From the Grand Sumo Tournament to Visiting a Sumo Stable: All Things Sumo in Nagoya Part 1

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From the Grand Sumo Tournament to Visiting a Sumo Stable: All Things Sumo in Nagoya Part 1

When people think about Japan, one of the first things they think of is Sumo Wrestling. So when people plan their trips to Japan, they often want to see a Sumo tournament. But what most people don’t realize is that getting to see a Sumo tournament or even a morning Sumo practice is normally quite difficult.

Nagoya is lucky to host the Grand Summer Sumo Tournament, one of only six tournaments each year. In addition to hosting the Sumo tournament, all of the 42 active Sumo stables will travel to Nagoya roughly two weeks before the tournament to train and acclimatize to Nagoya’s hot and humid summer weather. During this time, a large number of stables allow visitors to observe their morning training. …

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