November Grand Sumo Tournament in Kyushu


The annual November Grand Sumo Tournament takes place at Fukuoka Kokusai Center, beginning on the second Sunday in November and lasting 15 days. The night before the tournament begins, competitors from Kyushu are introduced in a ceremony and receive especially loud cheers at this local tournament!
The November Grand Sumo Tournament has been the stage for a number of famous showdowns since its establishment in 1957, including the bout between brothers Wakanohana Masaru and Takanohana Koji who created a big Sumo boom at that time. You can see the competitors on the bus, at restaurants, and other places around town in their yukata robes during the tournament.

Basic Information

Address (Japanese) 812-0021 福岡県福岡市博多区築港本町2-2 福岡国際センター
Address Fukuoka Kokusai Center, 2-2 Chikko Honmachi, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka
Telephone Number 03-3623-5111(財団法人 日本相撲協会)
Contact Nihon Sumo Kyokai
Car Park Available
Access By bus - Take a Nishitetsu bus to the “Kokusai Center Sun Palace Mae” or “Hakata Futo Iriguchi” stops; 1 and 3 minute walks (respectively) from there

*Information on facilities is subject to change. Please check each official website for the latest information.


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