Oita city (Oita prefecture), which will host the Rugby World Cup in 2019 is located on the North-Eastern section of the island of Kyushu. Oita Airport is the main commercial airport in Oita Prefecture, and has daily flights to and from Tokyo for about 1 hour 30 minutes. Oita is accessible from Osaka, either taking a by flight for about 55 minutes or by rapid train and a bullet train for about 3 hours 30 minutes.
1 Hour 30 Minutes from Tokyo, Haneda Airport – Oita Airport
1 Hour 40 Minutes from Tokyo, Narita Airport – Oita Airport
Oita-Narita runs about 3 flights in total per day, operated by Jet Star Japan.
55 Minutes from Osaka International Airport（Itami）– Oita Airport
Oita-Itami runs about 7 flights in total per day, operated by Japan’s national airlines such as JAL and ANA, and more budget-friendly airline: IBEX.
Flights are also available from Nagoya Centrair Airport (Aichi Prefecture.)
Take the airport limousine bus to Oita station for about 65 minutes.
3 Hours 30 Minutes from Shin-Osaka Station to Oita Station
Take the JR Sanyo Shinkansen from Shin-Osaka station to Kokura station for about 2 hours 15 minutes, then take an Express Sonic train through JR Nippo line to Oita station for about 1 hour 18 minutes. This route is included under the Japan Rail Pass.
Note that Japan Rail Pass cannot be used for travel on Nozomi trains on the Tokaido. However, both Hikari and Sakura trains are covered by the pass. Either option will take about 2 hours 30 minutes – 3 hours.
・From Sapporo City (New Chitose Airport)：About 2 hours 20 minutes by plane via Fukuoka Airport
・From Iwate Prefecture, Kamaishi City(Hanamaki Airport)：About 2 hours 5 minutes by plane via Fukuok Airport
・From Saitama Prefecture, Kumagaya City：About 1 hour 40 minutes by plane via Tokyo Haneda Airport and Fukuoka Airport
・From Kanagawa Prefecture, Yokohama City：About 1 hour 40 minutes by plane via Tokyo Haneda Airport and Fukuoka Airport
・From Shizuoka Prefecture (Shizuoka Airport)：About 1 hour 40 minutes by plane via Fukuoka Airport
・From Aichi Prefecture, Toyota City (Chubu Centrair International Airport)：About 1 hour 10 minutes by plane
・From Kobe City：About 3 hours 30 minutes by train
・From Fukuoka Prefecture, Fukuoka City ：About 1 hour 45 minutes by train
・From Kumamoto Prefecture, Kumamoto City：About 2 hours 20 minutes by train