Sumo Experience in Kyoto

Sumo is an ancient Japanese sport that is related to Shinto. The roof on top of the sumo ring represents the shinto shrine. Sumo wrestlers wear nothing but a tiny loincloth called mawashi. Sumo tournaments held at different parts of Japan during different time sof the year. Kyoto Sumo tournaments are held only during the month of March. Kyoto Sumo tickets can be purchased from and Kyoto Sumo tournaments can be enjoyed at Kyoto Prefectural Gymnasium (大阪府立体育会館 Ōsaka furitsu taiikukaikan in Namba.

You can have a sumo experience at Maikoya by putting on inflatable sumo costumes and take memorable pictures in front of the traditional backdrops. You can also have a chanko nabe in the nanba area afterwards. Chanko nabe is a big hot pot packed with a huge amount of calries usually eaten by sumo wrestlers.

. A unique Sumo experience in Kyoto

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Kimono Tea Ceremony Maikoya Kyoto

Kimono Tea Ceremony Maikoya is a leading cultural experience provider in Japan and the only tea ceremony experience that has received TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice Award for four consecutive years from 2018 to 2022.

Maikoya Kyoto is found in a historic machiya townhouse in the heart of Kyoto, where the rich culture of Japan is most concentrated.

Learning about the traditions and practices of the country through our immersive cultural workshops and activities will surely give you a new perspective about the intricacies of the history and society in Japan.

Join us at Maikoya Kyoto as we guide you through Japan's traditional arts and history! Our friendly staff and hosts are fluent in English and Japanese and will make sure you have the best experiences and opportunities.

Contact Us

Address: 329, Ebiyacho, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto 604-8076, Japan