Japan Rugby Tours

JAPAN RUGBY TOURS

There is rugby in Japan from 20 September until 2 November 2019.

If you are travelling to Japan to take in some matches, why not combine this with seeing some of the incredible sights the country has to offer. We can help with your travel arrangements and can create an itinerary tailored specifically for your set travel dates and to fit around the matches you will be attending. Our travel advisors can advise you on the best route to incorporate some of Japan’s most iconic locations.There will be 48 matches in all, taking place across 12 venues all over the country.

We have suggested some itineraries, below, on a semi-escorted basis that we think may be of interest, but further ideas are also available in our Tailor-Made Journeys section.

Please contact us with the details of the matches you are attending and the dates you wish to travel, and we will tailor an itinerary personal to you. Call 020 8543 8133!

Please note: None of the trips or tours contain match tickets for the Rugby World Cup™. Our itineraries are designed to work around your match tickets. We are not affiliated to Rugby World Cup™ and have no association with the tournament.

Escorted Group Tour

Essential Japan Tour

10 Days £3,499

If you are travelling to Japan for the rugby and would like to join a group tour, our Essential Japan Tour has departure dates to fit in before, during or after the tournament. This tour can also be offered on a land only basis if you are arranging your own international flights.
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Kobe to Tokyo

8 Days £1,745
Day 1 Kobe to Hiroshima
Using your 7 Days Japan Rail Pass, take a train to Hiroshima.
Day 2 Hiroshima (B)
Explore the sights of Hiroshima, such as the Peace Memorial Park and The Atomic Bomb Dome. Perhaps take the ferry across to Miyajima Island and see the Itsukushima Shrine, the great Torii gate that stands in the sea.
Day 3 Hiroshima to Osaka (B)
Take a train to Osaka. Perhaps visit the impressive Osaka Castle, built in the 16th century.
Day 4 Osaka to Kyoto (B)
Take a train to Kyoto, the rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 5 Kyoto (B)
Join a day tour to Kyoto and Nara, seeing the Golden Pavillion and Kyoto Imperial Palace. In Nara visit Todaiji Temple, Great Buddha and Nara Park.
Day 6 Kyoto to Hakone (B)
Travel by train to Hakone, perhaps take a cruise on Lake Ashinoko and enjoy a ride on the Hakone Sky Gondola. You may wish to spend the night in a traditional Japanese Ryokan.
Day 7 Hakone to Tokyo (B)
Travel by train to Tokyo for an overnight stay.
Day 8 Depart (B)
Make your own way for our onward arrangements.
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Tokyo to Hiroshima

9 Days £2,139
Day 1 Tokyo
Arrive in Tokyo and make your own way to your accommodation.
Day 2 Tokyo Morning Tour (B)
This morning join a half day tour. Enjoy a panorama of Tokyo from the main observation platform at Tokyo Tower. Visit Meiji Shrine, drive past Akasaka Guest House and the National Diet Building. Visit the Imperial Palace East Garden and drive through the Ginza shopping district.
Day 3 Tokyo to Hakone (B)
Take a train to Hakone, and perhaps cruise on tranquil Lake Ashinoko and experience a trip on the Hakone Sky Gondola. You may also wish to spend the night in a traditional Japanese Ryokan.
Day 4 Hakone to Kyoto (B)
Travel by train to Kyoto, the rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 5 Kyoto (B)
Join a day tour to Kyoto and Nara, seeing the Golden Pavillion and Kyoto Imperial Palace. In Nara visit Todaiji Temple, Great Buddha and Nara Park.
Day 6 Kyoto (B)
Day at leisure to enjoy Kyoto.
Day 7 Kyoto to Hiroshima (B)
Catch a train to Hiroshima, the rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 8 Hiroshima (B)
Explore the sights of Hiroshima, such as the Peace Memorial Park and The Atomic Bomb Dome. Maybe take the ferry across to Miyajima Island and see the Itsukushima Shrine, the great Torii Gate that stands in the sea.
Day 9 Depart (B)
Make your own way for your onward arrangements.
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Explore the Japanese Alps

6 Days £1,075
Day 1 Tokyo to Matsumoto
Take a train to Matsumoto. Perhaps visit the splendid castle in the afternoon.
Day 2 Matsumoto to Takayama (B)
Catch a bus to Takayama, located in the mountainous Gifu prefecture.
Day 3 Takayama (B)
Day at leisure with an opportunity to explore Takayama independently. Maybe discover Takayama-Jinya, Hida Takayama Matsuri no Mori and the interesting Kamisannomachi Street.
Day 4 Takayama to Shirakawago to Kanazawa (B)
Travel by bus to Shirakawago. Explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site, famous for the traditional Gasshou-zukuri farmhouses which are more than 250 years old. From Shirakawago, take a bus to Kanazawa.
Day 5 Kanazawa (B)
Day at leisure. Opportunity to explore Kanazawa at your own leisure. You may wish to wander around the renowned Kenrokuen Garden, visit the fascinating Kanazawa Museum or stroll through the charming old district to see the traditional Samurai houses.
Day 6 Kanazawa to Tokyo (B)
Use your Japan Rail Pass to catch a train to Tokyo for your onward arrangements.
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Tokyo to Kyoto

6 Days £1,785
Day 1 Tokyo
Arrive Tokyo and make your own way to your accommodation for the night.
Day 2 Tokyo to Hakone (B)
Enjoy a day tour to the sights of Hakone and Mount Fuji.
Day 3 Hakone to Kyoto (B)
Travel by train to Kyoto, the rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 4 Kyoto and Nara (B)
Join a day tour to Kyoto and Nara, visiting the Golden Pavillion and Kyoto Imperial Palace. In Nara visit Todaiji Temple, Great Buddha and Nara Park.
Day 5 Day Tour to Hiroshima (B)
You will join a day tour to Hiroshima. Take a short ferry ride to Miyajima and visit the Itsukushima Shrine, known for its famous floating Torii Gate. In Hiroshima visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum and the Atomic Bomb Dome, a symbol of peace in the city. Return to Kyoto.
Day 6 Kyoto (B)
Make your own way for your onward arrangements.