E-brochure - VISIT JAPAN 2019
E-brochure(JAPAN GUIDE for RUGBY WORLD CUP 2019™) for teams in Australia and New Zealand
Located in northernmost prefecture of Japan, The Sapporo Dome made history for being the first venue to host indoor stadium to host skiing events on a world championship level. The Sapporo Domes most impressive feature is its retractable surface, so it can host both rugby matches on a grass field and baseball matches on an artificial field.
1 Hitsujigaoka, Toyohira Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido Prefecture 062-0045
May 26, 2001
13 minutes from Sapporo Subway Station to Fukuzumi Subway Station on the Toho Line (¥250) and then approx. 10 minutes on foot from there to the Dome (500m).
Find your accommodations in Sapporo and make a booking here.
You can spend great days
in Sapporo until the next match.
The opening match of the 2019 Rugby World Cup will be held here on November 20, 2019. Although the stadium is not far from the heart of Tokyo, it is surrounded by rich nature which gives it a quiet and peaceful atmosphere. The rounded roof covers the seating area for comfortable watching, and many facilities are available.
376-3 Nishimachi, Chofu, Tokyo 182-0032
About 13 minutes from Shinjuku Station (¥240) or about 30 minutes from Shibuya Station (¥240) to Tobitakyu Station on the Keio Line and then approx. 5 minutes on foot from there to the stadium.
Find your accommodations in Tokyo and make an booking here.
You can spend great days
in Tokyo until the next match.
The Oita Bank Dome stadium was designed by the famous Kisho Kurokawa. It features high-end architecture and has the biggest retractable roof in Japan, ensuring every audience member has a pleasant viewing experience.
1351 Yokoo, Oita, Oita Prefecture 870-0126
At platform no.3 (Oita Station) on either JR Kyudai Line, JR Nippo Line, or JR Hohi Line, take the Oita Bus to 'Oita Sport Park Higashi’ (¥360/45 minutes) bound for 'Park Place via Mera BP', then walk 5 minutes to the stadium. Alternatively, at platform no.6 (Oita station) take the Oita Bus to 'Oita Sport Park Higashi’ (¥400/35 minutes) bound for 'Park Place via Ogiwara' then walk 5 minutes.
Find your accommodations in Oita and make an booking here.
You can spend great days
in Oita until the next match.
Located on a hilltop, this stadium is the centre of Ogasayama Sports Park which is full of nature. The stadium features a large roof so visitors can still enjoy the games in case of rain.
2300-1 Aino Fukuroi City, Shizuoka 437-0031
About 50 minutes from Shizuoka Station (¥970) or about 20 minutes from Hamamatsu Station (¥410) to Aino Station on the JR Tokaido Line and then approx. 15 minutes on foot from there to the stadium.
Find your accommodations in Shizuoka and make a booking here. - We recommend Fukuroi City nearby the stadium, Shizuoka City or Hamamatsu City."
You can spend great days
in Shizuoka until the next match.
If you have a chance to visit Hokkaido, Otaru is a must visit. Otaru has a long history. It served as one of the main ports of Hokkaido for a long time.
Enjoy the beautiful outback nature of Sapporo while riding on your own handsome steed! Just 40 mins from downtown Sapporo is WILD MUSTANG, a horseback riding stable located near Hakkenzan, a rugged mountain with eight peaks.
Witness the tranquility and elegance of tea ceremony, and explore the charm of Japanese traditional culture. In Sapporo this is the only place where you can taste the Matcha green tea from Shizuoka, which is very rare.
This hotel stay package plan takes you to an extraordinary world. Sleeping on an airweave mattress and enjoying the beautiful view from a guest room located on the 23rd to 34th floor is a great experience!
Let’s enjoy hiking with Sapporo locals! We are specialist in Sapporo sightseeing. Basically we introduce Okurayama, Sankakuyama, or Jozankei area. Let’s grab a special coffee on the top of the mountain!
Similar to what sommeliers do, ‘Kikizake’ (sake tasting) is an activity that involves guessing what brand of sake you are served blindfolded. In this activity, you will choose 5 kinds of sake out of the 20–30 sake varieties available, and enjoy sampling the different tastes of each one.
This is a wonderful cooking experience in Tokyo! You will have the opportunity to make traditional Japanese Wagashi sweets under the instruction of a local expert!
Explore the renown Tsukiji fish Market with a professional, English-speaking tour guide! Watch the infamous Tuna Auction (optional add-on) in the early morning and explore the Tsukiji Fish Market afterwards in this extensive tour!
View some live action at the Sumo Stable in Tokyo, where you can get a close-up view of Sumo training! Get an exclusive photo opportunity with Japan’s sumo wrestlers after their training!
Glass cutting and polishing (Edo-kiriko) is a Japanese tradition established in the first half of the 19th century. With this experience you can carve traditional patterns on your glass. Come and make your own Edo-kiriko!
Beppu city is one of Japan’s leading hot spring resorts and popular sightseeing place on Kyushu island. In this day tour you will visit the 8 hot spring Hells – the best attraction in Beppu – as well as beautiful natural scenery around the city.
This one day bus tour departs Beppu and takes you to the Kunisaki peninsula, where you will visit Usa Jingu Shrine, the 9 Buddha statues of the Maki Odo temple as well as a 6.8 meter tall Buddha statue at Kumano Magaibutsu temple.
Explore the best sights in Miyazaki prefecture with this 6 hr private car tour that departs from Hososhima Port and takes you to Amanoiwato Shrine, the Amano Yasukawara Cave, Takachiho Gorge, Takachiho Shrine and the Kunimigaoka Observatory!
Enjoy touring around Miyazaki prefecture with a car for 6 hours! This tour program is accompanied with an English speaking tour guide, who will take you to visit famous historical places in Miyazaki city for a wonderful sightseeing experience!
Experience a real time-slip trip to the roots of traditional Japan by entering a traditional farmhouse and having a delicious Japanese lunch with green tea, while dressed in a kimono! All of this in Miyakonojo city, Miyazaki!
The Jogasaki Coast on the west side of Izu Peninsula is rich in sealife and a popular destination for scuba divers. In this experience you can dive with an instructor even if you have no diving license!
Mt.Fuji, designated as a World Cultural Heritage Site, has been the object of worship for a long time. Local people have been blessed with rich natural resources from Mt. Fuji. Let’s visit a local tea farm and a sake brewery there!
In this activity, you will go to Shizuoka, which is well-known as a production center of green tea in Japan. I may not always be around, but one of my family members will be more than happy to take you around our tea farm!
“Enjoy half a day of Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) Fun around Mt Fuji’s Five Lakes and Miho (三保). Admire the beauty of Fuji as you cruise along the calm glistening lake. We will teach you how to balance and control the SUP. Also expect some fun and games once you become comfortable with standing on the SUP!
“Take a thrilling ride down Fuji River (Fujikawa) on this half day rafting tour! We will start at Hatakeyama and end at Hourai-bashi (Horai Bridge). Total length: 6km long, Estimated time: 3.5 hours