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.
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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
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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.