Hono Ozumo featuring sumo matches dedicated by some 200 rikishi (sumo wrestlers). This event is open to the first 6,000 people. Admission is free.
Schedule & Key events:
from 9 a.m.: Ritual starts
from 10:40 a.m.: Matches by maku-shita (low-ranking) rikishi start
from 2 p.m.: Maku-uchi (high-ranking) Rikishi including yokozuna (grand champions) enter the ring
Location: Yasukuni-jinja Shrine, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Tokyo Metro Tozai, Hanzomon Line or Toei Shinjuku Subway Line to Kudanshita Station (T07, Z06, S05) (Exit 1), and then walk 5 min.
Festival information compiled in cooperation with the Tourist Information Center of the Japan National Tourist Organization. (Shin-Tokyo Bldg. 1F, 3-3-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; (03) 3201-3331). Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.