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Rugby World Cup 2019 Japan

Japan is host to the Rugby World Cup 2019. It’s the first time that the Rugby World Cup is hosted in Asia and what country better than Japan? The sport has been around in Japan for over a century and boasts a strong national base with over 3,600 official rugby clubs. The Rugby World Cup 2019 will be an exciting time for both national and international fans.

RWC 2019 in numbers:

There will be 20 participating teams, in 48 matches, played in 12 venues across Japan, from Sapporo in the north to Kumamoto in the south. Taking about a month with the first match to take place on the 20th September (Fri) in the Tokyo Stadium and the final will commence on the 2nd November (Sat) in Yokohama Stadium.

Explore all stadiums across Japan.

Visiting Japan for the Rugby World Cup 2019.

It will be a great time to come to Japan for supporting your team in Rugby World Cup. All the top teams are participating on the world stage, including Argentina, Australia, England, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, Scotland, South Africa, Uruguay, Usa and Wales!

The weather September and October in Japan is mild with lots of blue sky. In fact, it is one of the best times to visit Japan weather-wise.

How to get around:

The infrastructure in Japan counts among the best in the world and getting around is comfortable and efficient. The Shinkansen network of high speed bullet trains connects all major cities.

The Japan Rail Pass comes will be key, covering the entire Shinkansen network, as well as all other JR lines nationwide. With the JR Pass you can follow your team without having to worry about transport cost and on the days that there are no games, visit some of many the highlights Japan has to offer.

Here’s our 5 step plan for following your team:

1.) Find the playing schedule of your favourite team here.
2.)Plot the cities you plan to visit on our map.
3.)Find a Japan Rail Pass that matches the amount of days you’re travelling.
4.)Book your flight, accommodation and event tickets.
5.)Enjoy the games and your trip around Japan!

Useful links:

Official website

How to get tickets

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