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Nara | Roots of Sumo in Nara

Learn the deep history of Sumo in Katsuragi City, Nara
Did you know sumo is the national sport of Japan? Sumo is a traditional Japanese sport that was watched recreationally by common people since ancient times. In Katsuragi city, you can learn and experience the deep history of sumo. Katsuragi is said to be the origin of sumo because it is the birthplace of Taima no Kehaya who participated in the first sumo match viewed by the Emperor. The sumo museum 'Kehayaza' was erected to commemorate the life of Taima no Kehaya. In this museum you can view sumo rankings, charts used to keep track of a wrestler's records during tournaments, and around 12,000 other sumo-related items, records, photos, and documents. There is also a real life-sized sumo ring that visitors can enter. You can wear a sumo costume and experience what it's like to be a sumo wrestler on the stage. The sumo museum can be enjoyed by people of all ages. We look forward to your visit!

Sumo museum ‘Kehayaza’
Address: Katsuragi, Taima 83-1
Phone: 0745-48-4611
Access: About 5 minutes walk from Taimadera station on the Kintetsu Minami Osaka line
Entrance fee: Adults(high school and above) ¥300, Children(elementary and junior high school)¥150, children below elementary school are free.
 *Discounts available for groups above 20.   

 

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http://www.city.katsuragi.nara.jp (Automatic translation available)

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Kansai Region | JNTO Official Website

Nara Prefecture | JNTO Official Website

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