"Terakoya of Japan" experience course

Experience The National Sport Of Japan...SUMO!

Sumo Pavilion In Katsuragi City (Kehayaza) 

Katsuragi City is where SUMO began.

The Sumo Pavilion is named after Taima-No-Kehaya, who is said to be the first Sumo wrestler.

This is one of the few places where you can actually get on the life-sized Sumo ring and reenact SUMO.

Wear a Mawashi (Belt) and get in the Sumo Dohyo (Ring)!


Or wear a Sumo costume and get silly!

Normally, woman are not allowed in the ring. Take advantage of this rare opportunity ladies! Sumo Pavilion in Katsuragi City may be the only place where they let you!

There are many ways to enjoy this Sumo experience.

Take a selfie wearing the Mawashi (Belt) or Sumo Costume.

If you are interested in the Art of Sumo, we have a Special VIP Sumo Experience Package which includes the following:

  • Shokkiri (Sumo comedy show which explains the art of Sumo)
  • Sumo Bout (Sumo wrestlers will fight it out with a Gyoji/Refree present)
  • Become A Sumo Wrestler (Sumo wrestlers will show you how to fight. Get in the ring with your family or friends) 
LocationSumo Pavilion In Katsuragi City (Kehayaza)
※詳しくはKatsuragi City Home page
Transportation Bus pick-up available (additional cost)
Remarks Availability and Price Upon Request

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Inquiries about this experience

ContactTerakoya of Japan[Contact: Yoshida]
Address1-5-26 Imai-cho , Kashihara city , Nara

Guidance of Kashihara City and nearby hotels and B&B's also available.