Updated: February 15, 2019
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Osaka's March Grand Sumo Tournament 2019

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Essential information about Osaka's most popular Sumo event. Includes dates, how to buy tickets, and arena location.

Mar 10, 2019(Sun) - Mar 24, 2019(Sun)
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March Grand Sumo Tournament In Osaka

Sumo tournaments are definitely worth the go while you are in Japan. Even if you don't have a particular interest in the traditional sport, the atmosphere of the events and the rituals associated with them should get you in the spirit of sumo and allow you to spend a memorable moment.
The EDION Arena in Osaka is the venue of one of the most important Sumo event in Japan, the March Grand Tournament. The 2019 edition is held from the 10th of March to the 24th of March.

Address: Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium (Edion Arena) 3-4-36 Nambanaka, Naniwa-ku, Osaka-fu, Osaka
Access: Located a 5-minute walk from the Namba-Osaka Station.

Attending The Event

If you are just a little curious about sumo wrestling and would like to attend the March Tournament in Osaka, we recommend buying arena seat tickets which start at around ¥3,800. You can also buy Japanese box seats that have room for four people for ¥38,000 and more. The box seats usually get sold out pretty quickly but the arena seats are usually available throughout the duration of the tournament. You can reserve your tickets online from the link below.


Hope you will have the chance to enjoy the March Grand Sumo Tournament in Osaka. If you are there, make sure to explore the Namba area as the place is a great gourmet spot! Here's an area guide of the best restos in that area.
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