Fukuoka Grand Sumo Tournaments
- We are now accepting pre-orders for the November tournament in Fukuoka, from November 14th to 28th! Tickets go on sale on October 2nd!
You can use this menu to change the currency of the prices. This is an approximation only. We always make our prices in Japanese yen and the exchange rate will be determined by PayPal or your credit card company on the date of payment.
Please understand that even if a ticket type is in this list, it might not be available. Weekends and holidays sell out extremely quickly. We strongly recommend that you plan at least one weekday when you can go to sumo and use this as one of your date choices. We limit the number of orders we take for weekends and some ticket types on weekdays.
Service charge includes our fee (1,200 yen) plus PayPal payment fees. The payment fees are a percentage of ticket cost, so higher-cost tickets have a slightly higher service charge.
4-person Box 'S'seats 4, must buy all 4 tickets
4-person Box 'A'seats 4, must buy all 4 tickets
4-person Box 'B'seats 4, must buy all 4 tickets
2-person Box 'C'seats 2, must buy both tickets
3-person Box 'C'seats 3, must buy all 3 tickets
4-person Box 'C'seats 4, must buy all 4 tickets
Pair Seatseats 2, with table, must buy both tickets
1. A child is 15 years or younger and a senior is 60 years or older, on the event date. A Family Ticket requires at least 2 people. If there is at least 1 child or 1 senior in the group, you qualify. Groups of all children do not qualify. You must buy all 4 tickets in the Box.
2. We will send you a voucher for your Family Ticket. This is not the entrance ticket! The voucher must be exchanged for your tickets between 9:00am-5:00pm on the day of the event. The exchange is made at a tent-structure to the right of the main box office at the arena. You must have every member of your group present to get the tickets. If you arrive without any children/seniors, they may not give you your tickets. They might ask for proof of age to get your tickets. It is Japanese law that all foreign tourists must carry their passport with them at all times, so they will expect that you can prove your age.
3. We accept Family Ticket orders for weekdays (Monday-Friday). They have very limited availability. We will try to downgrade you to Arena tickets if we can't get the Family Ticket, unless you make other arrangements with us.
Family Box 'B'seats 4, must buy all 4 tickets
Family Box 'C'seats 4, must buy all 4 tickets
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.
Register now to be notified when we open pre-orders for future Grand Sumo Tournaments!
Food/Souvenir Set 'A'
boxed meal, green tea, beer*, sweets, cake, calendar, souvenir
*Beer can be changed to 2 soft drinks (tea, juice, water) when you pick up your set. The legal drinking age in Japan is 20 years old.
Food/Souvenir Set 'B'
boxed meal, green tea, sweets, cake, souvenir
Food/Souvenir Set 'C'
boxed meal, green tea, sweets, souvenir
The voucher should be exchanged at a stall to the right of the trophy case on the first floor (ground floor) of the venue, just after you enter the building. If you can't figure it out, show your voucher to one of the ushers inside the building and they should be able to take you to the correct place. Please do not ask about food sets at the ticket gate.
The following information is only for 15-day Grand Sumo Tournaments. 1-day special events will have different schedules, which we will send you by email.
Tickets are valid for the entire day, but you can arrive and leave at any time you want. Most people choose to arrive at about 2:30pm-3:30pm. The approximate times are in the table below:
The venue is called the Fukuoka Kokusai Center.You can get there by a short bus ride from Hakata Station (bus #88 or #99 from stop E), Tenjin Station (bus #80 from stop 2A) or a 10-15 minute walk from Gofukumachi(Fukuoka) Station (go out Exit 3, then go straight until you see the venue). If you want more help with the train, including directions from any station, we highly recommend this useful .