Watching a sumo match in action is one of the best cultural experiences you can have in Tokyo, Japan. Sumo wrestling is massive in Japan. These competitions are rare, and it can be difficult to get tickets.. There is the opportunity, however, to watch the rikishi (sumo wrestlers) doing morning practice in the sumo stable, also known as a keiko. More stables are now allowing tourists to watch the wrestlers in training. Training sessions are not created for just tourists, therefore should be taken seriously – respect must be shown. After all, this is a chance to get up close and personal with some authentic Japanese sumos.
Contributors: Heidi Thiel from Ignite Visibility