Sumo Championships Held in Ohama, Sakai

Sumo Championships Held in Ohama, Sakai

Sumo Championships Held in Ohama, Sakai

Ohama Sumo Stadium in Ohama, Sakai City, is the birthplace of Japan’s student sumo wrestling. This popular sports facility just south of Osaka City plays host to annual student and amateur sumo championships.

The events are held at different times than the national sumo tournaments, so they are a great opportunity to experience a sumo match if your visit to Japan doesn’t coincide with a national tournament.

2018 Major Championship Events in Ohama

Date Event name Audience size Notes
13 May (Sun) West Japan Rookie Student Sumo Championship 500
03 June (Sat) West Japan Student Sumo Championship 1000 Advance arrangements necessary
24 June (Sun) West Japan Amateur Sumo Championship 1000
01 July (Sun) West Japan Selected Student Sumo Championship 500
30 July (Sun) Western Student by Weight Division Championship 1000
02 Sep (Sun) National Student Sumo Championship by Weight Class 1000 Advance arrangements necessary
11 Nov (Sun) West Japan Student Sumo Competition 100


Ohama Sumo Stadium
Ohama Park, 5-7-1 Hamakita-cho, Sakai City, Osaka Prefecture

10 minute walk from JR Sakai station


Free for all events



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