Sumo jinja is a Shinto shrine located in Sakurai City, Nara Prefecture. Sumo wrestling is the national martial art of Japan. Sumo Shrine is said to be the place where sumo first began, when Nomi no sukune and Taima no kehaya competed before the Emperor Suijin. Nomi no sukune kicked and killed his opponent Taima no Kehaya. The winner of the competition, Nomi no sukune, is enshrined here in a small shrine. There is a small torii at the entrance of the precincts. No building is seen in the sanctuary except a hokora. Visitors can see the remains of the sumo ring where that competition took place.