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Watching Keiko (Morning Sumo Practice)

We are in Osaka now. Our Morning Practice at Arashiobeya in Tokyo is scheduled to resume on Monday, April 3, 2023.

Reservations are not required to watch our practice.

We are preparing to provide a detailed training schedule currently: The schedule cannot guarantee that practices will certainly take place.

Photo We are welcoming everyone to watch our morning practice called keiko (or asa-geiko). During the keiko, rikishis (sumo wrestlers) exert themselves to the limit according to traditional practice way, and you would have so impressive impact from the solemnness.

  • When: 7:30am - around 10:00am ONLY. Almost every day, except for March, July, November, and each one week after the grand tournaments.
  • Where: Arashio-beya [PHOTO].
    • A one-minute walk from the A2 exit of Hamacho Station on the Toei Subway Shinjuku Line.
    • 2-47-2, Hama-cho Nihonbashi Chuo-ku Tokyo [Google Map]
    • You could not enter the building where our practice takes place, because so many visitor has been coming everyday, and we cannot keep your safety there. (You could only watch us through large windows along roadside.)

Please note that

In watching our training, please be in compliance with the following rules:

  • No chatting,
  • No flash photography*,
  • No eating, drinking or chewing gum,
  • No entry to the building.

* When you take photos for commercial purposes, you must be permitted by Nihon Sumo Kyokai who controles every sumo wrestler's right of portrait; TEL +81-(0)3-3623-5111.

** The place of keiko is not so large as for many visitors. Only few people could watch it from the roadside through large windows [PHOTO]. However, more than about 12 people would not be here together, because the road width is narrow [PHOTO] and some large trucks are going through.

*** We could not offer Chanko (traditional daily dishes for Rikishi) for any visitors. You could enjoy it at some restaurants around Ryogoku.

If you have any questions, please e-mail us to (A reply may take a few days).

We are looking forward to seeing you here soon.

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