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Hachimangu Children’s Sumo Tournament | KAWAGOE

June 22 @ 08:00 - 16:00

childrens sumo hachimangu kawagoe

The 12th annual children’s sumo tournament at Kawagoe’s Hachimangu shrine will be on June 22nd this year (2019), from 8 am to 4 pm.  This tournament is open to boys and girls aged between 4 and 10 years old.

The deadline to enter your child in this annual popular kids sumo tournament is June 9th 2019.  Click for Entry form (Japanese only).

Kawagoe Hachimangu SHrine Children's sumo
Queuing up for hatsumode at the start of this year

Hachimangu is one of many shrines in Kawagoe that is revered for its influence in marriage. Especially because of the divine gingko tree which in fact is two gingko trees that were planted separately and grew into one another. Moreover the shrine is “ichinomiya”, literally the first shrine, in Kawagoe.

The children’s sumo tournament is one of many popular annual events. Even if you haven’t entered your child in the tournament you can pop by to spectate this rare and only in Japan event.

Access Hachimangu Shrine

The Hachimangu Shrine is relatively near to Maruhiro Department Store. (The rooftop amusement park is closing permanently on August 31st 2019. ) By train it is about 6 or 7 minutes walk from both Seibu Hon-Kawagoe station and JR / Tobu Tojo Kawagoe station.

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June 22
08:00 - 16:00
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19-3 Minamitorimachi
Kawagoe, Saitama 350-0045, Japan
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