The Spring Tour schedule was announced yesterday. This Sunday there will be a honozumo exhibition tournament at the Ise Shrine. They’ll be at Himeji on Tuesday which I know is very popular with tourists. Another honozumo exhibition tournament is scheduled for April 3 back at Yasukuni in Tokyo. These tournaments are a great chance to watch your favorite wrestlers compete and it’s free.
I’m really just on pins and needles to see the next Banzuke. I think they’ll be releasing that in the next week so I’ve been checking the Sumo Kyokai website. Today they released the Spring Tour schedule.
Two events popped out at me for those hoping to visit Japan. The first is an event at Himeji on March 31. The second event is the free Honozumo exhibition bouts at the Yasukuni shrine in Tokyo on April 3.
For those who hope to travel to Japan but don’t get a chance to make it to one of the main tournaments, these events are a way to at least see some of the famous wrestlers. At Himeji, you’ll be able to see the famous castle (though my favorite is still the one in Kochi). The Yasukuni event you’ll be able to see some bouts, too.