Best Things To Do In Tokyo May 2018 include: 3 beautiful Japanese Festivals highly recommended for the parades with portable golden Shrines, traditional costumes and Geisha. The Sumo Wrestling Grand Tournament arrives to Tokyo.

Best Tours for May in Japan – What to Book now!

Mt. Fuji
Kyoto and Nara
Studio Ghibli Museum – The Disney Of The East
Tokyo Robot Restaurant Cabaret Show
Nikko National Park Day Trip from Tokyo
One Day Tour of Kamakura from Tokyo

More Highlights: Fun Day Tours and Activities in Tokyo itself

Special Tokyo City Events and Top Things To Do In Tokyo!

3 Fantastic Japanese Festivals in May, Highly Recommended

3 beautiful Japanese festivals highly recommended for the lively parades with portable golden Shrines, Geishas, Kid’s wearing traditional Samurai costumes and delicious Japanese Festival foods.

10 Fun Tokyo Attractions On Kanda Matsuri in Tokyo – only happens every two years on odd numbered years, so if you are lucky enough to be in Tokyo during the right year you are in for a real Japanese experience.

7 Things To Do On Asakusa Sanja Matsuri Festival – a wild Shinto festival you don’t want to miss.

Children’s Day Kids parade in traditional Japanese costumes, carrying miniature shrines. So cute, and a great photo opportunity!

Fun Things To Do In Tokyo May 2018

Sumo Wrestling Events and Schedule

May 2018 (various dates), Ryogoku Kokugikan Wrestling Arena, Tokyo

Forget kabuki; sumo is a better show! If you happen to be in Tokyo during May you can catch some of the action at Ryogoku Kokugikan, Tokyo’s National Sumo Hall. Professional Sumo Tournaments take place six times a year. Each tournament begins on Sunday and lasts 15 days. During January, May and September tournaments are held in Tokyo. The competition begins at 9:00 AM every day with the amateurs. The professional wrestlers start around 2:30 PM.

But the real excitement begins at 3:50 PM, when the top ranked competitors enter the ring.

Do Buy Sumo Tickets in Advance. During Sumo tournaments, tickets for the upper division’s matches are hard to find. Also, the first rows in the Arena are tiny cabins. The Japanese sit there on their knees for hours, but it’s unlikely that you can do that too. So you need specific tickets.

Tokyo Trip Checklist

  • To make sure you have all the important things covered see my first-time-in-Tokyo guide
  • Get your 1,2 or 3-day Tokyo Unlimited Subway Pass to easily get around Tokyo
  • If you want to travel on bullet trains you can save big with a Japan Rail Pass. Here’s why is worth it.
  • You’ll need a prepaid sim or Portable WIFI to stay connected in Tokyo.
  • Check out my detailed Tokyo packing list to make sure you’re prepared.
  • The best site to book hotels in Tokyo is almost always And remember to book early, especially during busy times.
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