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" Sumo Wrestling (Ozumo) "
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Anyone can easily enjoy the popular sport: tickets are available at 2,100 yen for adults and 200 for children on weekdays. There's no need to worry not having any knowledge or even the language. Portable audio guides which are available for 200 yen each will give you explanation and live broadcasting in English.
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HISTORY

A huge building with a green roof will come into your sight as you get off Ryogoku Station. This building, Ryogoku Kokugikan, is the main stage for the hot matches of the national sport with 1,400 years of history and tradition. Six Grand Sumo Tournaments (15 days long) are held throughout the year, and three of them - The New Year Grand Sumo Tournament in January, The May Summer Tournament, and The September Autumn Tournament - are held in Tokyo. The matches start from 9:00 in the morning with the lower ranking rikishi (wrestlers), but the matches of the strong, famous and popular rikishi start from about 3:30 in the afternoon and go on until 6:00 in the evening. More details on sumo are coming soon in the Special Topics section, so stay tuned!
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