Kamaishi City (Iwate Prefecture) is a city in Northern Tohoku region which will host the Rugby World Cup in 2019. It is accessible by plane or by train. It it boasts a convenient location, located about 2 hours 10 minutes from Tokyo by the bullet train (Shinkansen), or about 1 hour 20 minutes from Osaka by plane.
2 Hours 10 Minutes From Tokyo Station to Morioka Station
Take the JR Tohoku Shinkansen directly to Morioka from Tokyo station, covered by Japan Rail Pass.
4.5 Hours From Tokyo Station to Kamaishi Station
Take the JR Tohoku Shinkansen to Shinhanamaki station for about 2 hours 40 minutes, then transfer to the Kamaishi line to Kamaishi station for about 1 hour 50 minutes. This is covered under the Japan Rail Pass.
1 Hour 20 Minutes From Itami Airport to Iwate Hanamaki Airport
Itami-Iwate Hanamaki runs about 4 flights per day, operated by JAL.
From Iwate Hanamaki Airport
To Morioka by train：Take the JR Tohoku line to Morioka station for about 30 minutes.
To Kamaishi by train：Take the JR Kamaishi line to Kamaishi station for about 2 hours and 10 minutes.
All routes are covered by the Japan Rail Pass.
・From Sapporo City：About 1 hour by plane
・From Saitama Prefecture, Kumagaya City：About 4 hours 20 minutes by train
・From Kanagawa Prefecture, Yokohama City：About 5 hours by train
・From Shizuoka Prefecture：About 6 hours by train
・From Aichi Prefecture, Toyota City (Nagoya Komaki Airport)：About 1 hour 15 minutes by plane
・From Kobe City：About 1 hour 30 minutes by plane via Osaka Itami Airport
・From Fukuoka Prefecture, Fukuoka City (Fukuoka Airport)：About 2 hours 5 minutes by plane
・From Kumamoto Prefecture, Kumamoto City：About 2 hours 5 minutes by plane via Fukuoka Airport
・From Oita Prefecture：About 2 hours 5 minutes by plane via Fukuoka Airport