Katsuragi is said to be the birthplace of sumo around 2,000 years ago, when a local, Taima no Kehaya, boasted of his strength and called for challengers.
Emperor Suinin ordered a match with another famed strong man and Taima no Kehaya was killed by a powerful kick. The sport of sumo, thankfully no longer fatal, was born.
This modern museum features a full sized ring where you can try wrestling, and a collection of items related to the sport. Entry is free for visitors with a foreign passport.
- Venue Details & Access Info
83-1 Taima, Katsuragi
From Kintetsu Taimadera Station:
- 4 minutes on foot from the station.
- 葛城市相撲館けはや座 Katsuragi City Sumo Museum Kehayaza
- address 葛城市當麻83-1 83-1 Taima, Katsuragi
- Opening Time & Admissions
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesdays (except public holidays)
Wednesdays (except public holidays)
Year-end and New Year holidays
*Free entry for visitors with a foreign passport
- Contact Details