How about going to dinner while watching a sumo match? Good thing that’s exactly what an izakaya offers in Tokyo.
If you haven’t yet had the chance to attend a sumo tournament during your stay in Japan, know that you can always catch up by going to this unique izakaya in the world. Indeed this one has a dohyo (sumo arena)!
Created under the supervision of the Japanese Sumo Association, it has the same size and characteristics as the dohyo used in major sumo tournaments.
Located in Ryogoku, a district considered to be the heart of professional sumo, the izakaya “Hananomai Ryogoku Kokugikanmae Ten” invites you to attend sumo matches (see the program on their website).
When there is no fighting, the Izakaya also offers sumo events.
You will be able to attend 2 times a week (Friday and Saturday) to sumo jinku performances (traditional songs sung during sumo tournaments).
It is also possible to attend a shamisen concert on Thursdays as well as a performance of “yugaradaiko” drums, used to announce the start and end of sumo matches, on Sundays.
A comedy “Kappore” dance performance takes place on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
In addition to these entertainment, the restaurant will offer a la carte sashimi as well as chankonabe, this high calorie Japanese fondue, commonly consumed in large quantities by sumo wrestlers.
If you wish to take advantage of the unlimited food and / or drink packages (tabehoudai and nomihoudai), remember to make a reservation by phone.
Hananomai Ryougoku / 花 の 舞 両 国 国 技 館 前 store
Address : 1-3-20, Yokoami, Sumida-ku, Tokyo, 130-0015
〒130-0015 東京 都 墨 田 区 横 網 1-3-20
PHONE : 03-5619-4488