Sumo Event Schedule/Calendar


  • There will be sumo special events around Japan in December, January, February, and June!
  • We are now accepting pre-orders for the January tournament in Tokyo, from January 8th to 22nd! Tickets go on sale on December 10th!

Grand Sumo Tournament Locations

2023 - Grand Sumo Tournament Schedule

January 2023

The Hatsu Basho

Location

Tokyo - Ryogoku Kokugikan

Google Map

Date

January 8th-22nd

Pre-Orders Begin

late-October

Tickets On Sale

December 10th

March 2023

The Haru Basho

Location

Osaka - Edion Arena

Google Map

Date

March 12th-26th

Pre-Orders Begin

mid-January

Tickets On Sale

February 5th

May 2023

The Natsu Basho

Location

Tokyo - Ryogoku Kokugikan

Google Map

Date

May 14th-28th

Pre-Orders Begin

late-February

Tickets On Sale

April 8th

July 2023

The Nagoya Basho

Location

Nagoya - Dolphins Arena

Google Map

Date

July 9th-23rd

Pre-Orders Begin

late-April

Tickets On Sale

May 27th

September 2023

The Aki Basho

Location

Tokyo - Ryogoku Kokugikan

Google Map

Date

September 10th-24th

Pre-Orders Begin

late-June

Tickets On Sale

August 5th

November 2023

The Kyushu Basho

Location

Fukuoka - Kokusai Center

Google Map

Date

November 12th-26th

Pre-Orders Begin

early-September

Tickets On Sale

September 16th

What's a Pre-Order?

A pre-order is when you make an order and complete payment before ticket sales begin. If you pre-order, we will buy your tickets as soon as sales open. Read more about pre-orders!

Register now to be notified when we open pre-orders for future Grand Sumo Tournaments!

Sumo Special Events

December 3rd - Nagasaki City (Nagasaki prefecture)

An exhibition event featuring matches for the top 2 divisions. Please contact us for ticket information!

December 6th - Beppu (Oita prefecture)

An exhibition event featuring matches for the top 2 divisions. Order tickets now!

December 7th - Kita-kyushu (Fukuoka prefecture)

An exhibition event featuring matches for the top 2 divisions. Please contact us for ticket information!

December 10th - Soja (Okayama prefecture)

An exhibition event featuring matches for the top 2 divisions. Please contact us for ticket information!

December 12th - Hirakata (Osaka prefecture)

An exhibition event featuring matches for the top 2 divisions. Order tickets now!

December 14th - Yokkaichi (Mie prefecture)

An exhibition event featuring matches for the top 2 divisions. Order tickets now!

January 28th - Tokyo

Retirement ceremony for a wrestler at the main sumo arena. The schedule includes matches for the top 2 divisions and the ceremonial hair-cutting of the retiring wrestler, completing the retirement process. Order tickets now!

January 29th - Tokyo

Retirement ceremony for a wrestler at the main sumo arena. The schedule includes matches for the top 2 divisions and the ceremonial hair-cutting of the retiring wrestler, completing the retirement process. Order tickets now!

February 4th - Tokyo

A charity event at the sumo arena. Program features sumo matches and various performances. Order tickets now!

February 5th - Tokyo

A 1-day single-elimination tournament for the top 2 divisions. Order tickets now!

June 3rd - Tokyo

Retirement ceremony for a wrestler at the main sumo arena. The schedule includes matches for the top 2 divisions and the ceremonial hair-cutting of the retiring wrestler, completing the retirement process. Please contact us for ticket information!

Watch this page for more events to be added! There are usually events every February, April, August, October, and December! (other months are also possible)