Experience the excitement of the summer sumo tournament in Nagoya
Nagoya Sumo takes place in July at the Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium, which is located within the Nagoya Castle grounds; the castle is worth a look before taking a seat in sumo.
The rules of sumo are very simple. Two fighters try to push each other. The first to fall out of the ring or touch the ground loses with any part of their body other than the soles of their feet. Matches can be won or lost in a matter of seconds, although they sometimes last a minute or more generating huge waves of excitement in the stadium. There are no weight restrictions in sumo, which means that a small wrestler can take on someone three times his size; This is why gaining weight is such an essential part of training. However, there is something glorious about a little fighter slowly making his way towards a huge giant.
When to go: The Nagoya sumo tournament takes place in July.