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Fodor's Logo By Kristy Alpert of Fodor's | Slide 1 of 15: The Palace Hotel Tokyo is a heavyweight in the luxury hotel scene of Tokyo, where its prime location next to the Imperial Palace gardens offers stunning views from its 290 luxury guestrooms. But arguably, the best perspective at the hotel is reserved for guests booking the “Grappling Tokyo” package, a.k.a. the “sumo wrestler package.” The package goes behind-the-scenes of sumo wrestling and, during the off-season (two weeks leading up to each of the January, May, and September seasons), guests are able to tour the sumo wrestling training stables with a sumo sports writer and announcer, and then sit down with the athletes themselves for a hearty lunch of chanko nabe, the hearty stew the wrestlers cook and eat daily to prepare for their time in the ring.

Feast with Sumo Wrestlers at the Palace Hotel Tokyo

The Palace Hotel Tokyo is a heavyweight in the luxury hotel scene of Tokyo, where its prime location next to the Imperial Palace gardens offers stunning views from its 290 luxury guestrooms. But arguably, the best perspective at the hotel is reserved for guests booking the “Grappling Tokyo” package, a.k.a. the “sumo wrestler package.” The package goes behind-the-scenes of sumo wrestling and, during the off-season (two weeks leading up to each of the January, May, and September seasons), guests are able to tour the sumo wrestling training stables with a sumo sports writer and announcer, and then sit down with the athletes themselves for a hearty lunch of chanko nabe, the hearty stew the wrestlers cook and eat daily to prepare for their time in the ring.
© Nihon Sumo Kyokai

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