Follow the Japan team during the Rugby World Cup 2019™
Encourage the Brave Blossoms!
For total immersion during your trip, follow the Japanese team for their pool matches from September 20 to October 13 across the country.
Although in 9 appearances at the World Cup, the Japanese team have not yet passed the stage of the group stages, their performance against South Africa in 2015 proves that they can be a formidable opponent. ! Why not take advantage of your stay in Japan to follow the Brave Blossoms who may offer you some nice surprises? Here are the cities you can visit on the same route as the national team!
The two giantess
As the host country, Japan has the honor of playing the first and last game of the first stage of the competition. These two matches will take place respectively in the capital Tokyo and its neighbor Yokohama , the country's second largest city. On September 20, Japan will face Russia after the opening ceremony at Tokyo Stadium. To close the group stage, it is against Scotland that the Brave Blossoms will have to prove themselves on October 13 at the International Stadium in Yokohama. That leaves you more than three weeks to explore the country if you want to attend these matches!
We advise you to spend at least a week in Tokyo because you will never come to the end of the activities to do in the capital. Each neighborhood is full of visits and corners to explore. Discover luxury in Ginza and Omotesando , the historic district of Asakusa , electronics and the world of manga in Akihabara , fashion in Harajuku and Shibuya , sumos in Ryogoku , pandas and museums in Ueno , the world of night and business in Shinjuku , Japanese entertainment in Odaiba ... And that's only in Tokyo itself! A few out-of-town excursions are worth a visit: Kamakura, Enoshima, Disneyland, Hakone (on the way to Shizuoka for the second game!) and of course Yokohama.
A huge port city, a weekend in Yokohama will allow you to have fun with family or friends. With its amusement park, its shopping centres, its many museums and its Chinatown, you will have the choice of activities!
See also: A day in Yokohama
At the foot of Mount Fuji
You will not pass far from Mount Fuji on the way from Tokyo to Shizuoka , the opportunity to take a short break to admire the highest mountain in the country up close. Why not stop at a ryokan before exploring the tea region? Shizuoka is a real breath of fresh air after staying in the capital. In the footsteps of Ieyasu Tokugawa , you can recharge your batteries by the waterfalls, drink local green tea and simply relax. On September 28, cheer on the Japanese team who will have to give their all against Ireland, a great rugby nation, at the Ecopa stadium in Shizuoka .
Toyota is not just a brand
Toyota is above all a city! And its stadium, financed by the eponymous group, will welcome 45,000 spectators, Japanese rugby players and the qualified team after the play-offs on October 5, 2019 . In central Japan, Toyota is in the same prefecture as Nagoya, the country's third largest city . Here you will find castles, an aquarium and a huge port. Capital of industry , you will also taste excellent dishes! The Toyota automobile museum is obviously a must, to learn about the history of the automobile giant.
Going to Japan for the Rugby World Cup™? It's time to buy your Japan Rail Pass!
- What is the Japan Rail Pass? A train pass that allows you to take unlimited JR line trains at no additional cost for 7, 14 or 21 days. This rail network of more than 20,000 km covering the archipelago from north to south allows you to travel around almost all of Japan in complete freedom.
- Why buy a Japan Rail Pass? To save money especially! The matches take place in several cities and long train journeys are expensive on the archipelago. And why not take advantage of your stay in Japan to make an excursion to Kyoto , Hiroshima or Himeji ? Having a Japan Rail Pass gives you unparalleled freedom of movement.
- How to buy a Japan Rail Pass? Japan Experience, the leading Japan Rail Pass distributor in France, offers you the best prices and ships your tickets to France within 24 hours. Order your pass now, Japan Experience promises that you will receive it before the big departure!
If you have any questions, contact our team of travel advisors , they will be able to answer your questions and give you the best advice according to your desires and needs.