I made one up, but I was wondering if there were any other good ones.

The one I made up: "王を追う王を追う" (Ou wo ou ou wo ou) ("I chase the king that chases a king").

For those who don't know what I'm referencing: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffalo_buffalo_Buffalo_buffalo_buffalo_buffalo_Buffalo_buffalo

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    – Angelos
    Commented Feb 28 at 20:32
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    @Angelos, add a "phoenix" on the end there too? 😄 Commented Feb 28 at 21:14
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    there's also 「子【ね】子【こ】子【こ】子子子【こねこ】子子【しし】子【こ】子子子【こじし】」 That's the closest to buffalo I know ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
    – user52004
    Commented Feb 28 at 22:12
  • @Angelos: Beat me to it. 😄
    – istrasci
    Commented Feb 29 at 0:39

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I mentioned a long sentence involving kings in the comments myself, and there's 子子子子子子子子子子子子 that shinku mentioned. mbowden linked the classic Niwa's garden tongue twister, which is along similar lines but I don't think it's quite what you're looking for. I'm posting this answer to aggregate these items, and expand on my own sentence slightly, with credit to Eirikr Útendi for the idea.

「鳳凰を覆う王を追う王を覆う王王を覆おう」 'Let's cover King Wang, who covers kings who chase kings that cover fenghuang.'

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