished sport is steeped in ancient traditions, many of which are still practiced to this day (including salt purification). Sumo wrestlers’ lives are tightly disciplined, with many required to reside in communal sumo training stables where every aspect of their daily routine is decreed by strict rules.
Palace Hotel Tokyo’s Grappling Tokyo package offers an exclusive opportunity to go behind the scenes of this traditional sport. Your personal guide, a sumo sports broadcaster, will show you the sacred Ryōgoku Kokugikan arena and the sumo wrestlers’ stable (depending on season) before witnessing the mighty warriors in action at a sumo-wrestling tournament.
Stay in the hotel’s crowning Palace suite, with a spacious living area and sumptuous furnishings.
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$17,947 for two during low season