• Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament (Ozumo Nagoya Basho)

Nagoya-City Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament (Ozumo Nagoya Basho)

Date : 07/08/2018 - 07/22/2018

  • Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament (Ozumo Nagoya Basho)
  • Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament (Ozumo Nagoya Basho)

Every year Nagoya hosts one of the six "Honbasho" tournaments of sumo held in Japan!

Tournaments of sumo, the national sport of Japan, are called "Honbasho", and are held six times a year in various parts of the country, in sequence. "Nagoya Basho" is held annually in July at the Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium, neighbor to the city's jewel, Nagoya Castle. Each "Basho" tournament lasts for 15 days, during which wrestlers fight in matches under a round robin system by Sumo "Heya" (guild), and each "heya" compete to win the "basho" by the number of wins and losses in those matches.


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Date : From July 8th (Sunday) to 22nd (Sunday), 2018
(Annually for 15 days from the 2nd Sunday of July)
Place : Dolphins Areana (Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium)
Location : 〒460-0032
1-1 Ninomaru, Naka-Ward, Nagoya-City, Aichi Prefecture
(Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium)
Fee : *: General Admission tickets to be available at the box office each day at the venue during the tournament (strictly cash-only sales) - Box Office opens daily at 7:45 AM. Numbered tickets may be distributed on a "first come-first served" basis in order to avoid long queues - arriving at the venue as early as possible is strongly advised. Approx. 100 seats available per day.

-Beware of ticket fraud and scams!-
(All prices include tax and are per individual guests, except where noted otherwise) (*1)

¥14,800 (*2)

Box Seat A (1, 2 or 4 Guests) ¥11,700
Box Seat B (2, 3 or 4 Guests) ¥10,600 (*3)
Box Seat C (2 Guests) ¥9,500 (*4)
Box Seat D (1 Guest) ¥7,500
Comfortable Box Seat (2 Guests) ¥10,600 (*5)
Comfortable Box Seat (1 Guest) ¥10,600 (*6)
Family/Senior Box Seats 4 Guests (4 Guests) ¥24,800 (*7)
Family/Senior Box Seats 2 Guests (2 Guests) ¥12,400 (*7)
Otanoshimi "Special Enjoyment" Box Seat B (4 guests) ¥42,400 (*9)

Reserved Seat in Section A (1 Guest) ¥4,900
Reserved Seat in Section B (1 Guest) ¥3,300
General Admission Seating (Adult) ¥2,900 (*8)
General Admission Seating (Children: age 4 to 15) ¥200 (*8)

*1: Children aged 4 years or older pay full ticket; no special children discount available for reserved seats.
*2: Wrestlers, etc. may fall from ring and cause injuries, admission will be denied to persons unable to cope with such situation (children, physically disabled individuals, etc.). Children under 6 not admitted, and ages 6 or older must be accompanied by custodian adult at all times. Additionally, small children are not allowed in the areas of rows 1 to 5 under any circumstances. One ticket per person: seat sharing by holding child/children in the arms or seating in the legs is strictly prohibited. In case of injury or damage by falling wrestler, etc., first aid shall be provided at proper healthcare facility; however, no further damage compensation or payment shall be made, meaning that responsibility is of the spectator guest. Dangerous items, eating/drinking, and use of recording equipment of any kind in this area, are all strictly prohibited.
*3: Comes with Special Souvenir Gift (Weekdays only, except public holiday).
*4: From the 13th to 16th row of the main and back side. Area is same as 4-guest box seats but limited to only 2 guests, and equipped with table.
*5: In the 11th row of each of the 4 sides. Area is same as 4-guest box but limited to only 2 guests.
*6: In the 12th row of East and West side; it is an oblong box seat open for only 1 Guest. Exceptions apply.
*7: Available for combinations of adults and children, or group of persons 60 years of age or older. Must enter the venue all at once. Vouchers issued after purchase finished. Identification (age proof) may be required. Additional fees may apply if unable to confirm eligibility (group must include at least one underage or one senior guest).
*8: Available on the day only, at the Box Office (cash-only, cannot be reserved).
*9: Comes with tote bag and Sumo Tournament 2018 Summer theme print towel souvenir set. Requires all 4 ticket receipts for gift exchange. Exchange at special counter near the trophy gallery at the 1F Lobby.
Parking : No exclusive parking
Phone number : Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium Box Office
052-962-9300 (Weekdays from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, or everyday during Nagoya Basho period)
Ticket availability : Seating availability may be verified here: http://sumo.pia.jp/en/vacant/va07.jsp
Tickets information : See the link for ticket purchasing information: http://sumo.pia.jp/en/sumo07.jsp

Note: This page may not be current due to update time differences between site databases.
Should accuracy be critical, please verify this information using a direct source, whenever possible.


  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    2min walk from Shiyakusho Station of the subway Meijo Line (Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium)

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