May Grand Sumo Tournament is back for 2018
Welcome to one of the biggest sumo wrestling tournaments around! May Grand Sumo Tournament tickets are hot property as visitors are treated to some of the best wrestling in the grand Ryogoku Kokugikan. No trip to Japan would be the same without experiencing the thrill, history and excitement of watching a sumo wrestling match. The famous sumo arena in Tokyo will be packed with tourists, supporters and sumo enthusiasts as the tournament returns once again in May 2018. So, with that in mind, make sure you buy or sell your May Grand Sumo Tournament tickets quickly to avoid disappointment.
Sumo Wrestling 2017: The May Tournament
Just the arena in itself is worth experiencing. The Ryogoku Kokugikan is a famous icon in the Yokoami district of Tokyo and was figured to be such a cauldron of noise that the WWE used the area for their famous The Beast from the East night in 2015. One of the biggest Sumo Wrestling venues around, the capacity crowd of 13,000 is used to hosting the biggest fights live and in particular, the suspended Shinto-style roof helps those with May Grand Sumo Tournament tickets understand that this is the real deal when it comes to sumo wrestling.
The tournament itself will have you excited well before the start. Sumo ranking for the event will be revealed two weeks prior to the start of the competition giving you some idea of the tournament's timetable. The Sumo tournament in May is one of only three grand tournaments to be held in the Kokugikan, the others being January and September. Those sitting in the first rows have been known to see competitors fall next to them and the audience always feels involved in the occasion. Want to have the live experience? Buy your May Grand Sumo Tournament tickets here!
A brief history of Sumo wrestling
Sumo is a sport which has been an important part of Japanese culture since the Edo period in the 17th century. However, it was in 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 May Grand Sumo Tournament Tokyo tickets as soon as possible so you don't have that nasty SOLD OUT disappointment.